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Simon Rose has joined Michelmores as a partner and head of tax.

Lewis Silkin has welcomed Jeremy Summers as a partner in the media, brands and technology team.

Jo Rickards has been appointed as a partner in the criminal litigation team at Kingsley Napley.

Bill Voge has been elected as global chair and managing partner at Latham & Watkins, effective from January 2015.

Ropes & Gray LLP has welcomed Monica Gogna as a partner in the global investment group.

Prajakt Samant has been appointed as a partner in the energy and natural resource group at Reed Smith.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has welcomed Matthew Dean and Claire McDaid as corporate partners.

Julien Bocobza has been appointed as a partner in the project finance team at Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Adrian Jones has joined Crowell & Moring LLP as a partner in the international dispute resolution group.

Harneys has appointed Cayman Islands litigator Marc Kish as a partner.

David Smith has been promoted as a partner at Anthony Gold Solicitors.

Andrew Dekany has been appointed at Thrings LLP as a partner in the employment team.

Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Conor Foley as adviser in the regulation and investments group.

Peter Lowe and Gareth Williams have been appointed as senior associates in the real estate team at DLA Piper. Mark Shepherd and Will Deeprose have also joined as legal directors, whilst Josh Warner and Joshua Pendergast have joined as associates.

Just Costs Solicitors promoted Slava Krizalkovicova as an associate.

Olly Leyden joined has joined the intellectual property team at Shoosmiths.

John Milner has re-joined IBB Solicitors as a consultant in its fraud and regulatory team.

Keystone Law has welcomed Penny Gladman into the private client and property teams. Claire Trotel and Rachel Hawkins have also been welcomed.

Hempsons has promoted Miles Gabriel and Sharon Cooney as associates.

Associate Kasia Sikora-Sikorski of Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP has been granted Higher Rights of Audience.

Sangeet Bhatti has been appointed at Harold Benjamin solicitors as a solicitor in the secured lending team.

Harneys has appointed Vicky Lord as a senior associate.

Dewar Hogan has welcomed Matthew Stanton as an assistant solicitor in commercial property litigation.

Christopher Rennie-Smith has returned to Collyer Bristow.

Andrew Walker has been appointed at Squire Patton Boggs as a partner and UK head of real estate litigation.

Michael Crosby is joining Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as a partner to head up the English law banking and finance practice group.

Alexander Carter-Silk has been welcomed at Brown Rudnick as an intellectual litigator.

James Simpson has been appointed as co-leader of the energy & infrastructure projects team at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Patrick Taylor has been welcomed at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP as an international counsel in the arbitration practice.

Paul Friedman has been appointed as the managing partner for Europe at Morrison & Foerster.

Reuven Young has been appointed at Davis Polk and Wardwell as a partner in the corporate department.

Arnold & Porter LLP has welcomed Tim Aron as a partner in finance.

Alistair Croft has been appointed at McClure Naismith as a partner in the dispute resolution team.

Rosenblatt Solicitors has welcomed Caroline DeLaney as a real estate partner. Bruno Fatier has also been appointed as a partner in financial services.

Helen Robinson has been appointed as a partner in the international corporate team at Taylor Vinters.

Jonathan Snade has been appointed at Thomas Eggar as an M&A partner.

Triton Global Limited has announced the promotion of Joanne Staphnill to partner in its legal practice Robin Simon, which will soon be known as Triton Legal.

Russell-Cooke has announced a number of senior associate promotions. These are Ed Cracknell in the contentious property team, Matthew Hutchinson and David Stockley in the commercial property team, Sukanya Ransford in the charity and social business team, Chris Williams in the litigation team, Benn Richards in the insolvency and commercial litigation team and Arshoo Singh in the private client team.

Geraldine Fabre has been appointed as a senior associate at Russell-Cooke in the corporate team.

Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Clare Jackman as of counsel.

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has promoted the following to legal directors. These are; John Coldham in IP, Sarah Galvin in real estate, Akhil Sharma in banking and finance, Liz Wood in pensions – combined human resources solutions and Jian Xu in IP.

Hill Dickinson has promoted Tony McDonach as a legal director in the marine team.

Tessa Lorimer has been appointed as special counsel at Withers.

Monica Dupont-Barton has been welcomed at Reed Smith as counsel.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has appointed Alex Parker as international counsel.

Ralph McClelland has been promoted to associate director at Sacker & Partners. Anna Copestake, Tom Jackman, Ferdinand Lovett and James Bingham have also been promoted to senior associate.

Carey Olsen has promoted Imogen Payne as a senior associate in the corporate and investment funds team.

Guy Munnoch has been appointed at BLM as a special and strategic adviser to the firm’s
executive board.

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