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Linklaters is among a handful of magic circle firms that recently announced partner promotions, according to a report by Cityam.com. Linklaters, the UK’s largest law firm based on revenue, has promoted 14 associates to partner, which is a slight decrease from the previous year when 18 made partner.

“These promotions highlight our continued commitment to investing in our global practices in order to enhance the breadth and depth of expertise we offer our clients,” said Linklaters senior partner David Cheyne.

Cityam.com reports the promotions puts Linklaters right in line with magic circle competitors Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer , Allen & Overy and Slaughter and May.

  
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Allen & Overy promoted 18 to partner this year, two less than a year ago, and Slaughter and May promoted just two, which is the same as last year. Freshfields added 18 associates to its partner ranks, which is an increase from the 14 that were promoted last year.

Cityam.com reports reports Linklaters promoted eight London partners, Freshfields six London partners, and Allen & Overy two London partners. Allen & Overy managing partner Wim Dejonghe said “over half of the firm’s turnover continues to be generated outside the UK and two-thirds of our work is cross-border.”

Fellow magic circle firm Clifford Chance is slated to make its partner promotions in July.

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