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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.

Irwin Mitchell has appointed Donna Goldsworthy as a commercial litigation partner.

Gateley has promoted Ryan Ferguson, a residential development specialist, to partner.

Russell-Cooke has promoted three new partners. Rachael Beaumont is a member of the commercial group team, Alex Ground also works in the commercial property group and Gareth Ledsham is a member of the trust and estate disputes team.

Goodwin Procter has expanded its private equity group with the appointment of Simon Fulbrook as a partner.

TLT has appointed Jake McQuilty as a partner in its UK financial services team.

Nick Marsh, an experienced commercial litigator and international arbitration specialist, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner.

Enyo Law has appointed Jonathan Brook as a partner.

Anjali Greenwell has been welcomed at Ernst & Young as EMEIA immigration leader.

Volterra Fietta has appointed Christophe Bondy as a partner.

Toby Hales, a family specialist, has joined Seddons as a partner.

GQ Employment Law has appointed Daniel Pollard as a partner.

Russell-Cooke has promoted three new senior associates. They are Lauren Hall, Rachel Stewart and Jeremy Pickering.

Duncan Bagshaw has joined Stephenson Harwood as a senior lawyer in the international arbitration team.

Mackrell Turner Garrett has appointed three new solicitors. Natalie Payne in the private client team, Mireille Turner joins the corporate law team and Adam Paterson joins the family law team.

Enyo Law has launched a business intelligence unit with Paul Austin joining the firm as director of business intelligence and Jan Daniel Grozdanovic as a business intelligence associate.

Hudgell Solicitors has appointed solicitor Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp to lead its London office.

GQ Employment Law has appointed Natasha Adom as a senior associate. The firm has also appointed Raoul Parekh, who joins as an associate and Caroline Baker has been promoted to senior associate.

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