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Movers & Shakers: London

2017

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.