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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.

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