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Clifford Chance has appointed Chris Davies as the new global head of tax, pensions and employment. Simon Sinclair has also been appointed as head of capital markets.

Matthew White has been appointed as head of the London planning team at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Mary Padbury has become the new vice chair at Ashurst. The firm has also announced that Michael Burns has been appointed as partner in the global energy team.

Keith Webster has re-joined CMS Cameron McKenna as partner within the pensions team.

Louise Moore has been welcomed as a partner at Hogan Lovells.

Tony Lopez has joined DLA Piper as partner in the structured finance team.

Addleshaw Goddard has welcomed Nikki Worden as a partner.

Clyde and Co has appointed James Burns as senior partner.

Steve King, Christine Winter, Melanie Lewis, John Lezemore and Deirdre Burgess have all joined DWF as partners.

Scott Brodsky has joined Macfarlanes as partner in the commercial team.

Goodman Derrick has announced that Helen Brooks has joined the team as an employment partner.

Nicola Wager has joined the family team at Stewarts Law as a partner.

Susannah Davis has joined the construction team at Devonshires as a partner.

Elizabeth Uwaifo and Francis Nwokedi have joined Fasken Martineau as partners within the banking and finance team.

David Ryland has been appointed as real estate partner at Paul Hastings.

Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Nikolai Mikhailov has joined the team as international partner.

Barry Breen has been appointed as a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK.

James Burnett, Richard Butterwick, Jennifer Engelhardt and Karl Mah have all received promotions to the position of partner at Latham & Watkins.

Tracy London has joined the energy team at Bracewell & Giuliani as partner.

Toufique Hossain has joined Duncan Lewis as director of immigration.

Michael Evans has been appointed as director at Stonehage Law.

Sullivan & Worcester has welcomed Simon Cook as a partner.

Hill Dickinson has announced a number of promotions – Kamal Mukhi has been promoted to legal director while Rebecca Maddison, Fedra Koulle, Alex Teji and Francesco Tundo all become associates. The firm has also welcomed Neil Ellis and Andrew Schutte to the insurance team.

Chris Knott, Venessa Holt and Alex Shirtcliff have all been promoted to associate at Blake Lapthorn.

Construction specialist Mark Lawton has joined Keystone Law as consultant.

Latham & Watkins has announced the promotion of Daniel Smith and John-Patrick Sweny to counsel.

Corporate solicitor Nick Palmer has secured a position at Taylor Vinters.

Senior lawyer Gavin Persaud has been welcomed at Halesbury as a senior lawyer.

Genevieve Quierin and Stephanie Milano have both joined Humphries Kerstetter as senior associates.

Greenwoods Solicitors has appointed Huw Wallis to head its new London office. Senior solicitor Oliver Worth will also be joining the London office.

Sungjin Park has secured a position within the employment team at Ferguson Solicitors following completing his training contract with the firm.

Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed Karen Friebe as a partner in the real estate team.

Clifford Chance has elected Matthew Layton as the firm’s new managing partner.

David Bickerton has been re-elected as London managing partner at Clifford Chance.

Louise Millington-Roberts, Richard Creamer and Claire Wheatley join Hill Dickinson as partners.

Baker & McKenzie has appointed Mark Bevington as principal tax advisor.

Howard Morris has joined Morrison & Foerster as head of the business restructuring and insolvency group.

Mayer Brown has promoted Susan Rosser to partner and has also recruited Stefan Martin as a partner.

Sullivan & Worcester has appointed Mark Norris as a partner.

Davis Polk and Wardwell has announced that Nick Benham will join the firm as a partner.

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP has welcomed John Fraser back as a partner.

Hannah Field-Lowes and Mark Lawford have been promoted to partners at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Joe Levin has joined Watson Farley & Williams as a partner.

Blake Lapthorn has appointed Robert Lyons as a partner.

MJ Hudson has welcomed Karma Samdup as a partner.

Andreas Gunst has joined DLA Piper as a partner.

Lawrence Abramson is to join Keystone Law in January 2014 as a partner.

Mishcon de Reya has welcomed Ursula Danagher and John Skoulding as partners.

Osborne Clarke has appointed Andrew Saul as a senior partner.

Fladgate has recruited a new partner, Marc Sosnow.

Edwin Coe has set up an immigration team and recruited Dhruti Thakrar as a partner.

Emma Russell has joined Carey Olsen as a partner.

Charles Russell has welcomed Dhana Doobay as senior counsel.

Kate Brimsted has joined Reed Smith as counsel.

Georgia Ford and Madeleine Dunn have been promoted to associate at Bevan Brittan.

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP has elected Oliver Walker as counsel.

Mishcon de Reya has recruited Charlie Sosna as a solicitor in the tax team.

Oliver Topping has joined Sacker & Partners as an associate.

MJ Hudson has welcomed Graham Nicholson as a consultant.

Ronan Butler has joined Moorhead James as a solicitor in the corporate recovery and insolvency team.

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