DLA Piper announces Yorkshire partnership promotions for 2015

DLA Piper has promoted Yorkshire lawyers to its partnership.

The lawyers promoted are Matthew Duncombe, IPT, Leeds;  Vikki McKay, Real Estate, Sheffield; and Barney Smedley, Restructuring, Leeds.

Across the firm’s practice groups globally, Corporate saw the largest intake of new partners with ten promotions, followed by Litigation & Regulatory with nine and Intellectual Property & Technology with eight promotions. The Real Estate and Finance & Projects groups had six promotions each with a further two in Employment and one in Tax. 

There were 20 promotions in the United States, nine in the United Kingdom, eight across Continental Europe, one in the Middle East,  four in Asia and a further two in Australia. 

Simon Levine, global Co-CEO of DLA Piper, said: “We have a diverse pool of very talented lawyers at DLA Piper and I would like to congratulate all those who have been promoted to the partnership across the world this year.

“The quality of our people internationally is crucial to our ambition to be the leading global business law firm advising the leading mature and emerging companies wherever they do business.”

Sarah Day, office managing partner for DLA Piper in Leeds, said: “I am delighted that two members of the team in Leeds have been promoted. This news demonstrates a continued commitment to Yorkshire for DLA Piper, and to developing our people.”

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