PwC Legal has promoted seven new partners and directors to its leadership team with effect from 1 July 2016.

Partner promotions include Kate Elsdon who leads the Entity Governance & Compliance practice and Oliver Reece who leads the Pensions practice.  Both these practices have seen significant investment over the last year with the hire of Susan Fadil from TMF, Fraser Sparks from Stephenson Harwood and David Farmer from DLA Piper.

The five director promotes include Sapna Patel, Lindsay Barras and Andrea Als in the Immigration practice, Cynthia Chan in International Business Reorganisations and Annalie Croney in the Banking & Finance team.  The immigration practice  is one of the firm’s key businesses and has embarked on a major global expansion drive recently recruiting Katrina Cooper from Faegre Baker Daniels.

The corporate practice has also seen significant investment with the hire of Oliver Williams from DLA Piper, Peter Workman from King & Wood Mallesons and Thomas Colmer from Osborne Clarke in M&A, John Amberton from Baker & McKenzie in the International Business Reorganisations practice and most recently Laetitia Costa from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy who will lead the Banking & Finance team.

Shirley Brookes, senior partner said “I’m really excited about the investment we’ve made in our business in the last two years.  Not only have we hired fantastic people to join us during this exciting time for our business, we’ve also invested in our talent pipeline, diversity and progression.   To have seven partner and director promotions this year is a fantastic achievement and testament to the exceptional talent in our business.”