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Guy Norman has been elected as global leader of the corporate practice at Clifford Chance.

A number of partner promotions have been made at Allen & Overy. These include Troy Edwards in banking, Guy Antrobus and Luke Lewis in ICM and Alice Englehart and Mahmoof Lone in litigation. Karan Dinamani has also joined the firm as a corporate partner.

Freshfields has made corporate partner Julian Long the new managing partner in the London office. Martin Nelson-Jones has also been appointed as joint sector group leader.

Neville Wright, Richard Hopkinson-Woolley and Laurence Rogers have been appointed as real estate partners at DLA Piper.

Eversheds has welcomed David Flack as a partner.

Adam Dann has been appointed as the departmental managing finance partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Iain Shurwood, John Fox and Simon Elphick have been appointed as banking partners at DWF.

David Stevens has been welcomed at Norton Rose Fulbright as a disputes partner.

Simmons & Simmons has appointed Dale Gabbert to the funds practice.

Restructuring and insolvency specialist Edward Judge has been welcomed at Irwin Mitchell as a partner. Rob Thompson is also being appointed as head of the real estate team.

Timothy Leeson has joined DWF as a corporate partner. Also joining the team is director David Willbe.

Andrew Edge has been appointed as head of corporate at Stephenson Harwood. Richard Parsons has also been appointed as global head of aviation.

Rob O’Hanrahan has joined SGH Martineau LLP as a partner in real estate.

Ed Powles and Corinne Staves have been made partners at Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP.

Victoria Jordan, Paul Cha and Philip Lawrence have been made partners at Parabis Law.

Chris Barron has been welcomed at Dickson Minto as a banking partner.

Sara Teasdale is joining Byrne and Partners LLP as a partner. Ben Davies has also been promoted as a partner.

Ian Pittaway has been re-elected as a senior partner at Sacker & Partners.

Tim Flood and Eve Ellis have been appointed as partners at Mishcon de Reya.

Compliance and enforcement specialist Peter Burrell has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP as a partner.

Cozen O’Connor has welcomed insurance specialists Mark Meyer and Paul Dowsey as partners.

Ben Davis has been appointed as a finance partner at Reed Smith.

Stephen Phillips has joined the restructuring group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as a partner.

Louise Bell has joined Olswang as a litigation partner.

Graham Tyler and Debra Erni have been appointed partners in the finance practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

Pranav Trivedi has been appointed as the managing partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Douglas Nordlinger has also become the head of global energy and infrastructure projects.

Rhian Radia has been appointed as an associate and head of employment at Hodge Jones & Allen.

Insurance specialist Stephen Ixer has joined Cozen O’Connor as an associate.

London based corporate partner Martin Nelson-Jones has been named co-head of the infrastructure group at Freshfields.

Allen & Overy is set to open a new Luxembourg desk in London. Banking lawyer George Owen is set to join to head the desk.

Paul Gray has been appointed at DLA Piper as a partner in real estate.

Tony Katz and Sam Millar have been welcomed at DLA Piper as partners in the litigation and regulatory group.

Justin D’Agostino is set to join Herbert Smith Freehills as head of dispute resolution. Tim Parkes has also been appointed to lead the commercial litigation practice.

Steven Hull has joined Eversheds as a pensions partner.

Alison Levitt QC is set to join Mishcon de Reya as a partner.

Naveen Vijh has been appointed to head the real estate team at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Mark Richards has also been appointed to lead the projects and infrastructure team.

A number of new partners have been made at Slaughter and May. Jonathan Clark is going into the dispute resolution team, Jordan Ellison and Anna Lyle-Smythe into the competition team, Susannah Macknay into the corporate team, Azadeh Nassiri into the finance team, Dominic Robertson into the tax team and Tom Vickers into the restructuring team.

Sharon White has been re-appointed as chief executive officer at Stephenson Harwood. Andrew Edge has also been appointed as head of the corporate practice and Richard Parsons has been appointed as head of the global aviation practice.

Philip Abbott has joined Field Fisher Waterhouse as a finance partner.

DWF has welcomed Iain Shurwood and John Fox as Banking partners. Real estate finance partner Simon Elphick has also joined the firm.

Mark McQuillan has been welcomed at TLT as an employment partner. Emily Benson has also been appointed as a partner.

International litigator and founder of Mishcon de Reya’s fraud group Gary Miller, has been appointed as a director of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Penningtons Manches has welcomed Séamas Gray as a restructuring and insolvency partner.

Blake Lapthorn has welcomed Malcolm Pearson as a partner in the banking team.

Richard Nicolle has been appointed as an employment partner at Stewarts Law.

Global insurance and capital markets specialist, Michael Skrbic has been welcomed as a partner at Kennedys.

Simon Newsham has been welcomed at Winckworth Sherwood as a tax partner.

Bryan Cave has appointed Paula Levitan as a partner in the technology, entrepreneurial and commercial client service group.

Dr. Michelle Chen has been appointed at Squire Sanders as a partner in the global corporate practice.

Dominic Crossley has joined Payne Hicks Beach as a disputes resolution partner.

Andrea De Tomas has been appointed at NCTM as a banking and finance partner.

Holman Fenwick & Willan has promoted Judith Prior to partner in commodities and renewables. Partner promotions also include Rick Brown, Graham Denny, Nick Robertson and Tom Walters.

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has elected Tobias Caspary and Jons Lehmann as partners.

Vanessa Leigh has been appointed as legal director in aviation at DLA Piper.

Alison Littley has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board at Weightmans.

Keystone Law has welcomed John Pears as a consultant in the private client team.

Corporate and finance lawyer Claire McConway has been appointed Of Counsel within the British Virgin Islands (BVI) practice of Carey Olsen.

Blake Lapthorn has welcomed Maria Watmough as legal director in the banking team.

William Lowery has been appointed as an associate in the international arbitration team at Covington & Burling.

Hempsons has welcomed Simon Lee as an associate in the charity and social enterprise team.

Jenny Ricketts has been appointed to the services for individuals department at Harold Benjamin solicitors.

Edward Adamson has qualified into the corporate team at Lester Aldridge.

Noel Watson-Doig has been appointed at Capsticks as a member if the competition team.

Amy Wilford joins the litigation team and Georgia Day becomes a member of the family team at Harcus Sinclair.

Paul Sagar has joined Hamlins as a solicitor in the lender services team.

Lewis Nedas Law has appointed residential conveyancing specialist Richard Greenby as a property lawyer.

Daisy Minns Shearer gas been appointed as a family solicitor at Gordon Dadds.

Radiant Law has appointed Andrew Sutherland to lead the outsourcing practice.

Priya Palanivel and Laura Dalgliesh, of Goodman Ray, have been selected to sit on the Resolution standards committee.

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