Kennedys senior partner Nick Thomas has been re-elected to serve his fifth term as senior partner after an uncontested election.
The partner vote, which was held this month, is understood to have closed on Tuesday (17 January). His new term starts in February 2017 and will run for four years.
Thomas, who was first elected senior partner in 1996 and whose last re-election was in 2012, is perceived to be a central driving force of the firm’s international growth strategy.
In September, The Lawyer reported that Kennedys was looking to significantly boost its Americas presence with ambitions to open four more offices in the US and plans for a further two in Latin America.
Since then, the firm has launched a new office in Mexico City this year, appointing three new partners to it. In 2016, Kennedys orchestrated Latin America office openings in Brazil and Peru in July, and Chile and Colombia in August.
In Europe, the firm also launched an associated office in Italy.
In the last financial year, Kennedys announced turnover growth of 7 per cent, from £129.9m to £138.8m.
The firm’s UK revenue also broke the £100m barrier for the first time, after growing 2.5 per cent from £99.6m to £102.1m.
Kennedys has been approached for comment.
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