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Addleshaw Goddard has recruited Giles Distin to its corporate finance team.

Linklaters has announced that private equity partner Ben Rodham is to re-join the firm’s private equity practice.

Matthew Weiniger QC and Pierre Duprey have been named as co-heads of Linklaters’ international arbitration team. Weiniger specialises in international arbitration, public and private international law. And Duprey has extensive experience in international arbitration.

Fieldfisher has hired a new partner in its dispute resolution group with the appointment of Vivien
Davies.

Pinsent Masons has expanded its finance team with the appointment of Richard Hughes.

Ashurst announces the appointment of Larry Berkovich as a partner in the US CLO team.

Stephenson Harwood has appointed Karima Hudson as a corporate finance partner.

Taylor Wessing has appointed Emma Jordan as head of contentious trusts and a partner in the private client practice.

Holman Fenwick & Willan has appointed Giles Beale and James Wilson as partners in the corporate practice. Beale and Wilson specialise in corporate finance and international mergers and in particular involving the equity capital markets.

Monique Fry has joined Grant Thornton as its new head of equity reward.

Baker & McKenzie has recruited Andy Moody as a partner. It has also recruited James Thompson and Joanna Hewitt as partners in the corporate practice team.

Dentons has welcomed Martin Mankabady as a partner where he joins the corporate practice and global insurance team. He has also been joined by corporate partner David Collins.

Weil Gotshal & Manges has elected a number of new partners, including James Harvey, David Irvine and Oliver Walker.

Morrison & Foerster has announced that Peter Declercq and Sonya Van de Graaff have joined the firm as partners in the business restructuring and insolvency group.

Shearman & Sterling has elected a number of new partners; Susanna Charlwood practises in
the litigation group, Marwa Elborai practises in the capital markets group, Korey Fevzi practises
in the finance group, Simon Letherman practises in the tax group Matthew Powell practises in the mergers & acquisitions group.

Dechert has elected a number of new partners with effect from 1 January 2016 including Richard Heffner in financial services.

Sidley Austin has elected a number of new partners including James Oussedik. He has extensive experience in relation to the establishment and maintenance of investment funds.

Hamlins has appointed Julian Ward as a partner in the firm’s media and entertainment practice.

William Fry has appointed Niamh Dennehy-Maher as a banking and finance partner.

PwCLegal is expanding its global immigration practice. The expansion includes the hire of 19 partners who will join the firm over the next 18 months. They include Katrina Cooper who is set to join the firm in January 2016.

Conyers Dill & Pearman has appointed Anne Forbes-Harper.

BDM Law has welcomed a new partner, Nick Burgess, to the firm.

Kemp Little LLP has appointed Vicky Cooper as a partner in its IP & technology disputes group.

Goodman Derrick has appointed Damen Bennion as a partner in its collector car practice.

Carter Lemon Camerons has announced that Kate Boguslawska has joined the firm’s company commercial team as a partner.

Allen & Overy has announced that David Smith will join the firm as a special adviser in the data protection team.

Sheila Doyle is set to join Deloitte as chief information officer.

Ince & Co has made two appointments to the casualty response team. Graham Inseal has re-joined the firm as a senior marine manager and Ian Rolfe also joins as a marine manager.

Sacker & Partners has recruited Alasdair Blackshaw as an associate.

Moore Blatch has appointed two solicitors to its clinical negligence department. Dr Mala Sidebottom joins as a senior solicitor and Amandeep Khasriya also joins.

Kemp Little LLP has appointed Susan Biddle as a consultant in its commercial technology team.

Fisher Meredith has appointed Ricardo Mapp Dos Anjos as head of the property department.

Shawna Pasquale has joined White & Case as an associate in the dispute resolution group.

Weil Gotshal & Manges has elected a number of new counsels, including Thomas Falkus.

Baker & McKenzie has appointed Jon McClay as its director of marketing, communications and business development.

Duncan Lewis has appointed Emma Prescott as a housing litigation director.

Lewis Nedas Law has appointed Jeremy Galman as an associate in its property and private client departments.

Lewis Nedas has appointed Dawn Elkin as practice manager.

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