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Six appointed in the UK

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Roxanne Libatique

Global law firm Kennedys has announced its latest partner promotions, adding 17 new partners to its international roster.

This move brings the firm’s total number of partners to 349. The appointments will take effect on May 1.

New partners at Kennedys

The newly promoted partners include nine women and eight men. The promotions span various regions across the firm’s global network: Asia Pacific (APAC), EMEA, North America, and the UK.

Asia Pacific

  • Bertha Ng (Hong Kong)
  • Nathan Buck (Sydney)
  • Con Kakakios (Sydney)


  • Reem Bangina (Dubai)
  • Mehdi Seadon (Dubai)
  • Rishi Sengupta (Dubai)

North America

  • Ryan McInerney (Basking Ridge)
  • Nate French (Chicago)
  • Colin Willmott (Chicago)
  • Hilary Simon (New York)
  • Shain Wasser (San Francisco)

The UK

  • Lauren Gosnell (Manchester)
  • Elisa Peachey (London)
  • Laura Madders (London)
  • Philip Kusiak (London)
  • Rebecca Maby (London)
  • Vicki Teasdale (London)

See LinkedIn post here.

Talent development at Kennedys

Kennedys senior partner Nick Thomas said the firm is committed to talent development and progression.

“The success of the firm is down to the exceptional talent of our people. We are committed to developing our people and rewarding their contribution to our success. We pride ourselves on having clear routes to success and work hard to invest in our people, and so it is incredibly rewarding to be able to welcome this year’s cohort into the partnership,” he said. “Each and every one of them has worked hard to reach this milestone in their career, bringing depth and breadth of knowledge to their colleagues and clients. I look forward to watching their careers progress further.”

Chief people officer Alan Demirkaya highlighted the importance of a nurturing culture: “We place a real emphasis on investing in and nurturing our talent, as our people are our business. By providing clear career progression, a supportive culture, and an inclusive working environment where they can thrive. We want to watch their careers grow with us as we become the destination for talent in the legal market.”

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