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2017 – London & The City

July

  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Chris Hastings as a partner in the banking team.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed banking partner Shanan Dunstan to lead the firm’s asset based lending practice.  
  • Mishcon de Reya has appointed Filippo Noseda as an international tax planning partner in the private department.
  • Carter Lemon Camerons has expanded its private client team with the appointment of partner and head of private client Neil Acheson-Gray.
  • Bates Wells Braithwaite has appointed Murdoch Currie as a partner in its corporate & commercial team.
  • Lawrence Stephens has announced the hire of Avi Barr, who is a property specialist, as a partner.
  • Anna Orpwood has been made an equity partner at Edwards Duthie.
  • Harcus Sinclair has announced that Edward Parkes, an associate in the firm’s litigation department, has been made a partner of the firm.
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards has appointed Kenneth Maxwell as a partner in the commercial property team.
  • Devonshires has appointed Dan Moan as a partner in its real estate and projects department.
  • Doyle Clayton has appointed Andrew Campbell as a partner and head of pensions.
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has announced that Darren Rogers and Patrick Williams will join the firm as partners in the corporate real estate practice.
  • King & Spalding has hired Mark Wesseldine and Fergus Wheeler as finance partners.
  • Davitt Jones Bould has welcomed Samantha Palmer as an associate director.
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has promoted Samantha Rowe to international counsel.
  • Marcus Sinclair has made three of its solicitors associates of the firm: Siena Gold, Beth Mason and Jennifer Morrissey.
  • Halebury has welcomed experienced in-house lawyers Nancy Dickie and Greg Mappledoram to its team.
  • Withers has appointed Estella Bogira to its pensions team.
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Brian Spiro as a partner in its corporate crime and investigations practice.
  • Fieldfisher has welcomed Stephen Moller as a partner in the financial markets and products group.
  • Mills & Reeve has promoted Joanna Grandfield to partner in the family team.
  • Bircham Dyson Bell has announced the appointment of Matthew Smith as a partner specialising in public law litigation.
  • Howard Kennedy has appointed Jonathan Polin as a partner in its corporate team.
  • Harbottle & Lewis has appointed a new partner, Michael Lister, in its sport and sponsorship team.
  • Moore Blatch has appointed Archie Sherbrooke as a partner specialising in commercial property.
  • Boodle Hatfield has appointed Emily Brand as a partner in the family team.
  • Stewarts Law has welcomed commercial litigation partner David Hughes to the firm.
  • Reed Smith has appointed Petar Orlic as a partner in the real estate group.
  • Brahams Dutt Badrick French has promoted Polly Rodway to partner.
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has confirmed that Mark Hastings has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has appointed Jason Glover as managing partner.
  • Haynes and Boone has launched a new corporate practice with the addition of two partners: Tom Ferns and Nick Foss-Pedersen.
  • Crowell & Moring LLP has appointed Michelle Linderman as a partner in the firm’s international trade practice.
  • PCB Litigation has announced that Jon Felce has joined the partnership.
  • It has been reported that Hudgell Solicitors has promoted Amanda Stevens from head of legal practice to chief executive.
  • Taylor Vinters has promoted Scott Glacken to senior associate in the employment team.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has promoted two new associates. They are Nick Manners and Caroline
  • Ferrigan.
  • Mark Menhennet has joined Edwin Coe as of counsel within the property group.
  • Rooks Rider has promoted Aaron Heslop to associate.
  • Hewitsons has appointed property law solicitor Alexandra Messham to its real estate team.
  • Sarah O’Neill has been promoted to general counsel at Addleshaw Goddard.

June

  • Irwin Mitchell has announced that it is appointing partner Adrian Barlow to the role of national head of real estate.
  • Fieldfisher has appointed Dougall Molson as a partner in the structured finance team.
  • Browne Jacobson has appointed Catherine Rustomji as a partner in its charities and not-for-profit team.
  • Taylor Wessing has promoted Anna Humphrey (tax & incentives) to partner.
  • Wedlake Bell has announced a key lateral hire with the appointment of Blair Adams who joins as a partner in the employment team.
  • Travers Smith has promoted four lawyers to its partnership. Heather Gagen (dispute resolution) is a commercial litigator, Emma Havas (private equity), Hannah Manning (tax) and Emma Pereira (real estate).
  • Morgan Lewis has announced that Chris Warren-Smith and Melanie Ryan have joined the global investigations and disputes team.
  • Mishcon de Reya has announced the appointment of insolvency litigation specialist David Leibowitz as a partner in its dispute resolution department.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has appointed Hanna Basha as a partner in its privacy and media law department.
  • Humphries Kirk has appointed partner Guy Fearon as a land law partner.
  • Julian Ward has joined Lee & Thompson as a partner.
  • Capsticks has promoted two of its associates to the role of partner. Matthew Hunter, a member of the real estate division and Abi Condry, a property litigator.
  • Edwin Coe has announced that John Young has joined the firm as a corporate partner.
  • Byrne and Partners has promoted two associates to its partnership. Joining the partnership are Emma Brooks and Adam Zoubir.
  • Clyde & Co has appointed Gemma Brannigan as a partner in its healthcare group.
  • Blake Morgan has appointed Prashant Dave, a specialist commercial property lawyer, as a partner.
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has appointed a number of new partners including Jane Shvets. Shvets is a member of the litigation department.
  • Mayer Brown has appointed litigation & dispute resolution partner Sally Davies.
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has appointed Christopher Harrison and Trevor Wood as finance partners.
  • Rod Freeman is joining Cooley LLP’s as a partner.
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has appointed Liesl Fichardt as a partner specialising in complex international and cross-border tax investigations and disputes.
  • Deborah Evans has joined Excello Law. She specialises in both corporate and commercial advice.
  • Jacques Howell, a senior associate has joined Clyde & Co’s healthcare group along with partner Gemma Brannigan.
  • Halebury has recruited two senior in-house TMT lawyers to its team; John Loughrey and Richard Hastings.
  • Duncan Lewis has welcomed solicitor Alex Peebles to the public law team.
  • Linklaters has announced the appointment of Tom Shropshire as head of its global US practice.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed real estate finance and Islamic finance specialist Habib Ullah as a partner in its banking practice. The firm has also appointed Beth Collett as a partner in its housing finance practice.
  • CMS has announced that Mark Grant has been appointed to lead its UK pensions group.
  • Bird & Bird has appoints Andrew Danson as a partner in its international media, entertainment and sport group.
  • DAC Beachcroft has made a number of partner promotions including Colin Moore (claims solutions/casualty).
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Richard Streeter as a new partner.
  • Stewart Perry has joined Fieldfisher’s Insolvency and restructuring practice as a partner.
  • Stephenson Harwood has appointed Dean Norton as a partner in the global finance practice.
  • Kingsley Napley has announced the appointment of three new partners. Brandusa Tataru-Marinescu specialises in non-contentious construction work; Rebecca Niblock is a specialist white collar and extradition lawyer; and Johanna Walsh is a partner in the criminal litigation team.
  • Bristows has promoted senior associate Angela Fouracre to partner in the commercial and technology disputes practice.
  • Fox Williams has appointed two new partners in its financial services regulatory team, Chris Finney and Sona Ganatra.
  • Howard Kennedy has appointment partner Samantha Murray-Hinde to its employment and immigration team. They have also welcomed James Stewart as a partner and head of its construction practice.
  • Bevan Brittan has appointed Neil Brand as a partner in the housing department.
  • Michelmores has appointed Charlotte Antoniou as an education partner.
  • DLA Piper has made a number of partner promotions. They include: Chris Chan (real estate), Patrick Mitchell (IPT), Edward Shaw (litigation & regulatory) and Richard Skipper (finance & projects).
  • White & Case has appointed Chris McGarry as a partner in the global capital markets practice.
  • Kirkland & Ellis will welcome Sean Lacey as a partner in its restructuring practice group.
  • Morrison & Foerster has appointed Rob Mailer as a partner in the corporate group.
  • Reed Smith has announced that energy and infrastructure project finance partner Andrei Baev has joined the firm.
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman UK has announced that Alan Meneghetti has joined the firm’s corporate practice as a partner.
  • Taylor Vinters has appointed Catherine Bell as a partner in the family and matrimonial team.
  • Memery Crystal has appointed three new partners, Adam Gross, Iain MacWhannell and Victoria Lowe.
  • PwC has appointed Andrew Giverin and Jason McQuillen as partners in its legal practice.
  • Baker McKenzie has announced the appointment of Jason Marty as the firm’s global chief operating officer.
  • Howard Kennedy has appointed two new solicitors in its employment and immigration team. Joining are Chris Warwick Evans from Joelson and Jessie Basra.
  • Kingsley Napley has recruited senior associate Joanne Stephens to its criminal litigation team.
  • MFB has welcomed solicitor Amanda de Vaux to the firm.
  • Jonathan Winckworth and Jenny McNeill have recently joined Capsticks’ office. Winckworth is an associate in the firm’s national housing team. McNeill is a lawyer in the firm’s real estate team.
  • Stewarts Law has welcomed associate Emma McCall to the firm’s trust and probate litigation department.
  • Setfords has appointed Andrew Higgs as a consultant. They have also welcomed Dominic Gamble-Kempe as a consultant.
  • Sinclairs law has appointed solicitor Antonia Okwu to its criminal and civil advocacy department.
  • Swan Turton has welcomed Robin Blay as a senior litigator.

May

  • Clifford Chance has promoted a number of new partners. They are: James Bole (corporate); Jonathan Kewley (corporate); Timothy Cleary (finance); Owen Lysak (finance); David Robson (finance); and Matt Taylor (real estate).
  • Freshfields has appointed Ben Morgan as a partner in its corporate crime and global investigations practice.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has promoted two new partners. Patrick Johnson works in the corporate finance department and Gareth Stringer specialises in non-contentious construction law.
  • DWF has appointed partner Richard Twomey to its city-based arbitration and litigation team.
  • Boodle Hatfield has promoted Mark Lindley to partner.
  • Gowling WLG has appointed arbitration specialist, Michael Darowski, as a partner in its dispute resolution group.
  • Paul Hastings has announced that corporate crime and investigations partner Simon Airey will join.
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced that Paul Hibbert will join the firm as a partner.
  • Rosenblatt Solicitors has appointed Stuart Nash as a partner specialising in construction.
  • Fox Williams has appointed Guy Morgan as a partner in the capital markets group.
  • Farrer & Co has elected Anne-Marie Piper as senior partner.
  • David Berman, a financial services regulatory and investigations specialist, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner.
  • Elizabeth George has joined Pattinson & Brewer as head of employment.
  • Mishcon de Reya has promoted three new partners: Ben Annable, Susannah Kintish and Chhavie Kapoor. Annable works in the corporate department, Kintish is an employment lawyer and Kapoor is a member of the real estate department.
  • ARC Pensions Law has recruited a new partner, Jane Kola.
  • Clarke Willmott has announced the appointment of 11 new team members to the social housing team, including senior associates Joanna Jackson and Angela Byrne. Muzammel Mian, an experienced social housing solicitor, also joins, with three other solicitors: Sarah Cave, Victoria Smith and Alexis Campbell. Also joining is trainee legal executive Nafisa Bibi. The team will also be supported by three new paralegals: Ashleigh Draper, Cecilia Fletcher and Laura Rolls.
  • TLT has promoted real estate associate Rachel Channer to legal director.
  • Lewis Nedas has appointed criminal defence specialist, Ayeh Nowroozi, as a consultant solicitor.
  • Harbottle & Lewis has recruited senior associate Caroline Rao.
  • Kezia Daley has joined the immigration team at DWFM Beckman as a senior associate.

April

  • Simmons & Simmons has announced the appointment of Amer Siddiqui as partner in its capital markets team.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Carolyn Saunders.
  • Ashurst has appointed Tamer Bahgat as a partner in its banking team.
  • Holman Fenwick Willan has appointed Adam Topping as a partner in its commodities practice.
  • Clyde & Co has announced the appointment of Terry Saeedi as a partner in its pensions team.
  • Shoosmiths has appointed corporate partner Steve Barnett.
  • Kennedys has appointed Deug Rong Lee as a partner in its international marine insurance and shipping practice.
  • Dechert has announced that Robert Bradshaw is to join the firm as a corporate partner.
  • Hunton & Williams has announced that Aaron Simpson will succeed Bridget Treacy as managing partner.
  • Forsters LLP has appointed Guy Abrahams as a partner in its private client group.
  • Lewis Silkin has promoted Alex Kelham to the firm’s partnership.
  • Macfarlanes has announced the promotion of Richard Burrows, Jeremy Moncrieff, and Sarah Ward to partner.
  • Thrings LLP has expanded its private client team with the appointment of Stuart Crippin as a partner.
  • Edwin Coe has announced that tax senior associate Hetal Sanghvi has been promoted to partner.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has promoted family lawyer Katie Spooner to partner.
  • Peter Bohm has joined gunnercooke as a corporate and commercial partner.
  • Maples Teesdale Solicitors has announced that Chris Wilkinson has been elected as managing partner.
  • Enyo Law has announced the appointment of Fiona Walkinshaw and Louise Bell as partners.
  • Sharpe Pritchard has announced that Alastair Lewis has replaced Ashley Badcock as senior partner.
  • Edwin Coe has welcomed Nik Haria as a partner and head of construction.
  • Ashurst has appointed Natalia Sokolova as counsel from Linklaters where she focused on high yield and acquisition finance.
  • Clyde & Co has appointed Matthew Ambler as a senior associate in its pensions team.
  • Professor Jill Marshall has joined the public law and human rights team at Bindmans LLP as a consultant.
  • Capsticks has appointed Simon Strelitz as in-house barrister.
  • Linklaters has appointed Sarah Mook as a partner in the firm’s restructuring team.
  • Freshfields has elected a number of lawyers to the firm’s partnership including: Michele Davis (antitrust, competition and trade); James Scott (corporate); Nicholas Frey (dispute resolution); Nicholas Williams (dispute resolution); Richard Hart (finance); and May Smith (tax).
  • Eversheds Sutherland has announced that Keith Froud will be joining the executive team as managing partner.
  • Fieldfisher has appointed Jane Weakley as a partner in its personal injury and medical negligence team.
  • Gowling WLG has promoted Sarah Galvin and Felicity Lindsay to partner.
  • Mishcon de Reya has appointed Genevieve Quierin as a commercial disputes partner.
  • Fladgate has appointed Neal Todd as a partner and head of tax in the corporate and private capital practice.
  • Shakespeare Martineau has appointed Paul Spibey as a partner and head of the finance and disputes.
  • Stewarts Law has welcomed Kenny Henderson as a partner in its competition litigation department.
  • Andrews Kurth Kenyon has announced that energy transactional lawyer James Comyn has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Kavita Rana, a dispute resolution specialist, has been promoted to partner at Edwards Duthie.
  • Harold Benjamin Solicitors has welcomed director Paul Green who joins the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation department.
  • Pemberton Greenish has announced that Kerry Glanville has been elected as the firm’s senior partner.
  • GSC Solicitors has appointed Michael Shapiro as an equity partner.
  • Forsters has confirmed that Rosie Schumm has joined the firm as a partner in its family practice.
  • Browne Jacobson has appointed corporate finance partner Jonathan Snade.
  • Hamlins has appointed Amanda Burge as head of litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Real estate specialist Anastasia Klein has been promoted from of counsel to partner in the commercial real estate team.
  • Cerys Williams has joined Brahams Dutt Badrick French as a partner.
  • Osborne Clarke has retained all three spring 2017 qualifiers: Rachael Oakley (employment); Eleanor Wiseman (real estate); and Kate Robinson (corporate finance).
  • Bryan Cave has appointed Domenico Di Pietro as counsel in the international arbitration group.
  • Kingston Smith, has announced the appointment of Vida McShane as senior solicitor.

March

  • Linklaters has appointed Andrew Bruce as global head of real estate.
  • Simmons & Simmons has welcomed Emily Monastiriotis as a partner in its international dispute resolution team.
  • DAC Beachcroft has appointed Nick Fothergill as a partner in its corporate team.
  • Hill Dickinson has appointed Jessica Kohler as a commercial partner in its health practice.
  • Holman Fenwick Willan has appointed construction specialist Ben Mellors as a partner.
  • Stewarts Law has appointed Matthew Knowles as a partner in international arbitration.
  • Winston & Strawn has appointed Angus Duncan as a corporate partner.
  • Dorsey & Whitney has announced that employment law specialist, Bob Cordran has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Dechert has welcomed Stephen Surgeoner as a litigation partner.
  • Dentons has announced that Celyn Armstrong has joined the firm as a partner in the financial disputes and contentious regulatory practice.
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced that Patricia Volhard, a private funds regulatory specialist, will join the firm as a partner.
  • K&L Gates has appointed Clarissa Coleman as a partner in its litigation practice.
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that Daniel Csefalvay will join as a partner in the corporate department and financial institutions group.
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has confirmed that James Bremen has joined the firm as partner and chair of the firm’s construction practice.
  • Wallace has appointed Daniel Isaac as an employment partner.
  • Boodle Hatfield has expanded its corporate team with the appointment of partner Jane Ireland.
  • New Quadrant Partners has appointed Marilyn McKeever as a partner. McKeever joins the private client law firm and specialises in international and UK tax and estate planning.
  • Nicola Cain has joined Reynolds Porter Chamberlain as a legal director.
  • Locke Lord has announced that Nigel Montgomery has joined the firm as a consultant.
  • Setfords has appointed Simon Conroy as a consultant lawyer.
  • Regulatory lawyer Jeremy Woodcraft has joined Keystone Law.
  • New senior associate solicitor, Stephen Charnock, has joined the landlord & tenant team at Bishop & Sewell.
  • Bates Wells Braithwaite has appointed Sung-Hyui Park as a senior associate. Park specialises in charity, social enterprise, social finance and impact investing.
  • Dmitri Surendran has joined the tax team at Edwin Coe as tax director.
  • Simmons & Simmons has appointed Rosali Pretorius, a financial markets and commodity derivative practitioner, as partner in its financial services regulatory team.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Peter Harper as a partner in its EU and competition team. They have also welcomed Karim Mahmud, an oil and gas specialist, as a partner.
  • DWF has appointed partner Alistair Hogarth to its corporate team.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has elected James Miller as managing partner.
  • Fieldfisher has recruited Shane DeBeer as an energy partner.
  • Howard Kennedy has appointed Pervaze Ahmed as a partner and head of the residential property team.
  • Ashfords has appointed Jim Morris as a partner and head of the firm’s aviation team.
  • Shakespeare Martineau has recruited energy and infrastructure finance partner Winston Bell-Gam.
  • Robert Bond, a data privacy partner, has joined Bristows in the commercial IT team.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed Tim Fogarty as a partner in its planning and real estate team.
  • Boodle Hatfield has appointed barrister and partner Thomas Williams to its litigation practice.
  • Clyde & Co has appointed David Hansom as a partner in its infrastructure group, where he will lead the firm’s public procurement offering.
  • Kingsley Napley has appointed Juliet Carp as an employment partner.
  • Goodwin has announced that Matthew Pohlman has rejoined the firm as a partner in the hospitality & leisure practice.
  • Latham & Watkins has appointed Martin Davies as a partner in the litigation & trial department.
  • Withers has appointed partner Suzanne Todd as head of the family law team.
  • Winston & Strawn has appointed Ian Borman as a finance partner.
  • Ropes & Gray are welcoming Malcolm Hitching as a partner in the firm’s European finance and private equity practices.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Jeremy Cape as a partner in the tax strategy & benefits practice group.
  • K&L Gates has appointed Philip Perrotta and Sidanth Rajagopal, both aviation specialists, as partners in its finance practice.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Emrys Parry as a strategic planning adviser in its planning and consenting team.
  • Commercial IP and IT associates, Janine Regan and Alexander Dittel have joined Bristows.
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has appointed Joshua Tod as of counsel.
  • Baker Botts has announced that Clive Thorne has joined the firm as special counsel in the intellectual property department.
  • Leigh Hall has joined Keystone Law. Hall focuses his practice on advising corporates, governments, financial institutions.
  • Slaughter and May has announced that Dan Schaffer has been elected as a partner in the firm’s pensions and employment group.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Stephen Barry as partner in the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation group. They have also welcomed Carl Allen to its finance and restructuring team.
  • Simmons & Simmons has appointed David Parkes as a partner in the corporate practice.
  • Mishcon de Reya has appointed Jo Rickards as a partner in its business crime group.
  • Signature Litigation has announced that commercial litigator and international arbitrator Josh Wong has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced that specialist arbitration and public international law practitioner, Wendy Miles QC, will join the firm as a partner.
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has appointed Rob Bratby as a partner in the firm’s telecommunications, internet and media practice.
  • Jenner & Block has appointed Jason Yardley as a partner.
  • Ian Gatt QC has joined the commercial disputes group at Stewarts Law as a partner.
  • GSC Solicitors has appointed Stala Charalambous as a partner to lead its family team.
  • Gowling WLG has welcomed international arbitration specialist Gordon Bell as a partner in its dispute resolution group.
  • BLM has appointed Ross Baker as a partner to its professional indemnity team.
  • Joelson has appointed partner Myles Levy to lead its new construction law team.
  • Mary-Ann Wright has joined gunnercooke to launch its family law practice.
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Aaron White as of counsel to its global TMT team.
  • Maurice Allen has joined DLA Piper as a consultant to the finance practice.
  • Insolvency lawyer Aman Sehgal has joined Keystone Law.
  • Keystone Law has appointed James Goff as a member of the commercial property team. Property lawyer Katie Cohen also joins the team.
  • Alexandra Lush has joined Stewarts Law as an associate knowledge development lawyer.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Rebecca Slater as a senior associate in its global energy & natural resources practice group.

February

  • Hogan Lovells has appointed partner Daniel Norris as its new UK real estate head.
  • Bird & Bird has appointed Guadalupe Sampedro as a data protection partner.
  • Shoosmiths has announced three new partner appointments to the firm across the commercial, corporate and financial services practices. Specialist technology and outsourcing lawyer Bill Molloy joins the firm’s dispute resolution and compliance team in the commercial practice; Andrew Lockerbie joins as a restructuring and insolvency partner; and finance litigation partner David Pacey also joins.
  • Fieldfisher has recruited Keith Barrett to the firm’s personal injury team as a partner.
  • Osborne Clarke has hired Katharine Vickery as partner in its litigation practice group.
  • Lewis Silkin has recruited Dr Christopher Hayes to its partnership. Hayes has extensive experience in advising on contentious and non-contentious IP matters.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed Ruby Giblin as a partner in the social housing finance team.
  • White & Case has appointed partner Patrick Sarch as co-head of the firm’s corporate practice.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has appointed John Danahy as a partner in the real estate practice group.
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has promoted Doug Watson (litigation/arbitration) to partner.
  • Kirkland & Ellis International has announced that Jonathan Birks will join the firm as a partner in the debt finance practice group.
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that Kambiz Larizadeh is to join the firm as a partner in its dispute resolution practice.
  • Proskauer Rose has announced the arrival of tax partner Stephen Pevsner.
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has elected a number of new partners, including Sinjini Saha (financial restructuring) and Daniel Tobias (capital markets).
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced that Simon Witney will be joining the firm as a private equity consultant in London.
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has announced that Mark Hastings will join the firm as a partner.
  • Signature Litigation has appointed Simon Bushell, an international commercial litigation and arbitration specialist, as a partner.
  • Memery Crystal has announced the arrival of partners Jonathan Riley (commercial, media & technology) and Alex Barnes (tax) to the firm.
  • Jeremy Arnold has returned to Withers as a partner in its private client and tax team.
  • Jonathan Blake is joining O’Melveny & Myers’ global investment funds group.
  • Sean Page has joined Locke Lord’s as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice group.
  • Simmons & Simmons has appointed Andrew Williams as a consultant to the firm’s financial institutions sector.
  • DAC Beachcroft has appointed Michael McCormack as a tax director in its corporate team.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Axel Koelsch as the firm’s chief operating officer.
  • RPC Consulting, the insurance consultancy arm of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, has made two senior appointments: John Rowland and Sam Worthington.
  • Faegre Baker Daniels has announced the appointment of Midori Okamoto as an associate. Okamoto joins the intellectual property group.
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has appointed international trade lawyer Chiara Klaui as counsel.
  • Korean-speaking and cross-border specialist, Ona Proctor, has joined Blake Morgan’s real estate team
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett has appointed Robert Jappie to head up its crime and regulatory department.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has appointed Keily Blair as a director in the regulatory and commercial disputes team.
  • DLA Piper has been joined by a team of real estate lawyers. The team is led by William Naunton and Cornelius Medvei, Bryan Pickup, Ed Page, George Burrha and Jeremy Brooks and Omer Maroof.
  • Eversheds has appointed Frank Thompson as a partner in its insurance team.
  • Hogan Lovells has recruited Claire Lipworth as a partner in its financial services litigation practice.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Hammad Akhtar to lead its corporate offering within the financial services sector.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Julia Court as a construction partner.
  • Beachcroft LLP has appointed Helen Murcott as a partner in its real estate practice.
  • Clyde & Co has appointed Robert Lawson QC as a partner in its aviation group.
  • Fieldfisher has appointed James Walsh as a partner in its technology group.
  • Travers Smith has appointed Simon Skinner as head of the firm’s tax practice. Simon Rutman also joins as head of the firm’s real estate practice.
  • Stephenson Harwood has expanded its private equity practice with the appointment of partners Jonathan Pittal, Warren Allan and Gabriel Boghossian to its corporate practice.
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed family and divorce barrister Ian Cook as a partner.
  • Lewis Silkin has appointed Andrew Wanambwa as a dispute resolution partner in the technology team.
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur has appointed three new partners to its real estate team. They are Ping Leung, Philip Vickers, Hei Leung.
  • Michelmores has appointed Andrew Oldland QC, a barrister and part-time judge, as its new senior partner.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed Amanda Andrews as a partner in the family team.
  • Mishcon de Reya has recruited Shaistah Akhtar and Nicola Bridge as a partner in the dispute resolution team.
  • RSM Legal LLP has appointed Carolyn Brown as its first head of client legal services.
  • Seddons has appointed Susan Monty as a commercial litigation partner.
  • Forsters has appointed Victoria Du Croz as a partner in its planning team.
  • Sidley Austin has appointed Jennifer Brennan as a partner in its corporate restructuring and bankruptcy practice.
  • White & Case has appointed competition lawyer Marc Israel as a partner.
  • Bryan Cave has appointed David Adler as a partner in its private client team.
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman UK has announced that Paul Rosen has joined the firm’s corporate practice as a partner.
  • Covington & Burling has appointed Craig Pollack and Louise Freeman as partners in the firm’s European dispute resolution practice.
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has welcomed Ylan Steiner as a partner in its technology companies group.
  • Linklaters has appointed Dr Lorand Bartels as external senior counsel within its international trade law practice.
  • DLA Piper has announced that Adam Hembury has been appointed to the firm as a director.
  • DWF has appointed Justin Edgar as a director in its city corporate team.
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur has appointed a new consultant, Martin Standen, to its real estate team.
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman UK has appointed Diane Scott as a senior hotels consultant in the hospitality team.
  • Simpson Millar has welcomed Gregg Burrough to its education team.
  • Wiggin has made two appointments to its film & TV practice: Melissa Frost, a film lawyer, and James Peel.
  • Hateem Ali has joined the immigration team at GSC Solicitors.
  • Everys Solicitors has appointed Richard Dunn as a solicitor in its commercial team.
  • Hunters Solicitors has welcomed Amy Scollan to its family department as an associate.
  • Davitt Jones Bould has appointed Andrew Taylor as a new group director.

January

  • Addleshaw Goddard has recruited four new partners to its UK real estate team; William Boss, Luke Harvey, Michael Scott and Simon Tager. The firm has also appointed Jonathan Fletcher Rogers who is an incentives and tax specialist.
  • DWF has appointed Simon Gildener as a partner in its professional indemnity and commercial insurance practice.
  • TLT has appointed Jason Juden as a partner to lead the firm’s property litigation offering.
  • Fieldfisher has recruited partner Yohanna Weber to its real estate practice.
  • Wedlake Bell has announced the appointment of Kim Lalli as senior partner.
  • BLM has announced the appointment of partner Gary Allison as its new managing partner.
  • Kingsley Napley has announced that Iain Miller will be joining its regulatory team as a partner.
  • Wiggin has announced that Alan Owens is joining the disputes practice.
  • Forsters has appointed Rosie Schumm as a partner in its family law practice.
  • Pitmans has appointed Andrew Murray as a private client partner.
  • Mayer Brown has announced the appointment of Jay Doraisamy as a pension’s partner.
  • Dechert has announced that Philip Butler and David Miles have joined the firm as finance partners.
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that John Balsdon will join the firm’s office as a partner in the finance department.
  • Sidley Austin has announced that Yen Sum will join the firm as a partner in the corporate restructuring and bankruptcy group.
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has appointed Jasper Helder as a partner in the international trade practice.
  • Goodwin Procter has announced the appointment of Mark Soundy and Sarah Priestley as partners in the private equity practice.
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed senior European Commission lawyer Eric White to join its international trade and EU law practice as a consultant.
  • Browne Jacobson has announced a number of newly qualified solicitors including Alex Zapalowski and Mark Nichols in the commercial team.
  • Euclid Law has appointed Daniel Cummins as general counsel and head of compliance.
  • Proskauer Rose has announced the arrival of M&A lawyers Rob Day and Andrew Wingfield.

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