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Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Geoff Peters as a partner in its energy mergers and acquisitions team in London.

CMS Cameron McKenna has appointed Cathy Pitt as a corporate partner.

Intellectual property solicitor Patrick Cantrill is set joining Bond Dickinson as a partner.

Hill Dickinson has appointed two new partners to head up its existing aviation team.

DWF has appointed employment partner Helga Breen, who joins as head of Employment.

Ince & Co has announced that Stuart Shepherd has succeeded Steven Fox as the firm’s global head of trade.

Kingsley Napley has welcomed civil fraud specialist Fiona Simpson as a partner.

Collyer Bristow has recruited contentious intellectual property partner Tim Bamford.

Osborne Clarke has appointed Conrad Davies, a partner in the corporate practice, as head of its real estate & infrastructure sector.

Angela Dennis joins Fisher Meredith as a new partner and head of the residential property and commercial property departments.

Fisher Meredith has appointed solicitor Piers Larbey as head of its company and commercial department.

Kemp Little LLP has welcomed data protection specialist Nicola Fulford as a partner in the commercial technology practice.

Pemberton Greenish has welcomed Suzie Haydon as a partner in its residential conveyancing team.

Alan Edwards and Co has appointed Amy Lewis as a partner.

Goodman Derrick has welcomed partner Richard Bailey as a construction partner.

Richards Kibbe & Orbe has appointed partner Denise Hamer. Matthew Hughes has also been promoted to partner.

Reed Smith has promoted a number of lawyers to partner including Ranajoy Basu, Charles Jurd and Sally-Ann Underhill.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has named new co-managing partners Lord Goldsmith QC and
Richard Ward.

Seddons has appointed James Ward as a private client partner.

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin has announced a new practice management line-up. Partner Craig Pollack is the new global co-ordinator for dispute resolution/litigation.  Partner Alex Leitch has also been appointed as the new head of London dispute resolution/litigation group.

Robert Dougans has been elected to the partnership at Bryan Cave.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has announced the firm’s 2014 management committee members including Greg Petrick who is managing partner of the London office.

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has elected Sean Davis as a member of the firm.

Dentons has announced that Charles July has joined the firm as a partner in the energy, infrastructure and project finance. Michael Wainwright has also joined the firm as a partner in the banking and finance practice.

Steptoe & Johnson has promoted a number of new partners, including Simon Collis in the property group and Mike Fox is a member of the corporate, securities & finance group.

Squire Sanders has welcomed partner Alison Hardy to its real estate litigation team.

Proskauer Rose has appointed Robert Gaut as a partner and head of the firm’s tax practice.

Edwards Wildman Palmer has promoted Michael McCormack to partner.

Edwards Wildman Palmer has appointed James Crabtree as a partner in its insurance & reinsurance department.

Collas Crill has promoted Edward Stone to partner.

Conyers Dill & Pearman has announced that Linda Martin has joined the firm as a director.

Hamlins has welcomed Peter Jordan as a partner in the lender services team.

Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Paul Swarbrick as global chief information security officer based in London.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced that Aimee-Jane Lee has been appointed international counsel.

Reed Smith has promoted a number of lawyers to counsel, including Alexander Heaton in the real estate department.

Zulma Ward has joined the oil & gas team at Bond Dickinson as a consultant.

Jamie Potter has joined Bindmans LLP as an associate in the public law and human rights department.

Halebury has appointed Rachael Davidson and Kate Rea to its team of in-house legal specialists.

Gordon Dadds has expanded its private client department with the appointment of dual qualified associate Anna Coakes.

Mishcon de Reya has appointed Stephen Coleclough as a consultant in its tax practice. The firm has also appointed solicitor Tatiana Sidneva.

Pemberton Greenish has appointed Sophie Carmichael as legal assistant in the real estate team.

GRM Law has appointed Yuan Li as head of the new Chinese desk.

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP has welcomed Arish Bharucha as an associate.

Tim Wells has joined Abbiss Cadres Solicitors as head of global mobility consulting.

Penelope Warne has been promoted to senior partner at CMS Cameron McKenna.

Allen & Overy has welcomed Stephen Lloyd as a private equity partner.

Giles Salmond has joined Eversheds as a partner in the tax department.

Rhodri Pazzi-Axworthy has joined Field Fisher Waterhouse as a partner.

Suzanne Gill has been welcomed into the property team of Pinsent Masons as a partner.

Francis Kucera has joined Ashurst as a partner, whilst Simon Beddow has joined as co-head.

Couchmans LLP has welcomed Polly Handford as a partner in dispute resolution.

Rohan Campbell has joined Irwin Mitchell as an associate solicitor in banking and finance.

Lester Aldridge has welcomed Simon Holden as a partner in the corporate team.

Dechert has promoted Giles Belsey to partner in the corporate team and Adam Silver to partner in the dispute resolution team.

Fladgate has welcomed Ian Brent as a corporate partner.

Bryan Johnston has joined Dentons as a real estate partner.

Ropes & Gray has welcomed Brenda Coleman as a partner in the tax & benefits department.

Jonathan Wiese has joined Collyer Bristow as a partner in real estate whilst Nathan Donaldson has also joined as a partner.

Lee &Thompson Solicitors has appointed Sam Tatton-Brown and Mary Burrows as partners.

Michael Shapiro has been promoted as a partner at GSC Solicitors.

Christopher Hall has been appointed director at Vardags.

White & Case has promoted Artem Doudko and Prabhu Narasimhan to counsel.

Davis Polk and Wardwell has promoted David Wilson to counsel in the tax department.

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has appointed senior associate Simon Adam as legal director.

John Rochman has joined Collyer Bristow as a consultant in the real estate team.

Helen Loose has returned to Keystone Law as an environmental lawyer.

Melissa Needham has joined Fladgate as a corporate senior associate.

Mishcon de Reya has welcomed Trevor Withane as a fraud defence solicitor.

Halebury has welcomed Mitchell Bell into the employment team.

Udo Onwere has joined Farrer & Co as an associate in the private client team.

Teni Shahiean has joined Duncan Lewis as a consultant solicitor in the immigration team.

Vardags has welcomed Olivia Buchan as an assistant solicitor. Sophie Groves and Charlotte Sanders have also joined as newly qualified solicitors.

Sonya Leydecker and Mark Rigotti have been appointed as joint chief executive offices at Herbert Smith Freehills. Tom Leech QC has also been recruited into its partnership.

Steve Immelt has been appointed CEO of Hogan Lovells. Partner, Tom Whelan has also been appointed as co-head of private equity.

Mark Walker has been appointed partner in the corporate department of Field Fisher Waterhouse.

Lisa Mayhew has been appointed head of employment, pensions and incentives at Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Stephenson Harwood has welcomed Suzanne Tarplee as a partner in the rail team.

Ian Brierley has been appointed as head of the real estate team at DLA Piper.

DWF has promoted Seema Bains to partner in insurance and Michael Salters to partner in pensions.

Watson Farley & Williams has elected Chris Lowe and Lothar Wegener as joint managing partners.

Rosemary Choueka has joined Bristows as a partner in the competition team. Dominic Adair, Jeremy Blum and Adrian Sim have also been promoted to partner.

Latham & Watkins has welcomed Nick Benson as a partner in the private equity group.

Shearman & Sterling has elected lawyers, David Dixter and James Webber to its partnership.

Jenny Doak has been promoted to partner at Vinson & Elkins.

Osborne Clarke has announced the appointment of David Cubitt as head of its London office. Andrew Saul has also been appointed as a senior partner.

Hogan Lovells has announced a number of promotions, including; Charles Brasted, member of the UK & EY public, Markus Burgstaller, member of the international arbitration group, Oliver Chamberlain, member of the corporate team, finance partner Emma Clarke and Julianne Hughes-Jennett member of the international arbitration and litigation practices.

Jones Day has appointed new partners; general commercial litigator Adam Brown and David Harding who focuses on solvent and insolvent restructuring transactions, distressed acquisitions, and formal insolvency proceedings.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has welcomed Tony Dymond as a litigation partner.

Locke Lord has appointed Alan Meneghetti as a commercial partner.

Bruce Jury has joined the commercial property team of Moore Blatch as a partner. Also joining the firm as a partner in the employment team is Naomi Greenwood.

Media law firm Wiggin has appointed Medwyn Jones as a partner in the film/TV group.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has appointed Lisa Leiman Hearn as a partner.

Martin Rees has been appointed as a partner in the regulatory practice group of Squire Sanders.

Tom Cartwright has been appointed as a partner in the business and finance practice of Morgan Lewis.

Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP has welcomed David Murphy as a partner in insurance.

Hogan Lovells has announced a number of promotions; Florian Agnel is of counsel in the infrastructure project and public finance practice, Matthew Bullen is of counsel of litigation, Philip Corser is of counsel in corporate finance and Michael Darowski is of counsel in the international arbitration group.

David Shasha has been appointed as a senior consultant at Watson Farley & Williams.

Phil Berwick has been appointed to the commercial practice of Irwin Mitchell.

DWF has promoted Dominic Watkins to associate partner and Amanda Embleton to director. The firm has also made an additional number of associate and manager promotions including Caroline Sanders and Hannah Solanki.

Bircham Dyson Bell has appointed lawyers Richard Marsh and Emily Murray to join the government and infrastructure team.

Melanie Bataillard-Samuel has joined Stowe Family Law LLP as a solicitor in the international family law team.

Malletts Solicitors has launched a regulatory and professional discipline department. The team is developed by Chris Waters and Gary Leong.

Professor Hiroshi Oda has been appointed as a counsel in the arbitration, energy and project finance team at White & Case LLP.

Zaiwalla & Co has appointed Alan Wolstenholme as in-house barrister.

Gareth Williams has been welcomed at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain as a senior associate in real estate.

Locke Lord’s has welcomed Chris Prior as a consultant.

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