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2015 – London & The City

December

  • Norton Rose has appointed Simon Chamberlain as a partner. Chamberlain is an experienced aviation lawyer.
  • Ince & Co has appointed Will Cooper as partner in the firm’s aviation group.
  • Stephenson Harwood has appointed Purvis Ghani as an employment partner.
  • Shoosmiths has appointed Elliot Bishop as head of its new luxury asset litigation group.
  • Macfarlanes has appointed Andrew Barton, an insurance specialist, as a partner in the corporate team.
  • Withers has recruited commercial litigation and arbitration specialist Tatiana Menshenina.
  • White & Case has appointed Caroline Sherrell and Kenneth Barry as partners in the firm’s global mergers & acquisitions practice.
  • Paul Hastings has appointed Paul Severs, a structured finance and capital markets specialist, as partner in the corporate practice based in London.
  • Cooley LLP has confirmed that Natasha Kaye, a specialist tax practitioner, has joined the firm.
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has elected a number of new partners including Carol Daniel, Wheatly MacNamara and Seema Shah.
  • Paul Hastings has announced that restructuring and debt finance partner David Ereira will join as a partner in the corporate practice.
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman UK has appointed Terry Green as a partner in the real estate practice. Green focuses on finance, hospitality, insolvency and corporate real estate including retail.
  • Morgan Lewis has appointed Simon Currie, who specialises in advising financial sector clients on investment funds and financial services regulatory matters, as a partner in its investment management team.
  • Seddons has appointed employment lawyers Madeleine Thomson and Helen Crossland as partners.
  • Mourant Ozannes has appointed trusts and private client specialist Tony Pursall as a partner in the firm’s international trusts and private client practice.
  • Signature Litigation has welcomed partner Adam Rooney to the firm. He has extensive experience in commercial litigation matters, particularly in financial services disputes and insolvency.
  • Edwin Coe has expanded its property team with the appointment of partner William Thompson who specialises in commercial real estate.
  • Gordon Dadds has announced the appointment of Huw Witty as partner and head of tax.
  • GSC Solicitors has appointed James Cohen as a partner in its private client, international and tax team
  • Mishcon de Reya has appointed Kendrah Potts as a legal director in its sports group.
  • Dechert has announced that Laurent Faugerolas has joined the firm.
  • Winston & Strawn has appointed Jason Parker as of counsel in the firm’s corporate & finance department.
  • Moon Beever has expanded its insolvency team with the appointment of solicitor Tony Sampson. Sampson has experience across all forms of insolvency procedures.
  • Seddons has appointed employment lawyer Tom Solesbury as an associate.
  • Wiggin has announced that Gráinne McKenna has joined its film & TV group as a consultant.

November

  • Bird & Bird has appointed data protection and cyber risk specialist, James Mullock, as a partner in its international privacy & data protection group.
  • Fieldfisher has appointed Matthew Hinxman from Baker Botts as a partner in its finance practice.
  • Holman Fenwick & Willan has appointed Stephen Marais as a partner in the asset finance practice based in London.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has appointed former World Pay corporate general counsel Matthew Griffith as a partner in its corporate insurance and financial services team.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has appointed Andy Savage as a partner in its corporate practice.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has promoted Sabrina Cader to partner.
  • Baker & McKenzie has appointed Dyann Heward-Mills as a partner in its London office.
  • King & Spalding has announced that Thomas Jones will join the London office as a partner in the firm’s financial institutions and finance practices.
  • Crowell & Moring LLP has appointed Jonathan Lisle as a partner and new head of the firm’s London corporate practice.
  • Morgan Lewis has expanded in London with the appointment of structured finance partner Theresa Kradjian and corporate tax partner Paul Beausang.
  • Juan Crosby has joined PwC Legal as a partner in its IT outsourcing team.
  • Osborne Clarke has appointed Jeremy Summers as a partner in its litigation practice group.
  • Clintons has appointed Charles Gerada as a partner.
  • Blake Morgan has appointed Ian Skuse as a partner in its aviation team in London following the recent merger with Piper Smith Watton.
  • Tracey Sheehan has joined Dentons as a partner in its technology, media and telecoms team.
  • Keystone Law has announced that Simon Murfitt has joined the firm as a consultant solicitor in the asset finance team.
  • Curwens has promoted Anne Stennett to partner with effect from 1 October 2015.
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced the promotion of lawyers to partner with effect from 1 October 2015, including eight in London.
  • Pitmans has merged with Calvert Solicitors with effect from 1 October 2015.
  • Jacqueline Major has joined the family law team at Hodge Jones & Allen as a partner heading up their family finance section.
  • Duncan Lewis has welcomed new directors Hildegard Rauf, Rachel Caswell and Catherine Ashton to the firm.
  • Lewis Nedas has promoted partner Miles Herman to the directorship of the practice.
  • Linklaters has appointed Richard Cumbley as global practice head of the technology, media and telecommunications & intellectual property practice.
  • Linklaters has appointed Matthew Keogh as global practice head of the investment management group succeeding Scott Bowie.
  • Simmons & Simmons has appointed Mark Heaney as a partner in the intellectual property group.
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has announced that US securities lawyer Tom O’Neill will join its capital markets practice as a partner and will head its US securities practice.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Nick Skea-Strachan, a specialist in the hotels sector, as a partner.
  • It has been reported that telecoms specialist Reg Dhanjal has joined Pinsent Masons as a partner.
  • Clyde & Co has recruited partner Richard Power to its global arbitration group.
  • Macfarlanes has announced that Gerald Kelly will be joining the firm as a partner in the real estate practice.
  • Wasbrough Vizards has appointed intellectual property specialist Serena Tierney as a partner.
  • King & Wood Mallesons has appointed Lorraine Vaz, a specialist in the lender-side of leveraged finance transactions.
  • Latham & Watkins has named a number of new partners including four in London Adrian Chiodo, Robbie McLaren, Farah O’Brien and Helena Potts.
  • Schillings has announced that Major General Tim Robinson CBE is to join the firm in January 2016 as a partner in the privacy and reputation practice.
  • Michelmores has appointed employment specialist James Townsend as a partner.
  • Thomas Cooper has announced that Nick Humphreys and Sharon Fryer have joined the employment and corporate groups in the firm’s London office as partners.
  • Brecher has announced the appointment of two new partners to the property finance team, Richard Gilchrist and Jansen.

October

  • Allen & Overy has appointed Lucy Oddy as a partner in the real estate finance group.
  • Eversheds has appointed Stuart Wortley as a partner.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has expanded its banking team with the appointment of Angus Gill. Also new to the practice is partner Rosalind Mason.
  • Wragge Lawrence Graham has appointed a nine-strong corporate team from Gowlings.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has expanded its maritime practice with the appointment of maritime partner Joe McGladdery.
  • Taylor Wessing has announced the addition of a new partner. David McCluskey specialises in international business crime investigations and regulatory litigation.
  • CMS has appointed Satyen Dhana as a partner in the competition practice. He has significant expertise in competition law.
  • DWF has appointed intellectual property and technology specialist John Benjamin as a partner in the firm’s corporate team.
  • Lewis Silkin has announced the appointment of digital media specialist David Deakin as a partner in the firm’s media, brands and technology team.
  • Dentons has announced that Nikolas Colbridge has joined the firm as partner in its capital markets practice. His practice focuses on international financing transactions.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has announced that it will merge with Devon firm Stones Solicitors. The firm has also welcomed Kashif Siddiqui as a partner in its corporate department.
  • John Amberton has joined PwC Legal as a partner in its international business reorganisations team.
  • White & Case LLP has expanded its global white collar practice with the addition of Jonathan Pickworth as a partner.
  • Steptoe & Johnson has announced that John Rupp has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that Chris Haynes and Steve Thierbach have joined the office as partners.
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has announced that Andy Tromans has joined the firm’s corporate and financial services department as a partner.
  • Goodwin Procter has announced that James Spence has been promoted to partner.
  • K&L Gates LLP has appointed Giles Bavister as a tax partner. He advises domestic and international companies, individuals and real estate trusts on a wide range of property matters.
  • Marriott Harrison LLP has welcomed partner Brett Israel to the firm. He has extensive corporate restructuring, insolvency and recovery experience.
  • Edwin Coe has appointed Kunal Gadhvi as a partner in its insolvency and restructuring team.
  • GQ Employment Law has welcomed Daniel Pollard as a partner. Daniel has experience of employment and partnership law covering contentious and non-contentious matters for financial institutions, corporations and LLPs.
  • Sophie Vanhegan has been promoted to partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
  • Gunnercooke has appointed Michelle Wilkinson as a banking partner. Barrister David Herbert has also been appointed as a partner.
  • Hempson has employed James Lawford Davies, a life sciences specialist, as a partner.
  • Stewarts Law has welcomed Thomas Williams as a partner in its international arbitration team. The firm has also welcomed Toby Atkinson as a partner in its family and divorce department.
  • Signature Litigation has announced the appointment of two new partners: Julian Connerty and Daniel Spendlove.
  • BLM has chosen partner Caroline Craigie to join its casualty team. She specialises in handling personal injury claims.
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel has announced that real estate partner Hugues Moreau has relocated to the firm.
  • Costanza Russo has joined Faegre Baker Daniels’ corporate team as a partner.
  • ELS Legal is partnering with specialist criminal barrister Jeremy Rosenberg to offer a private prosecution service.

September

  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed Geraldine Quirk as a partner in its insurance practice.
  • Simmons & Simmons has appointed Khasruz Zaman as a partner in the corporate and commercial practice. Also joining as a partner is Rob Horne who joins the construction, engineering and infrastructure disputes team.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed partner Elizabeth Budd to its financial regulation group.
  • Ashurst has appointed Eric Stuart as a partner in its US securities team.
  • Weightmans has expanded its large loss and technical claims insurance division with the recruitment of partner Seva Singh.
  • TLT has expanded its social housing team with the appointment of two partners Linda Converyand Gillian Bastow.
  • Wedlake Bell has promoted Glenn Chidgey and Adam Grant to partner.
  • Berrymans Lace Mawer has appointed Paula Jefferson in the abuse claims department as a partner.
  • Gunnercooke has appointed a new partner Shilpen Savani.
  • DMH Stallard has recruited partners Roger Yates and Miles Eckersley to the real estate team.
  • Royds has promoted Susan Voice to partner in the commercial property team.
  • Radcliffes LeBrasseur has welcomed Jonathan Landau to the firm as a partner.
  • Dentons has appointed Tim Pipe as a banking partner.
  • White & Case has appointed Ian Wallace as partner in the financial restructuring and insolvency team.
  • Ropes & Gray has appointed Rohan Massey as a partner in the privacy and data security practice.
  • Bryan Cave LLP has appointed Rachel Kelly as a partner in its financial service team.
  • Howard Kennedy has appointed Marcus Jamson as a partner in its commercial finance team.
  • Sidley Austin has welcomed Rupert Wall as a partner in its global finance practice.
  • Ropes & Gray has announced that Chris McGarry is joining the firm as a partner in the finance practice.
  • Kirkland & Ellis has appointed Michael Steele as a partner in the finance practice.
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has appointed Oliver Heinisc has a partner in the firm’s antitrust and competition practice.
  • Fenchurch Law has announced the appointment of Jonathan Corman as a partner in the insurance team.
  • Everys Solicitors has appointed Mark Wilkins to its property asset and debt markets team.
  • Sophie Burchett has joined Hodge Jones & Allen as Associate in its child care team.
  • Berrymans Lace Mawer has welcomed Sarah Wright and Catherine Davey as solicitors and Paula Jefferson as partner to the abuse team.
  • Lyons Davidson has promoted Victoria MacDonald to associate.
  • Sacker & Partners has appointed Kirsty James and Andrew Worthington as associate.
  • Rooks Rider has promoted Jeremy Duffy, Elena Tzialli and Elle Berrett to associate.
  • Royds has appointed Tessa Saunders, who specialises in resolving property and commercial disputes, as a solicitor; Jemma Regan-Cummins as a senior associate in construction and Deborah North as a legal executive in the property team.
  • Clyde & Co has appointed Stephen Doggett as global head of communications.
  • Linklaters has recruited Jean Price to its financial regulation group as counsel.
  • Clifford Chance has announced that Jessica Gladstone has joined as a partner.
  • Ashurst has appointed Shaun Lascelles as a partner in its global private equity team.
  • Bird & Bird has appointed Pattie Walsh as a partner in its global employment practice.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has appointed competition and regulatory partner Jeremy Robinson.
  • Ashfords has recruited Stuart Fleet to its corporate team.
  • Maclay Murray &Spens has appointed Philip Sewell as a partner in the dispute resolution team.
  • Macfarlanes has appointed Stephen Robinson as head of the investment management group.
  • Olswang has appointed Kevin Bye as head of strategic development.
  • Wedlake Bell has recruited Rosalyn Breedy as partner to its corporate team.
  • Holman Fenwick & Willan has appointed Christopher Cardona as a partner in the dispute resolution team.
  • Shearman & Sterling has expanded its mergers and acquisitions practice with the appointment of
    partner Frank Miller.
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has named Jeffrey Trinklein as co-partner in charge of the office.
  • Shearman & Sterling has appointed Ronan Wicks as a partner.
  • Jenner & Block has appointed Charlie Lightfoot as a partner in the commercial litigation team.
    In addition they have also appointed Christian Tuddenham and Timothy Chorvat as partners in the dispute resolution team. Also Nancy Jacobson has been appointed as a partner in the white collar department.
  • Fladgate has appointed Taj Rehal as a partner in the employment team.
  • Cooley LLP has appointed Paula Holland as a partner in its business department.
  • TWM Solicitors has appointed Mark Parkhouse as head of insolvency.
  • Hempsons has announced the promotion of Sharon Cooney and Bryn Morgan to partner.
  • Bargate Murray has announced the appointment of Adam Ramlugon as managing partner and Mark Needham as a partner.
  • Horwich Farrelly Solicitors has appointed Karen Mann as a partner from DAC Beachcroft.
  • Excello Law has recruited Ashok Ghosh as a partner.
  • Bircham Dyson Bell has appointed Susan Johnson as a consultant in its private wealth team.
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has appointed Elisabeth Blunsdon as counsel in its energy group.
  • Jenner & Block have appointed the following; Kelly Hagedorn as special counsel, Victoria Fitzpatrick and Tracey Lattimer as associates.
  • Cooley LLP has appointed two corporate associates Tamsin Crane and Ciaran Rooney along with partner Paula Holland.
  • Hempsons has promoted Helen Edwards and Jonathan Pearce to associates.
  • Hausfeld & Co LLP has appointed Anna Morfey as a partner. Also joining are; Joshua Coleman-Pecha, Natalya King, Andrew Leitch, Emily Sheils and Gurpreet Chhokar as associates.
  • Goodman Ray has welcomed solicitor and mediator Tom Brownrigg to the family team.
  • Tamer Ibrahim has joined DKLM as a paralegal in the residential conveyancing team.
  • Olswang has appointed Neil Morling as chief financial officer. Meanwhile Sarah Tucker has been appointed as HR Director.

August

  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed Jonathan Morris as its new corporate departmental managing partner.
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Penny Cogher as a pensions partner.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has appointed Alun Marriott, Mark Sinclair-McGarvie and Jonathan Broughton as partners.
  • Tim Eyles has been re-elected as managing partner of Taylor Wessing for a further three year term.
  • Mishcon de Reya has appointed Ray Black as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property department.
  • Druces LLP has recruited corporate partner David Bennett in the capital markets department.
  • Holman Fenwick & Willan has appointed Simon Clark as a consultant in its employment team.
  • Bonnetts Solicitors has appointed Liz Hailey as director of the firm and head of the commercial property team.
  • Baker & McKenzie has appointed Jonathan Peddie as partner in the corporate investigations team.
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP has appointed Ursula Owczarkowski as an international partner in the project finance group.
  • O’Melveny & Myers has appointed Eve Ellis as a partner in the investment funds practice group and Andrew Weiler has joined as a partner and European head of mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance.
  • Shearman & Sterling has appointed Jeremy Sharpe as a partner in the international arbitration practice.
  • Morgan Lewis has appointed three new finance partners; Matthew Duncan, Julian Goodman and Paul Matthews.
  • Morgan Lewis has appointed Gawain Hughes as a partner.
  • Bernard Chill & Axtell has appointed Sean Reeves as a partner in the conveyancing department.
  • Goodman Derrick has appointed Tim Mould as a partner in the construction team.
  • Kennedys has appointed James Clarke as a partner in the corporate and commercial division.
  • Brecher has appointed Wesley Fongenie as head of planning.
  • Oliver Williams has joined PwC Legal as a partner in the private equity team. It has also appointed three new partners internally; Chris Perkins in employment, Georgie Blythe in corporate and Matthew Timmons in entity governance and compliance. Fraser Sparks has also been appointed as a pension’s partner.
  • HCB Solicitors has appointed Andrew Barrowclough as head of education law team. Paul Corren has also been appointed as head of corporate law.
  • Andrew Shaw has joined Bevan Brittan as a property partner.
  • Eversheds has made a number of appointments to its planning team; Richard Marsh as principal associate, Laura Beth Hutton and Matt Nixon as senior associates.
  • Mishcon de Reya has appointed Jeffrey Lee as a solicitor in the private client department.
  • Keystone Law has appointed 11consultant solicitors; Andrew Hignett, Dawn Mullins, Diederik van Lede, Dilek Kahraman, Malcolm Mason, Michelle Last, Paul Ranson, Peter Jansen, Raymond Levine, Robert Lawrie and Robert Wharton.
  • Kingsley Napley has welcomed Brindusa Tataru-Marinescu as a senior associate in its real estate team.
  • Baker & McKenzie has appointed David Brimacombe as a consultant in the firm’s global financial institutions group.
  • Sacker & Partners has promoted Joanna Smith and Naomi Brown to associate director and Emma Martin to senior associate all in the pensions department.
  • Juliana Mocatta has joined the property development and construction team at Harold Benjamin Solicitors.
  • Davitt Jones Bould has appointed Tim Seal as a group director in the construction team.
  • Kieran Fano has joined the construction team as a solicitor at Goodman Derrick.
  • Goodman Ray has appointed Janet Broadley as a consultant.
  • New Quadrant Partners has appointed Helen McGhee as senior associate.
  • Bivonas Law has appointed Rebecca Dix as a senior associate.

July

  • Edward Braham has been appointed as the new senior partner at Freshfields.
  • A new international arbitration group has been formed at Clyde & Co. The new group will be co chaired by Peter Hirst and Ben Knowles.
  • Martin Fleetwood has been appointed at Shoosmiths as a partner in the transport and infrastructure team.
  • Bircham Dyson Bell has promoted the following to partner; Nick Le Riche in employment, Ellen James in commercial real estate, Charles Clarke in real estate and Shabana Anwar in planning and infrastructure. Hema Anand has also been welcomed as head of residential conveyancing.
  • Celia Gardiner has been welcomed at Dentons as a banking and finance partner.
  • Dentons has promoted Liz Soulter as a partner in the funds finance sector.
  • Fladgate has welcomed Bree Taylor as a dispute resolution partner.
  • Patrick Keown has been welcomed at Bates Wells Braithwaite as a corporate and commercial partner.
  • Baker & McKenzie has promoted the following to partner; Stephen Ratcliffe in employment, Jannan Crozier in private equity and Patrick O’Gara in tax.
  • Joel Cooper and Randall Fox have been appointed as partners in the transfer pricing group.
  • Nick Swinburne has been appointed as a partner in the transportation and space group.
  • Philip Rogers has been welcomed at Brown Rudnick as head of emerging markets.
  • Jonathan Kendal has been appointed as a partner in the tax corporate group.
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has welcomed Philip Crump as a partner in the debt finance team.
  • Jones Day has appointed Nick Collins as a partner in the firm’s projects & infrastructure practice.
  • Employment lawyer Robert Mecrate-Butcher, has joined Locke Lord as a partner and head of the employment practice.
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has announced that Solomon Wifa has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Jonathan Ogle has been promoted to international partner.
  • Martin Barrett has joined McGuire Woods LLP as a partner and will lead the London real estate team.
  • Thrings LLP has promoted John Richardson to partner in the corporate team.
  • Capsticks has promoted four to partner; Jamie Cuffe in commercial, Catherine Bennett and Kiran Sekhon in clinical negligence and Gemma Brannigan in the inquests team.
  • Amanda Cattle and Kevin Skinner have joined Goodman Ray as fixed share members.
  • Royds has welcomed Jacinta Conway as a partner in the firm’s litigation department.
  • Family Law Associates has announced that partner Jennifer Granby has been approved as a member of the Law Society’s family law accreditation scheme.
  • Beale and Company Solicitors has appointed partner Stephen Reilly to its insurance team.
  • Everys Solicitors has opened a new office in London. Stephen Beverley has joined the firm to head up the office.
  • Hill Dickinson has promoted Jeff Park in shipping and Jenny Cummin in professional and financial risks as legal directors.
  • Bryan Cave has appointed Alycia Riccobono and Lukasz Napieraj to the financial services group.
  • McGuire Woods LLP has appointed counsel Chris King and associate Rhiannon Campbell as members of the real estate team.
  • Covington & Burling has announced that Stephanie Sarzana has joined the firm as a special counsel.
  • Keystone Law has appointed Rachel Flynn and Barry Maytum as consultant solicitor.
  • Fisher Meredith has appointed Lee Stafford as a senior associate and head of the dispute resolution department.
  • Thrings LLP has announced a number of promotions including; Natasha Dowding in employment, Hannah Brophy in commercial litigation and Charlotte Dooling in property.
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel has promoted William Oliver to counsel in the firm’s banking and finance team.
  • Martin Scott has joined the team at Halebury as a legal consultant.
  • Capsticks has appointed Paul Dunn to its ASB advisory services team as an ASB advisor.
  • Devonshires has welcomed solicitor Felicity Leedham to the firm to join the real estate and projects team.
  • Senior solicitors Declan Gilroy and Matthew Halton have joined the commercial team at Stephensons.
  • Hugh James has announced a number of promotions including clinical negligence specialist Helen Neville who is promoted to associate.
  • Solicitor Jonathan Pryke has joined Gedye & Sons in the commercial and residential conveyancing team.
  • Brookman Solicitors has announced that partner Julius Brookman has been admitted as a solicitor in Queensland.
  • Reed Smith has appointed Lucy Dillon as chief knowledge officer.
  • Freshfields’ global head of internal marketing, Sally Anderson, has left the firm to join Baker Tilly as its new head of communications.
  • Simmons & Simmons has expanded its trade finance practice with the appointment of Omar Al-Ali as a partner.
  • Freshfields has appointed high yield specialist, Ward McKimm, as a partner.
  • Clyde & Co has announced that Paul Dillon has joined the firm’s international trade and energy practices as a partner. It has also appointed David Wilkinson as head of the firm’s intellectual property practice
  • Nabarro has appointed Adam Greaves as a partner in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution team.
  • King & Wood Mallesons has recruited corporate partner Laura Brunnen
  • Baker & McKenzie has appointed corporate tax professional Kate Alexander as principal tax advisor.
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has announced that Matthew Williams, John Deacon and Edward Humphries are joining the energy team as partners.
  • Morrison & Foerster has announced that corporate lawyer Graeme Sloan has joined the firm as a partner in the mergers and acquisitions practice.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Matthew Mulqueen as a partner in its energy & natural resource practice.
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has appointed Gregg Beechey as a partner in the asset management practice.
  • Boies Schiller & Flexner has appointed Kenneth Beale as a partner in its international disputes and regulatory practice.
  • Proskauer Rose has announced that Bruno Bertrand-Delfau has joined the firm as a partner in its private investment funds practice.
  • Morgan Lewis has appointed Pulina Whitaker as an employment investigations and data privacy partner.

June

  • Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted the following to partner; Dinesh Banani in corporate – US
    Securities, Harry Edwards, Sarah McNally and Neil Blake in disputes, Heather Culshaw in finance, Tim Healey in real estate – construction, Catherine Howard in real estate – planning, Alice Rogers in real estate and Aurell Taussig in corporate tax.
  • Kimberley Wood has been appointed as a partner in the corporate, M&A, and securities team at Norton Rose Fulbright.
  • Alexander Brown has been appointed as head of technology, media and telecommunications at Simmons & Simmons. He succeeds Andrew McMillan.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed Nathan Willmott as the new departmental managing partner of the litigation and dispute resolution department. Oliver Glynn-Jones will take over as head of the commercial dispute resolution group. Graham Shear will also become the litigation department’s new head of International.
  • David Bintliff has been appointed as a partner in the commercial department at Bird & Bird.
  • Nabarro has appointed John Finnemore, Matthew Taylor and Sam Robinson as partners.
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Martha Grekos as a partner and head of the planning team.
  • Travers Smith has promoted the following to partner; Jon Reddington in corporate finance, Will Normand in investment funds, David James and Dan Naylor in pensions, Will Yates and Adam Orr in private equity and Jessica Kemp in tax.
  • Patrick Eaton has been appointed at K&L Gates as a partner in the banking and corporate team.
  • Paul Stevens has been elected as the new CEO at Olswang.
  • Simon Beswick has been reappointed for a further three year term at Osborne Clarke.
  • Sushma MacGeoch has been appointed as a partner in the insurance disputes team at Bond Dickinson.
  • Ashfords has announced the launch of its new regulatory consultancy service. The service will be jointly headed by partner, Richard Voke and Robert Belton.
  • Jayson Marks has been appointed as a corporate partner at Holman Fenwick & Willan.
  • TLT has promoted Paul Gair to partner in banking and financial services.
  • Melanie Hughes has been promoted to partner in the real estate team at Michelmores.
  • Ellen Morgan has been welcomed as head of trading standards at Ashfords. Jane Ireland has also been promoted to partner.
  • Kennedys has promoted Anne-Marie Hodges, Jonathan Evans and Samantha Silver to partners.
  • Mishcon de Reya has welcomed Sharon Tan as a partner in the employment department.
  • Maung Aye has been promoted to partner in the corporate department at Mackrell Turner Garrett.
  • Thomas Eggar has promoted James Letchford as a partner in the property department.
  • The British Medical Association has set up an independent law firm, BMA Law, to provide legal advice to the healthcare profession. The firm is an ABS and will provide a range of consumer legal services. Justin Quinton and Robert Day will lead the firm.
  • Maeve O’Higgins has been welcomed at Moon Beever as a partner and head of the family department.
  • Hempsons has welcomed Mary Menjou as a partner in the clinical negligence team.
  • Capsticks has welcomed corporate and commercial lawyer Lee Clarke as a partner.
  • George Gilpin has been promoted to partner in the property department at Moore Blatch.
  • Magnus Boyd has been appointed as a partner in the privacy and reputation practice at Schillings.
  • Michael Simkins LLP has promoted Giao Pacey and Jon Oakley to partners.
  • Jason Woodland has been promoted to partner at Peters & Peters.
  • Maples Teesdale Solicitors has appointed Dellah Gilbert as a partner in litigation.
  • IBB Solicitors has promoted Elaine Bohnel to partner in finance.
  • Duncan Lewis has opened a new office in Shepherds Bush which will be headed by director Adeeba
    Naseem. Director Jamille Mohammed will also be based in the office. A new central London
    office on Fleet Street has also opened and Michelle Bird, Vicash Ramkissoon, Ayan Yalchin and Geoffrey Yeung will be based there.
  • Farrer & Co has promoted the following to partner; Joanna Poole in disputes, Bethan Waters in banking and financial services and Annabel Younger in residential property.
  • Miller Rosenfalck has been promoted to partner in the corporate department at Pia Dalziel.
  • Nigel Brahams has been appointed as a financial services partner at Fox Williams.
  • Jessica Nugent has promoted to partner in corporate and commercial at Goodman Derrick LLP.
  • Robert Smeath has been welcomed at New Quadrant Partners as a partner.
  • Matt Rees has been welcomed as partner in the mergers and acquisitions group at Proskauer Rose.
  • Faegre Baker Daniels has appointed Dr Huw Beverley-Smith as a partner in intellectual property.
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has appointed Stuart Brinkworth as a partner in the finance practice.
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has appointed Mark Mifsud, Kate Downey and Alexandra Conroy as partners in the asset management practice.
  • Justin Nimmo has been promoted to partner in the dispute resolution department at Rosenblatt Solicitors.
  • Greenberg Traurig Maher has welcomed Gillian Sproul as a shareholder in the antitrust litigation & competition practice.
  • K&L Gates has appointed Jacob Ghanty as a partner in the investment management practice.
  • Natasha Kaye has been appointed at Cooley LLP as a partner in the tax department.
  • Duncan Woollard has been appointed as a partner in the corporate practice at Paul Hastings LLP.
  • Myles Mantle as been welcomed at Jones Day as a partner in the projects & infrastructure department.
  • Jenny Hotchin has been promoted to associate in the commercial team at Ashfords.
  • Hill Dickinson has welcomed Jim Garton as a partner in the property team.
  • Julia Hayhoe has been appointed as global director of strategy implementation at Baker & McKenzie.
  • Rachel Lee has been appointed as an associate in the planning team at Irwin Mitchell.
  • TLT has promoted the following to associates; Vanessa Anastassova, Claire Kershaw and Andrew Thorncroft in banking and lender services, Juliet Mason and Claire Saunders in commercial services.
  • Schillings has welcomed Charlotte Watson as a legal director. Natalie Sherborn has also been welcomed as a senior associate. Meanwhile Tom Double joins as a solicitor.
  • Mourant Ozannes has welcomed Chinyin Johnston as a counsel in the banking and finance department.
  • Thomas Eggar has promoted Christine Darwin to manager in private client dispute resolution. Iain Richardson has also been promoted to senior associate in commercial relationships and Lizzy Sharp as an associate in property.
  • Keystone Law has welcomed Stuart Hill as a consultant solicitor in insurance and reinsurance disputes.
  • Faegre Baker Daniels has welcomed Tom Piper as a real estate associate.
  • Schillings has made the following appointments to its risk consulting and information security practice; Juliet Young as a principal consultant, Adam Wilkinson as a risk consultant and Paul Price as a software architect and security analyst.
  • Pritti Amin has been appointed as a solicitor in the debt recovery and litigation practices at Moon Beever.
  • Katie Chew and Lee Henderson have been appointed as solicitors on the completion of their training contracts at Goodman Ray.
  • Ingram Winter Green has welcomed Simon Child as a solicitor in the property department.
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has promoted Brad Doline to counsel in the international corporate group.
  • Katie Spence has been welcomed in the private client team at Pothecary Witham.
  • Satindar Dogra has been appointed at Linklaters as head of the dispute resolution department.
  • Hogan Lovells has appointed Sylvain Dhennin as a finance partner in the international debt capital markets team.
  • Sarah Coucher has been welcomed at Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner in the restructuring team.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has welcomed Katherine Mulhern and Bobby Schrader as partners in the corporate finance team.
  • James Wood has been welcomed ay Ashurst as a partner in the corporate division.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Oliver Carruthers as a partner in the project finance team.
  • Rob McBride and Sian Withey have been welcomed as partners at Watson Farley & Williams.
  • Stuart Carter has been appointed as a partner in the oil and gas practice at Fieldfisher.
  • Michelmores has announced the launch of Yang Tze Law. Malcolm Dickinson, managing partner of Michelmores, has been appointed as the CEO.
  • Annabel Thomas has been welcomed as a partner in the dispute resolution department at Mishcon de Reya.
  • James Simpson has been welcomed at Winston & Strawn as co-chair of the global project finance practice.
  • O’Melveny & Myers has named Jan Birtwell as head of the London office.
  • Proskauer Rose has welcomed James Howe as a partner in the corporate team.
  • Frederick Bjorn has been promoted to partner in the private client department at Payne Hicks Beach.
  • Hamlins has promoted Faiza Ahmad to partner in the real estate litigation team. Mark Gay has also been welcomed to lead the new sports practice.
  • Fox Williams has welcomed Audrey Williams as an employment partner.
  • Jonathan Sharp has been appointed as a partner in the commercial dispute resolution team at Pitmans.
  • Harcus Sinclair has promoted Henry Hickman to partner in the litigation department.
  • Pensions lawyers Anna Rogers and Chris Mullen have launched their new firm ARC Pensions Law. Abigail Cohen is also a member of the firm as an associate.
  • Ashurst has welcomed Lisa Worley as chief marketing officer with overall responsibility for global business development and communications.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted a number of new of counsel. Those in the banking and finance team are; Tim Baines, Mark Dennison, Rosa Mottershead and Gemma Long. Those in the corporate, M&A and securities team are; Victoria Birch, Kevin Connolly and Julie Keefe. In the dispute resolution and litigation team they are; Rebecca Bailey and Peter Glover. Also in the knowledge team they are; Rebecca Oliver, Adam Sanitt and Sian Williams.
  • White & Case has appointed Luiz Aboim as counsel in the arbitration practice.
  • Mark Ford has been appointed as global knowledge office at Baker & McKenzie.
  • Russell-Cooke has welcomed Rachel McKendrick and Clare Harman Clark as senior associates in the property practice.
  • Maclay Murray & Spens has promoted the following to associate; Jon McKay in employment and pensions, Lyndsey Barr in property and Theresa Ferguson-Battershill in property housing and care. The following have also been promoted to senior associate; Lucia Avignone in financial services, Ferky Azib in commercial dispute resolution and Sophie Brock in the property department.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has promoted Ben Parry-Smith, Basil Dixon, Charlotte Skea-Strachan and Chris Weaver to associate.
  • Campbell Johnston Clark has welcomed James Mackay as a new director.
  • Tom Gauterin has been appointed as a senior associate in the international tax and structuring team at Berkeley Law.
  • Simons Muirhead & Burton has welcomed Pamela Reddy as a partner in the financial crime, civil fraud and regulatory team.
  • Adèle Standard has been welcomed at Fox Williams as an associate in the employment team. The following have also been promoted to director; Sona Ganatra in financial services regulation and white collar crime, David Murphy in employment and Howard Taylor and Sean Williams in corporate.
  • Jonathan Aubrey has been appointed to the property litigation team at JD Law.
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett has promoted Donna Martin as an associate.
  • Ani Kusheva has been promoted to counsel in the corporate team at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
  • Pothecary Witham Weld has welcomed Tina Wong to the private client team.

May

  • Clifford Chance has promoted the following to partner; Gareth Camp and Graham Phillips in corporate, Paul Carrington and Matthew Dunn in finance, Clare Burgess in capital markets and Angela Kearns in real estate.
  • Simmons & Simmons has promoted the following to partner; Angus McLean in intellectual property, Ania Rontaler in corporate, Emma Sutcliffe, Robert Allen and Paul Baker in financial markets litigation, Nick Colston in financial services, Nick Skerrett in tax, Stephen Moses in commercial litigation and Vicky Wickremeratne in employment.
  • Linklaters has promoted the following to partner; Alexandra Beidas in employment and incentives, Rory Conway in dispute resolution, Daniel Csefalvay in financial regulation, Natura Gracia in competition, Michael Honan and James Wootton in mainstream corporate, Mark Russell in projects and Scott Simpson in banking. Peter Bevan has also been appointed as global practice and head of the financial regulation group.
  • Freshfields has announced that Jennifer Bethlehem and Piers Prichard Jones will succeed Simon Marchant and Ben Spiers as co-heads of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice in London.
  • Andrew Hockley has been appointed as head of antitrust and competition at Berwin Leighton Paisner.
    The firm has also appointed Nathan Willmott as head of the financial regulatory group.
  • Michael Voisin has been appointed as global practice head of capital markets at Linklaters.
  • Simon Caridia has been welcomed at Herbert Smith Freehills as a partner in the projects and infrastructure practice.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has welcomed Richard Hughes as a partner in the banking and finance practice.
  • Stephenson Harwood has appointed the following as partners; Nick Barber and Max Lemanski in the marine and international trade practice, Russell Binch and Ros Prince in commercial litigation and Jonathan Proctor in finance.
  • Bond Dickinson has welcomed Neil Long as a partner in the private wealth division.
  • Ranjeev Kumar has been appointed as a real estate partner at Watson Farley & Williams.
  • Eversheds has promoted the following to partner; Richard Batchelor and Agnes Koko in company commercial, Lee Jackson in real estate and Jennifer Miles in litigation & dispute management.
  • James Hickland and David Richards have been promoted to partner at Ince & Co. Anna Anatolitou has also been welcomed as a partner in the aviation department.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has promoted three new partners. They are; Ravinder Sandhu in the corporate group and Andrew Ward and Andrew Waters in the dispute resolution group.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has promoted Suzi Gatward to partner in the real estate team. Hanh Nguyen and Jonathan Walters have also been appointed as solicitors.
  • Nathan East and Edwina Farrell have been welcomed at Weightmans as partners in the real estate team.
  • Gareth Baker has been promoted to partner in the corporate department at Wragge Lawrence Graham.
  • Kingsley Napley has promoted Simon Hardy, Anthony Macpherson and Claire Wood to partners.
  • Anita Jewitt has been promoted to partner in the clinical negligence department at Irwin Mitchell.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has promoted the following to partner; Neil Brown in corporate, Davina Given in commercial disputes, Dan Preston in disputes and transactions and James Wickes in the insurance disputes department.
  • Kate Johnson has been promoted to partner at Osborne Clarke.
  • Patrick Gloyens has been welcomed at Michelmores as a partner in the real estate group.
  • Wedlake Bell has welcomed James Castro-Edwards, a data protection and cyber security expert, as a partner.
  • Gavriel Cohen and John Forde have been appointed as partners at Fladgate. Digby Hebbard has also been appointed as a partner in the construction department.
  • Memery Crystal has welcomed Matthew Lindsay as a partner and head of debt finance.
  • Nick Alfille and Kieran Stone have been promoted to partner at Memery Crystal.
  • David Harrison has been welcomed at Mayer Brown as a partner.
  • Nick Cherryman has been welcomed as a partner in the commercial department at King & Spalding.
  • Jay Sadanandan has been promoted to managing partner at Latham & Watkins. Catherine Drinnan has also been appointed as the deputy office managing partner.
  • King & Wood Mallesons has welcomed the following as partner; Simon Burson, George Burrha and
    Jeremy Brooks in real estate, and James Walsh in telecoms and technology projects.
  • Paula Riedel has been appointed as a partner in antitrust and competition at Kirkland & Ellis.
  • Partha Pal has been appointed as a partner in the finance group at Ropes &Gray.
  • Matthew Hagopian and Manzer Ijaz have been welcomed at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy as partners in the projects and energy practice.
  • Dentons has promoted the following to partner; Dan Bodle in disputes, Andrew Cheung is the General Counsel of the UKMEA Region, Anna Copeman in intellectual property, Ian Fox in insolvency and Roy Pinnock in planning.
  • Stewarts Law has promoted the following to partner; Stephanie Clarke in personal injury, Antonia Jones in clinical negligence and Peter Neenan in the aviation and travel team.
  • Chris Hill has been promoted to partner in the commercial technology team at Kemp Little LLP.
  • Stone King has promoted Hannah Kubie and Tom Murdoch to partners in the charity and social enterprise team.
  • Noline Matemera has been welcomed at TLT as a partner.
  • Dominic Holmes and Mike Bell have been promoted to partner at Taylor Vinters.
  • Gayle Curry has been welcomed at Blake Morgan as a partner in the health team. Dan Kidd has also been welcomed as a property litigation partner.
  • Jenni Lajzerowicz has been appointed as a partner in the energy, environmental and commodities practice group at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.
  • Nigel Clark has been appointed as a partner and chief operating officer at Spring Law.
  • Catriona Berman has been welcomed as a partner in the real estate practice at Goodwin Procter.
  • Blake Morgan has welcomed Clare Strickland as a regulatory partner.
  • Linklaters has appointed Simon Kerr-Davis and David Speakman as employment counsel.
  • DAC Beachcroft has promoted the following to associate; Laura Davis, Olu Dansu and Sarah Coutts in global London, Geetu Bhan in financial institutions and Thomas John in technology, media and telecoms.
  • Halebury has appointed the following senior in-house lawyers; Sharon Evans, Carolyn Lazarus, Anomika Bedi, Vincent Collins and Belinda Stevens.
  • Samantha Poulter has been appointed as a solicitor at Michelmores in the real estate team.
  • Jennifer Kafcas has been appointed at O’Melveny & Myers as a counsel and member of the corporate finance practice.
  • Oliver Emanuel has been welcomed as a legal director at Blake Morgan.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed Tim Goodwin and Harriet Vaines as associates in the employment team.
  • Stewarts Law has promoted the following to senior associate; Hugh Johnson in clinical negligence, Joanna Bailie in commercial litigation, Al Trent in international arbitration, Carly Kinch and Charlotte Cuevas in divorce and family. The following have also been promoted to associate; Victoria Oliver in personal injury, Katherine Fitter in clinical negligence, Amanda Eve in competition litigation, Christopher Deacon in aviation and travel and Jenny Duggan and Lucy Gould in divorce and family.
  • Reema Mathur has been promoted to senior associate at Stone King.
  • Taylor Vinters has promoted technology lawyer Claire Green to senior associate.
  • Sophie Shaladi has been appointed at JD Law as a property solicitor.

April

  • Nick Bradbury has been appointed as a partner in the global financial services regulatory practice at Herbert Smith Freehills.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has announced that Roland Fabian and Russell Clifford have joined the firm’s board.
  • Sarah Grenfell has been appointed as a partner at CMS in the dispute resolution team. Emma Pinkerton has also been appointed as a partner in real estate.
  • Alexander Premont has been appointed as a partner in the banking team at Hogan Lovells.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has welcomed financial litigator and investigations specialist Parham Kouchikali as a partner.
  • DAC Beachcroft has promoted the following to partner; Rhiannon Davis in insurance advisory, Gemma Leonard in real estate and Richard Loxley in employment & pensions.
  • Clyde & Co has made a number of partner promotions across the international network. The following have been promoted to equity partner; Clare Hatcher in projects & commodities, Elisabeth Moseley in corporate, Craig Rooney in aviation and Tom White in insurance. The following have also been promoted to senior equity partner; David Abbott, Michelle Crorie, Toby Rogers and Helen Bourne in insurance and Ray Smith in corporate.
  • Allen & Overy has appointed Kevin Muzilla, a high yield partner, as head of US corporate finance.
  • Marc Weisberger has been appointed as a partner at Holman Fenwick & Willan.
  • Olswang has promoted Melissa Brett, Anna Caddick and Katie Nagy de Nagybaczon to partner.
  • BLM has promoted Jane Taylor and Sarah Murray-Smith as partners.
  • Mishcon de Reya has appointed Michael Nouril as a partner in the corporate department.
  • Bindmans LLP has appointed Liz Barratt and Jamie Potter as partners.
  • PwCLegal has welcomed Peter Workman as a partner.
  • Claire Mulligan and Justin Collins have been welcomed at Kennedys as partners.
  • Luke McDougall has been welcomed as a partner in the corporate practice at Paul Hastings.
  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP has welcomed Andrei Baev as a partner in the corporate department.
  • Richard Kelly has been appointed as a partner in the litigation practice at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.
  • Ropes & Gray has appointed Thomas Ross as a commercial litigation partner.
  • Duane Morris has announced that Susan Laws has been appointed to the firm’s executive committee.
  • Paul Jennings has been promoted to partner in the employment team at Bates Wells Braithwaite.
  • Taylor Wessing has promoted the following to partner; Paul Glass in disputes and investigations, Paul Leamy and Emma Oakley in real estate, Matthew Royle in patents and Sian Skelton in IT, telecoms and competition.
  • Glovers has welcomed Philip Mundy as a partner in the commercial property team.
  • Sean Bannister has been promoted to junior equity partner in the tax services team at Edwin Coe.
  • Gunner Cooke has appointed Fiona Dillon and Katerina Nomikou as tax partners.
  • James Ward has been appointed as head of private client at Seddons.
  • Oli Shipton has been welcomed at Lee & Thompson Solicitors as a partner in the corporate and commercial department.
  • Richard Lever has been appointed as a partner in the private equity group at Goodwin Procter.
  • Helen Marsh has been promoted to partner in the residential property department at Forsters.
  • Michael Bray and Riccardo Sallustio have been welcomed at Grimaldi Studio Legale in the banking and finance practice.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has welcomed Robin Ganguly as a senior associate in the litigation and dispute resolution department.
  • BLM has made a number of associate appointments. These are; Lisa Ellis, Nailah Mears, Jennifer Johnston, Edwin Millburn, Euan Milne, Edward Sainsbury, Laura Smith and Emma Tindall.
  • Stephanie Brigg has been appointed as a senior associate in the corporate teal estate team at Howard Kennedy. Richard Burt has also been appointed as head of real estate operations.
  • Will Fraser has been appointed as a managing associate in the teal estate team at Bond Dickinson.
  • Claire Mulligan and Justin Collins have been appointed as partners at Kennedys. The following have also been appointed as senior associates; Kiran Birdi, Zoe Hurley and Richard Davies, litigation manager Sue Lovegrove, solicitors Gareth Thomas, Esther Salter, Lauren Brock, Milena Iyer and Richard Bantin, Argentinian lawyer Francisco Repetto and litigation executive Louise
    Law.
  • Bindmans LLP has promoted Kathryn Macken and Nick Fry to associates.
  • Paul Beanlands has been appointed as an associate in the real estate team at
  • Michelmores has appointed Paul Beanlands as an associate in its real estate Michelmores.
  • Bates Wells Braithwaite has announced that Robert Houchill, a senior paralegal in the immigration team, has become the first person to qualify as a solicitor through the method of ‘equivalent means’.
  • Duncan Lewis has appointed Dele Johnson as a solicitor specialising in prison law.
  • Taylor Wessing has announced five senior counsel promotions. They are; Lisa Bevan in private client, David Bates in corporate – private equity, corporate technology, Maddalena Padrin in real estate, Ed Vickers in patents and Sally Annereau in data protection.
  • Kenny Henderson has been promoted to special counsel at Covington & Burling.
  • Oliver Pilkington has been appointed at Pitmans as a director in the corporate and commercial team.
  • Edwin Coe has announced that Joanne McIvor has become dual qualified in England and Scotland, and is promoted to senior associate. Hetal Sanghvi has also been promoted to senior associate in the tax services team.
  • Andrew Spooner has been appointed at Blavo & Co as a caseworker in the mental health department.
  • Freshfields has appointed Victoria Sigeti and Alison Smith in corporate and Andrew Murphy in employment, pensions and benefits as partners.
  • Slaughter and May has promoted the following to partner; Robert Innes and Chris McGaffinin corporate and commercial, Caroline Phillips in financing and Sally Wokes in corporate and commercial.
  • Neville Eisenberg has been elected as senior partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner for a four year term. He succeeds Lisa Mayhew.
  • Pinsent Masons has promoted a number of new partners. These are; Angelique Bret in competition, Ben Fairhead in pensions litigation, Alexander Grant in infrastructure, Richard Lloyd in real estate, Apicksha Patel in energy finance, Mike Reid in real estate, Liam Terry in financial services, Melissa Thompson in real estate, Helen Waddell in infrastructure and Charlotte Weekes in life sciences.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has announced a number of partner promotions. These are; Rona Bar-Isaac in commercial, Sonia Campbell in litigation, Simon Courie in finance, Graham Cross and Simon Wood in corporate, Rebecca Garner in finance, James Herring and Graeme Warburton in litigation and Andrew Martin in real estate.
  • Ian Gray has been appointed as the first international managing partner at Eversheds. Lee Ranson will continue as managing partner and Paul Worth has been appointed as head of the litigation practice group. Simon Waller is also to take up a new role as head of the financial services sector.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed Martin Sandler as a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution team. Caroline Walker has also been appointed as a partner in the real estate team.
  • Eversheds has welcomed consumer finance specialist Clare Hughes as a partner. Tom Goldsmith has also been welcomed as a partner in the real estate team.
  • Holman Fenwick & Willan has promoted Richard Strub as a partner in the shipping litigation practice.
  • Samantha Hook, real estate partner at Howard Kennedy, has been elected chairman of the South East branch of the Association of Women in Property. She will hold the role for one year.
  • Sam Szlezinger has been welcomed as a partner in the competition team at DLA Piper.
  • Paul Hastings has welcomed Mark Shepherd as a partner in the real estate team.
  • Mark Rowley has been appointed as the partner in charge of the London office at Baker Botts.
  • Alex Leitch has been welcomed as a partner at Covington & Burling.
  • King & Spalding has appointed Daniel Friel as a partner in the international tax practice.
  • Corker Binning LLP partner Andrew Smith has been appointed to the committee of the Fraud Lawyers Association.
  • John Wilkinson and Nicola Maguire have been appointed as partners at Cooley LLP.
  • Kemp Little LLP has announced that Paul O’Hare, head of outsourcing, has been elected to the National Outsourcing Association’s council for the third time in succession.
  • Jim Varley has been appointed at Devonshires as a partner in the insolvency and debt recovery practice.
  • Maples Teesdale Solicitors has welcomed Sam Nichols as a partner and head of the construction team. He succeeds Paul Matcham who is set to retire.
  • Trudi Featherstone has been appointed as head of the divorce and matrimonial finance department at Goodman Ray. Jemma Dally has also been appointed as head of the adoption and surrogacy department.
  • Ben Taylor has been appointed as an associate director in the real estate team at Berwin Leighton Paisner.
  • Josip Stajfer has been welcomed at Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate along with partner, Petar Orlic in the corporate team.
  • Greenwoods Solicitors LLP has welcomed Simon Malcolm as a director in the employment team.
  • Lee & Thompson Solicitors has welcomed the following as associates; Alex Ward in family, Deirdre McMahon in the film and television group and Zoe Morris in the dispute resolution group.
  • Daniel Mackelden has been appointed as a consultant at Cains.
  • Don Randall, information security expert, has been appointed as a senior consultant at Bivonas Law.
  • Gherson & Co has welcomed Charlie Burnett as a solicitor in the immigration litigation team.
  • Laura Dand of Goodman Ray has been accredited by Resolution as a specialist family lawyer.
  • John Townsend has been appointed as a consultant to head up the new auction advisory service at Harold Benjamin solicitors.
  • Jonathan Deverill has been appointed as a partner in the corporate practice at DAC Beachcroft.
  • Ashurst has appointed the following to partner; Jon Gale and Tom Cummins in disputes, Olga Galazoul in restructuring and special situations, Jake Green and Nicola Higgs in regulatory, Hiroyuki Iwamura and Dominic Ross in corporate, Jessica Jenna in banking, Dyfan Owen in disputes, Lucy Thomas in real estate, Jasmine Tiw in securities and derivatives and Nicholas Wong in banking.
  • Raj Gupta has been appointed as a legal director in the planning, parliamentary, energy and infrastructure team.
  • Matthew Rowbotham has been promoted to partner in the corporate team at Lewis Silkin.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has promoted Youssef Boulos, Lucy Doran, Julian Keith, Theresa Mohammed, Katie Todd, and Stuart Wilson to partner.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed Brian Greenwood and Robert Banham as partners in the transport and infrastructure group. Eollyn Ives has also been promoted to senior associate in the real estate team.
  • Will Christopher has been welcomed as a partner in the dispute resolution team at Kingsley Napley.
  • Leigh Day has promoted Nichola Marshall, Vijay Ganapathy, Emma Satyamurti and Emmalene Bushnell to partner.
  • Lee Federman has been appointed as a partner in the banking and finance team at Dentons.
  • David Edwards has been promoted to partner in the litigation and international arbitration team at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
  • Sally Gibson and Richard Lawton have been appointed as partners at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
  • Martin Roderick has been welcomed as a partner in the banking and finance litigation and investigations team at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has welcomed Judith Donnelly as a partner in the pensions practice.
  • Edward Grange has been appointed as a partner at Corker Binning LLP.
  • Alistair Myles has been promoted to partner in the family law department at Levison Meltzer Pigott.
  • Miguel Roure has been appointed at Goldberg Segalla as a partner.
  • Kathryn Bradbury has been welcomed as a partner in the immigration department at Payne Hicks Beach.
  • Macfarlanes has promoted Jonathan Arr, Richard Fletcher, Lora Froud, Kirstie Hutchinson and Dan Marriott to partners.
  • Ian Pittaway, partner at Sacker &Partners, has been appointed as the chair of the Independent Governance Committee at Aegon UK plc.
  • Sebastian Reger has been promoted to partner in the finance department at Sacker & Partners.
  • Jonathan Monjack has been appointed to the media, brands and technology team at Lewis Silkin.
  • Mishcon de Reya has promoted the following to legal director; Julie Bond in real estate and Claire Manches, Laura Chandler and Allison Keyse in corporate, Matt Hancock in commercial, Nick Harris in commercial real estate, Fiona Laurence in commercial litigation, Pete Nunn in IP and Emma Woollcott in litigation.
  • Macfarlanes has promoted the following to senior counsel; Melissa Lawson, Will Ford and James Perrott in private client, Ian Shaw in tax and structuring and Mark Lawrence in litigation.
  • Robert Jappie has been appointed as an assistant solicitor at Rahman Ravelli.

March

  • Dentons has announced that partner Jeremy Cohen has been appointed UKMEA CEO. He succeeds Matthew Jones in the role.
  • Latham & Watkins has appointed Charles Claypoole and James Inness as partners.
  • Reed Smith has announced that Deborah Broyles has been appointed as the new director of global diversity & inclusion.
  • Karen Howard has been appointed as a partner in the real estate team at DLA Piper.
  • Paul Dunbar has been promoted to partner in the corporate team at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Karen McMaster has also been promoted to partner in the Financial Restructuring practice. The firm has also announced that Vincent Brophy with join the partnership and specialises in EU competition law.
  • K&L Gates has welcomed Arthur Artinian as a partner in the intellectual property practice.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has promoted the following to partner; Carlton Daniel in intellectual property & technology, Miriam Lampert in labour & employment and Tim Stead in the corporate department.
  • King & Wood Mallesons has welcomed James Douglass into the projects, energy and resources group. Ian Wood has also joined the team as a partner.
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath has elected Andrea Best as a partner in the corporate and securities practice group.
  • Stephen Rosen has been welcomed at Cooley LLP as a partner in the corporate team.
  • Kingsley Napley has welcomed Adam Lambert as an employment partner.
  • Rosenblatt Solicitors has appointed Nik Haria as a construction and projects partner. Adrian Harris has also been appointed as a partner and head of the insolvency team.
  • Julie Leslie has been appointed as a litigation director at Duncan Lewis. Gabor Nagy has also been appointed as a director in the immigration department. Meanwhile, Seher Toguz has been appointed as public law director.
  • Thrings LLP has welcomed Jonathan Morris as a partner in the corporate department.
  • Marc Sobol has been welcomed at Simons Muirhead & Burton as a partner in the commercial department.
  • Bivonas Law has welcomed Geoff Mendelsohn as a partner in the disputes department.
  • Abbiss Cadres Solicitors has welcomed Gary Cullen as a partner in the pensions team.
  • Eversheds has welcomed tax and funds expert Jack Buckeridge as a consultant.
  • DLA Piper has welcomed Denise Hamer as a partner in its finance & projects group.
  • Frances Bailey has been welcomed as an associate in the family law team at Stewarts Law.
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath has welcomed Charles Cowan and Kristi Garrett into the corporate and securities practice group.
  • Rahman Ravelli has welcomed Christopher Walton as a senior solicitor in the fraud team.
  • Robert Hurling has been appointed at Hyphen Law as a solicitor in the court of protection team.

February

  • Nicola Rabson has been appointed as global head of the employment and incentives practice at Linklaters. She succeeds Ruth Goldman who remains head of the pensions team. Andrew Jones has been appointed as head of its Africa Group, succeeding Sandeep Katwala.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed Barry Gross to lead the integrated client service model initiative (ICSM). Lisa Mayhew has also been promoted to managing partner.
  • Nigel Adams has been welcomed as a partner in the casualty and healthcare team at Clyde & Co. Dean Norton has also been welcomed as a partner in the transport finance group.
  • Bird & Bird has welcomed Mark Holah as a partner in the intellectual property team.
  • Pinsent Masons has welcomed oil and gas projects specialist Paul McGoldrick as a partner.
  • Donald Lowe has been appointed as a partner in the finance department at Travers Smith.
  • Martin Thomas and Dearbhla Quigley have been welcomed at Watson Farley & Williams as partner in the corporate team.
  • Andrew Godfrey has been welcomed at Russell-Cooke as a partner in the private client team.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has welcomed Andrew Yule as a partner in employment.
  • Peter Steen has been appointed as a partner at Mishcon de Reya in the trust and succession disputes team.
  • Nils Reid has been promoted at McClure Naismith as a partner in corporate finance.
  • Alex Dell has been welcomed as a partner in banking & finance at Mayer Brown.
  • Matthew Elliott has been welcomed as a partner in the corporate practice at Kirkland & Ellis.
  • Laetitia Costa has been appointed as a partner in the leveraged finance group at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Joel Harrison has also been welcomed as a partner in the communications, technology & outsourcing group.
  • Dorothee Fischer-Appelt has joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the corporate and securities practice.
  • Carol Hopper has been appointed as a partner in the real estate team at Ropes & Gray. The firm has also announced that partner Michelle Moran has been appointed as an officer of the International Bar Association’s investment funds committee.
  • Dentons is to merge with Chinese law firm Dacheng and the new firm will be branded DachengDentons.
  • Trevor Sterling has been welcomed as a personal injury partner at Moore Blatch.
  • Hannah Laming has been promoted to partner in the business crime department at Peters & Peters.
  • Ed Hooper has been appointed as a corporate partner at Taylor Vinters.
  • Harjit Kaur has been appointed as a partner at Maples and Calder in investment funds.
  • Adrian Mulryan has been welcomed at Arthur Cox as a partner in the asset management and investment funds group.
  • Amna Khaliq has been promoted to partner at Wilson Solicitors LLP.
  • Frank Jennings has been appointed as a partner and head of commercial/IT at Wallace.
  • 2ndOpinionNow, a criminal defence and litigation solicitors and barristers firm, has been launched in London. Chaman Salhan is the CEO.
  • Caroline Firstbrook has been appointed as chief operating officer at Clifford Chance.
  • John McSparran and Jane Chester have been appointed as legal directors at Pinsent Masons. Katie Rich has also joined as a solicitor in the energy team whilst Paul McGoldrick joins as a partner.
  • Trowers & Hamlins is retaining six trainees who are qualifying in March 2015. These are;
    Gavin Coutts in banking and finance, Philippa Rayson in commercial property, Stephanie Geesink in contentious construction, Darrell Chiheb in property litigation, James McCormack and Jessica Arczynski in housing and regeneration and Tom Balfour in international energy and natural resources.
  • Marcus Bonnell has been welcomed at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain as a regulatory counsel.
  • Paul Olliff has been appointed at Taylor Vinters as a senior associate in commercial real estate.
  • Vincent Zabielski has been appointed at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman as an energy counsel.
  • Peter Olds has joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as counsel.
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett has welcomed Thomas Spencer as a solicitor in the litigation and disputes department. Amanjot Pawar has also been appointed as a solicitor in the property department.
  • Hannah Stephenson has been appointed as a barrister in the regulatory team at Hempsons.
  • Wilson Solicitors LLP has welcomed Zoe Cooley as a newly-qualified solicitor in the immigration team.
  • Alexandra Davidson has been appointed as a consultant in employment by Asserson Law Offices.

January

  • Andrew Cannon has relocated from the London office of Herbert Smith Feehills to the Paris office. Heather Gething, head of tax disputes, has also been appointed as a judge in the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) in England.
  • Audley Sheppard, co-global head of the international arbitration practice at Clifford Chance, has been appointed as a QC.
  • Simon Nesbitt, a consultant and co-head of the arbitration department at Hogan Lovells, has been appointed as a QC.
  • Wendy Miles, an arbitration partner at Boies Schiller & Flexner, has been appointed as a QC.
  • Tom Sprange, a dispute resolution partner at King & Spalding in London, has been appointed as a QC.
  • Georgina Rowley has been appointed at DAC Beachcroft as a partner in the employment team.
  • CMS has welcomed Robin Hutchison as a partner in the planning/consenting/infrastructure team.
  • Karl Woolley has been appointed as a partner in private wealth at Bircham Dyson Bell.
  • Howard Kennedy has welcomed Charles Maxwell as a partner in real estate. Leigh Sayliss has also been appointed as a partner in the corporate tax department.
  • Simon Coles has been appointed at Fieldfisher as a partner in the finance department.
  • Eversheds has welcomed Clare Whitaker as a partner in the real estate practice group.
  • Neil Adams has been welcomed as an employment partner at Holman Fenwick & Willan. Alexander Reid has also been appointed as a partner in energy.
  • Jane Wessel and Claire Stockford have been appointed as partners in the international arbitration department at Shepherd and Wedderburn.
  • Osborne Clarke has launched a private wealth practice. Stuart Janaway and Andrew Goodman have been welcomed and lead the new practice. Simon Hobday has also been appointed as a partner in the energy and utilities department.
  • Simon Griffiths has been appointed at Irwin Mitchell as a partner in corporate team.
  • White & Case has welcomed Paul Clews as a partner in the global capital markets team.
  • Richard Usher has been welcomed as a partner at DLA Piper in the finance and projects team.
  • Baker Botts has appointed Mark Heaney as a partner in intellectual property.
  • Stuart Hills has been appointed as a partner in the finance department at Hunton & Williams.
  • Moris Mashali has been appointed as a partner in the corporate and capital markets practice at Brown Rudnick.
  • Sam Pearse has been elected as a new partner in corporate and securities at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
  • Cooley LLP has launched a new practice in London. It comprises of 20 partners. These are Justin Stock in corporate/ MA and head of the office, Ann Bevitt in employment, David Bresnick and Ed Lukins in corporate/M&A, James Crabtree, Mark Everiss, Richard Hopley, David Kendall and Chris Finney in insurance and reinsurance, Becket McGrath in competition, Sarah Pearce in technology transactions, Jonathan Yorke in insolvency, Nicholas Bolter and Akash Sachdeva in IP and Laurence Harris, James Maton and Mark Deem in litigation. Ryan Naftulin has also relocated from London to the Washington office.
  • Duane Morris has announced the launch of the Duane Morris Institute (DMi) in the UK. Elena Cooper leads the DMi programme. Christian Francis has also joined the firm in banking.
  • Capsticks has launched a consultancy Service called Capsticks Consultancy Service. The new service brings together existing non-legal services with new lines of business. Gary Hay leads the new service.
  • Andrew Woolf has joined the corporate group at Fox Williams. Phillip Hope has also been appointed as a partner in the real estate team.
  • Charles Bezzant has been appointed as a partner and head of the real estate finance team at Hamlins. Amanda Burge has also been appointed as a partner in dispute resolution.
  • Jones Day has welcomed Alan Davis in the antitrust team.
  • David Brennan has been appointed as a partner in capital markets.
  • Alan Collins has been welcomed at Hugh James as a partner in personal injury and clinical negligence.
  • Hamlins has welcomed Fionnuala Lynch as a partner in the tax team.
  • Freshfields has elected the following as new counsel; David Brooks, Elisabeth Overland, Lauren Honeyben, Chris Chapman, Vanessa Jakovich, and Gabriel Mpubani.
  • John Forrest and Elizabeth Symons have been appointed at DLA Piper to the trade and government relations group.
  • Fenwick Elliott has welcomed Robbie McCrea as an associate in construction.
  • Linda Kabi has been welcomed at Halebury as a general counsel.
  • Tristan Sherliker has been appointed at EIP as an associate in the litigation team.
  • Camilla Baldwin has welcomed Hazel McNaught as a senior associate in the family team.
  • Lewis Nedas has appointed Diarmaid Ward as a consultant solicitor in criminal defence.
  • Pamela Collis has been welcomed as a consultant at Family Law in Partnership.
  • Claire Wills has been appointed at Freshfields as co-head of the firm’s financial institutions group.
  • Matthew Pitman has been promoted to partner at Simmons & Simmons.
  • Hogan Lovells has promoted the following to partners; Shalini Bhuchar in finance and banking, Whiston Bristow in LAE/litigation, Robert Darwin in corporate Sian Owles in corporate and Nicholas Roberts in corporate/real estate.
  • Susan Moore has been appointed as head of global finance at Stephenson Harwood.
  • Reed Smith has promoted a number of new partners. These are; Iain Balkwill in the financial industry group, Chloe Carswell in the commercial disputes group EME, James Cross in private equity, Shareena Edmonds in the energy & natural resources group, James Fisher and Nicholas Williams in the financial industry group and Brigid North in the real estate group.
  • Ioannis Alexopoulos and Helena Nathanson have joined Bryan Cave as partners in the commercial litigation and financial services group respectively.
  • Patrick Harrison has been elected as a partner in antitrust/competition at Sidley Austin. Aparna Sehgal has also been elected as a partner in global finance.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has welcomed John Hayward as a partner in the financial services practice.
  • David Fricker and Emily Stew have been promoted to partners in the banking and finance department at Jones Day. Kathryn West has also been promoted to partner in real estate.
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced that James Learner will re-join the firm as a partner in the corporate practice group in February.
  • Rita Mitchell has been promoted to partner in compliance and enforcement at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has welcomed Daniel Oates as a private equity partner.
  • Clare Gaskell has been elected as a partner in corporate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
  • Andy Lyon has been appointed as head of the London office at TLT.
  • Chris White has been appointed to lead the nuclear sector at DWF.
  • Thomas Cooper has promoted Lisa Hillary, Ceri Done, Celso de Azevedo and Simon Murfitt as partners.
  • Specialist employment law firm Twenty Twenty has merged with Joelson Wilson LLP (JW).
    David Greenhalgh, founder and partner of Twenty Twenty, joins JW as a partner and member of the senior management team and will also head up the employment team. Paul Chiappe has returned as a partner and member of the senior management team.
  • Hogan Lovells has promoted a number the following as of counsel. These are; Paul Chaplin in LAE/financial services litigation, Victoria Du Croz in corporate/real estate, Matthew Felwick in LAE/product liability, Charles Ford in finance/infrastructure, energy, resources and projects, Richard Goss in finance/banking, Alex Harrison in finance/infrastructure, energy, resources and projects, Nathan Searle in LAE/international arbitration, Lee Squires in corporate/tax and Rebecca Wales LAE/litigation.
  • Rachel Irwin has been welcomed as an employment solicitor at Bates Wells Braithwaite.
  • BLM has welcomed David Hertzell as a consultant.
  • Taylor Wessing has welcomed Angela Robertson as a director of risk and general counsel-designate.
  • Geraldine Fabre, senior associate at Russell-Cooke, has been appointed as Advisory Councillor to the French Chamber of Commerce.
  • Adrian Howard has been welcomed as of counsel in the commercial real estate team at Maples Teesdale Solicitors.
  • Wilson Solicitors LLP has welcomed Eleanor Glass, Ed O’Driscoll and Nusrat Uddin as solicitors.
  • Waltons & Morse has welcomed Ian McKenna as a consultant in the reinsurance dispute resolution group.

 

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