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Nicola Hopkins has been appointed at Berwin Leighton Paisner as a funds partner.

Clifford Chance has announced that Munich finance partner Barbara Mayer-Trautmann will join the firm’s partnership council in succession to Robin Abraham who has been elected as regional managing partner.

Candice Blackwood has been welcomed at Nabarro as a partner in real estate.

Hill Dickinson has announced the launch of a new sport, media and entertainment team. The team will be headed by Louise Millington-Roberts and will also include Sue Russell, a corporate specialist, and Geraldine Ryan, a commercial litigator.

Keith Wilson has joined CMS Cameron McKenna as a partner and head of the aircraft finance team, and also a member of the asset finance team.

Hinal Patel has been appointed at Simmons & Simmons as a partner in the information, communications, and technology team.

John Joyce has been elected as managing partner at Addleshaw Goddard.

Addleshaw Goddard has welcomed Fiona Ghosh as a financial services partner.

Euros Jones has been promoted at Weightmans as a partner in regulatory services.

Dentons has announced a number of partners. These are; Mark Bassett, Celia Hayward, Eleanor Shanks and Thomas Leyland.

Jonathan Brook has been appointed as a partner in the litigation team at Eversheds.

Corporate finance partner, Christopher Tite has joined Wedlake Bell together with real estate finance partner Louise Gowman.

Dr.Sam Samaratunga has been appointed at Fasken Martineau as a partner in the life sciences group.

Kingsley Napley has appointed five new partners. These are Richard Lodge in a clinical negligence, Jill Lorimer in criminal, David Sleight in criminal litigation, Julie Matheson in the Regulatory and Professional Discipline department and Zoë Sive in the private client team.

Steven Kempster has been appointed at Withers as a partner in the contentious trust and succession group.

Adrian Rainey has joined Taylor Wessing as a partner in the corporate technology practice.

Sharon MacArthur-Powell has been promoted to partner at BLM.

Kennedys has promoted Matt Deaville, Dennis Ko and Daniel Turner as partners.

Shaima Jillood and Prav Reddy have been promoted to partner at Charles Russell.

Peter Jordan has been appointed as head of lender services at Hamlins.

Brent Wright has joined Osborne Clarke as a partner in the pension’s team.

Kamran Rehman has joined SGH Martineau LLP as a partner in the finance disputes team. He will be splitting his time between the London office and the Birmingham office.

Bircham Dyson Bell has appointed Philip Lamb as a partner in its corporate and commercial team.

Robin Henry has been appointed at Collyer Bristow as a partner specialising in financial markets and distressed debt.

Victoria Watson and James Penry Davey have been promoted at Capsticks as partners.

Winston Penhall has bee appointed at Reed Smith as a partner in the funds group.

Paul Hastings has welcomed financial services regulatory and transactional partner Ben Regnard-Weinrabe.

Stephen Lucas has been appointed at Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in the debt finance practice.

Squire Sanders has welcomed real estate partner Gary Paddison.

Employment partner, Sarah Gregory has been appointed at Baker & McKenzie as its first inclusion and diversity partner.

Grimaldi Studio Legale has opened a new office in London. Fabio Pizzoccheri will lead the office.

Poppleston Allen has welcomed Lisa Inzani as a partner in the licensing team.

Caroline Roberjot has been appointed as a property partner at Adams & Remers. She will run the firm’s residential property operation.

Corporate and commercial lawyer Neville Catton has joined Carbon Law Partners as a partner.

Hugh Tebay has been welcomed at BrookStreet des Roches as a partner.

Mahrie Webb has been appointed to the funds practice at Simmons & Simmons.

Peter Aldis has been appointed as a consultant in the real estate department at Bircham Dyson Bell. Three legal directors have also returned to the practice. These are; Ian Cameron, , Sarah Clark and Tom Henderson.

Salma Kantharia has been promoted at Weightmans as an associate in the healthcare team.

Jane Robinson is joining the media, brands & technology team at Lewis Silkin.

Esther White has been appointed at Charles Russell as a senior associate in the pensions team.

Baker & McKenzie has welcomed Will White as director of global communications.

Nadia Banno has been welcomed at Baker & McKenzie as a senior litigator.

Hannah Bradshaw has joined Covington & Burling as an associate in the international employment group .

Matt Evans has been appointed at Reed Smith as an associate in the funds group.

Ashley Freeman has been appointed as a senior counsel and head of the Islamic finance practice at Charles Russell.

Dominic Holden has been promoted at Ashfords to associate in the commercial litigation team.

Chris Grose has been welcomed to the housing management team at Capsticks.

Roger Billins has been appointed at Collyer Bristow as a commercial litigator.

Callum Galbraith has been promoted to associate in the entertainment, media and IP department at Hamlins.

BLM has promoted the following to associate; Andrew Truby, Chris Bates, Dan West, Diana Hardesty, Emily Woods, Emma Noble, Gemma Rush, John Graham, Justin Edwards, Laura Pearce, Phillip Carney, Rachel Donoghue and Sarah Firth.

Jeff Morgan has joined Jackson Parton as a consultant.

Hempsons has welcomed Ravi Gupta as an associate in the regulatory team.

Amee Patel has been appointed at Duncan Lewis Solicitors as a solicitor in the public law department.

Simon Rees has joined Kleinwort Benson as head of the UK trust business.

Charlotte Symes has been appointed as an associate at Family Law in Partnership.

Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted a number of lawyers to partner. These are; Thomas Bethel and William Breeze in finance, Tim Briggs in competition, regulation and trade, Chris Bushell, Andrew Cannon, Natasha Johnson, David Nitek and Gregg Rowan in disputes and Christine Young in the corporate department.

James Pickavance has joined Eversheds as a partner in the litigation and dispute management team. Ben Jones has also been promoted to partner.

Weightmans has welcomed Michael Ryley as an employment partner.

Paul Hicks has been appointed at DAC Beachcroft as a partner in the commercial real estate team. Angharad Davies has also joined as an associate.

CMS Cameron McKenna has promoted Richard Sinclair, Phillip Ashley and Maria Rodia as partners.

Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Sbu Gule has become global chairman.

Clyde & Co has promoted nine lawyers to partner. These are; Rob Collins, Keith Conway, Simon Jackson, Annabelle Redman and Charles Urquhart.

Simmons & Simmons has promoted Ali Crosthwaite to partner in the real estate team. Craig Bisson, Devarshi Saksena, Simon Whiteside have also been promoted to partner.

Watson Farley & Williams has promoted a number of new partners. These are; Pauline Page and Simon Alsey in the energy & projects group and Simon Folley in the real estate group.

Nicholle Kingsley has joined Pinsent Masons as a partner.

Irwin Mitchell has promoted Louise Cartwright to partner in real estate, Christopher Tutton as a partner in employment and Rosemary Thorpe as a partner in business development.

Irwin Mitchell has welcomed professional negligence specialist Jonathan Sachs as a partner.

Stephenson Harwood has promoted Cristan Evans and Simon Brading to partner.

Simon Marchant and Simon Priddis have been made as the new head of the London corporate and antitrust, competition and trade practice respectively at Freshfields.

Clyde & Co has promoted a number of equity partners to senior equity partner. These are; Fergal Cathie, Claire Petts, Simon Kemp, Chris Holme, Chris Lenton, Eurof Lloyd-Lewis, Elizabeth Turnbull and Graeme Taylor.

James Williams has been appointed as a partner in employment and pensions at Hill Dickinson.

Speechly Bircham has promoted Adam Crossley, Fiona Edmond, David Hicks, Sarah Morley, Alice Neilan and Louise Ward to partner. Tim Johnson has also joined the firm as a partner in the planning and environment team.

Bircham Dyson Bell has appointed Harriet Morgan as a partner in its private wealth team.

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has promoted Richard Breavington to partner in insurance and reinsurance disputes, Ben Goodier and Lambros Kilaniotis have also been promoted as partners.

David Blair has been promoted at Osborne Clarke as a partner in the financial services regulation.

Robin Dabydeen has been appointed at Winckworth Sherwood as a partner in the tax team. Christopher Brigstocke has also joined as a partner in the real estate team.

TLT has promoted Peter Richards-Gaskin as a partner in the banking and financial services litigation department.

SGH Martineau LLP has appointed Christina Fitzgerald as a partner in the restructuring and insolvency team.

DLA Piper has made a number of partner promotions. These are; Mark Chivers, Luca Gori, Anthony Day and Paul Dineen. Tim Wright has also joined the firm as a partner in the corporate group.

Colin Harley has been welcomed at White & Case as a banking partner.

Squire Sanders has appointed Mark Gleeson as a partner in the global intellectual property and technology practice.

Lawrence Graham has promoted five senior associates to partner. These are; Clive Chalkley in real estate litigation, Alex Jay in dispute resolution, Daniel Ugur in private capital, Sam Gray and Kristian Rogers in corporate.

King & Wood Mallesons has promoted David Fitzgerald, Joe Newitt, and Gretchen Scott to partner.

Dorsey & Whitney has appointed Michael Cashman as a partner in the tax group.

Simon Neilson-Clark has been appointed as a partner in restructuring and insolvency at McGuireWoods LLP.

Jonathan Earle has been welcomed at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a partner.

Curtis Davis Garrard has appointed a team of lawyers from the transportation finance group at Clyde & Co, including maritime finance partner Matt Hannaford. Owen McHugh has also joined as partner.

Aron Pope and Daniel Sutherland have been promoted as partners at Fox Williams.

Brian Miller has been promoted to partner at Stone King. Ann Phillips has also been appointed as a chairman.

Emyr Thomas has been promoted to partner at Sharpe Pritchard.

Matthew Arnold & Baldwin has welcomed Roger McCourt as a partner in the banking and finance litigation group.

Property litigation specialist Claire Lamkin has been promoted to partner at Piper Smith Watton.

Parabis Law has promoted Megan Galliet, Marise Gellert, Neil Kochane and Paul Phillips as partners.

Rebecca Cockcroft has been welcomed at Payne Hicks Beach as a family law partner.

Andrea Zavos has joined Boodle Hatfield as a partner in contentious trust and estates. Olivia Tassell has also been promoted as a partner.

Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted Iain Maxwell in disputes – international arbitration and Sarah McNally in disputes – insurance to partner.

Eversheds has promoted a number of lawyers to legal director, including Hugh Gittins, Neil Newing, Clare Rudd and James Shackleton.

Allen & Overy has announced the promotion of a number of lawyers to counsel and PSL counsel. These are Michael Green in PSL-banking, Helen Powell in PSL-corporate, Tim Harrop in tax and Thomas Wilson in ICM.

Kurt Rowe has been appointed at Weightmans as an associate in the insurance team.

Charlotte Beckett has been appointed at Pinsent Masons as a director of finance.

TLT has promoted Verity Bowles as an associate in banking and lending services.

Matt Hannaford has joined Curtis Davis Garrard as a finance partner. Tony Price has also joined as a consultant.

Polly Grieff has joined Halebury as a legal counsel.

Rachel De Souza has joined Squire Sanders as an associate. Mark Gleeson has also joined as a partner.

Simon Child and Matthew Bell have been promoted to senior associate at Piper Smith Watton.

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