SJ Berwin makes eight partners

UK law firm SJ Berwin has made six new partners in the latest round of promotions. Four of the new partners are based in the firm’s London office, with the remainder in Germany and Italy.

The new partners are Shaistah Akhtar, litigation, London; Nick Brocklesby, litigation, London; Emidio Cacciapuoti, tax, Italy; Polly Daines, corporate, London; Andreas Kirchner, finance, Germany; Ajay Pathak, financial markets, London; Matthew Priday, real estate, London; and finally Anthony Shatz, corporate, London

SJ Berwin now has 175 partners, following two lateral hires into the partnership in March when Davide Balboni joined the firm’s EU & Competition department in Milan, and Nicolas Theys joined the reconstruction & insolvency team in Paris.