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Mayer Brown has appointed two new partners – David O’Connor joins within the banking and finance team, while Patricia Jones joins the real estate team.

Chris Bracebridge & Carmen Martinez Lopez have both been welcomed at Covington & Burlington.

Brian Hitchcock will join Michelmores as partner within the construction team.

Senior associate Phillip Souta has joined Clifford Chance from Business for New Europe.

SJ Berwin’s former partner Ed Harris has joined the corporate team at Hogan Lovells.

Roger Johnson will be joining the London office of Linklaters from the firm’s Stockholm office. Nick Rees has also been announced as the new head or private equity.

Irwin Mitchell has announced the appointment of Nigel Kissack as partner within the commercial litigation team.

Matthew Jones has been welcomed at Taylor Wessing from Nabarro. Matthew joins the firm as partner within the construction team.

Melanie Williams formerly of Squire Sanders has joined DWF as real estate partner.

Jonathan Radcliffe has joined Charles Russell as intellectual property partner from Mayer Brown.

White & Case has celebrated the promotions of Rob Bennett, Jill Concannon, Gareth Eagles, Mukund Dhar and Ingrid York. The firm has also welcomed Richard Youle and Ian Bradshaw to the private equity practice.

Private equity partner Michael Weir has joined the team at Jones Day from Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Mayank Gupta and Trevor Wood have been appointed as partners within the banking and finance team at Mayer Brown.

Julie Teal – formerly of Fenwick Elliott – has been appointed as real estate partner at Withers.

Commercial property partner Anthony Burnett-Scott has been welcomed at Macfarlanes from Ashurst.

Schulte Roth & Zabel has announced the acquisition of Steven Whittaker from Simmons & Simmons.

Dispute resolution specialist Ted Greeno has been appointed as partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Bingham McCutchen has announced the appointment of Frances Murphy from Jones Day.

Jeff Cottle from BHP Billiton has joined the international regulation and compliance team at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. Jeff joins in the position of partner.

Matthew Schrader has been appointed as the new head of intellectual property at RT Coopers.

Wiggin has celebrated the promotion of Ciaran Hickey to the position of partner.

Trade mark specialist Kirsten Doherty has joined Irwin Mitchell as consultant.

Withers has announced that David Holland formerly of Wilsons Solicitors and Eloise Morgan from Falcon Chambers will join the real estate team.

Alexis Martinez has been appointed as senior associate within the dispute resolution team at Squire Sanders.

Leigh Day has welcomed Sarah Saldanha from Field Fisher Waterhouse into the personal injury department.

Property solicitor Ahmed Anwar has joined Moon Beever.

Corporate and commercial specialists Jonathan Cooke and Andrew Cooke have been welcomed at Sherrards Solicitors.

Verdags Solicitors has announced that Ruben Sinha from Radcliffes LeBrasseur has joined the firm as senior associate.

Newly qualified solicitor Rory Wilson has secured a position within the corporate finance team at Peachey & Co LLP.

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