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David Nelligan has been appointed at DLA Piper as a partner in the finance and projects practice.

Robin Blaney has been promoted to partner at Covington & Burling.

Kirkland & Ellis has promoted a number of new partners: Oliver Currall in tax, Emma Flett in intellectual property, Mark Knight in restructuring, Jonathan Tadd, Andrew Hagan, Mareja Maher and Matthew Merkle in corporate and Bryan Robson in debt finance.

Bryan Cave has announced that Washington DC partner Therese Pritchard has formally assumed the duties of chair of the firm.

Paul Hastings has appointed high-yield finance lawyer Peter Schwartz as a partner in the corporate practice.

Charlie Geffen and Mark Sperotto have joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP as partners.

David Hughes has been appointed at Dechert as a partner in the litigation team.

Elisabeth Baltay has been welcomed as a partner at King & Spalding.

Claudie Farndon has been appointed as a consultant solicitor in the family & matrimonial team at Keystone Law. Gavin Balance has also been appointed as a consultant solicitor in the litigation team. Meanwhile, Rachel Tozer has been welcomed as a consultant solicitor in employment.

KPMG has been awarded an alternative business structure (ABS) licence by the SRA to operate on a multi-disciplinary practice basis. The partners leading legal services at KPMG are: Amanda Brown, who leads the tax litigation practice; David White, who heads the corporate and commercial team; Punam Birly, who leads the employment and immigration group; and Nick Roome who heads up KPMG’s legal services in the North.

Chris Holder has joined the commercial IT group at Bristows as a partner.

Justin Turner, a partner at Curtis Davis Garrard, has been appointed to the BIMCO committee.

Kerry Beattie and Anthony Lee have been appointed as partners at DMH Stallard.

EC3\Legal has promoted Ian D’Castroto to partner.

Hughes Fowler Carruthers has welcomed Mark Harper as a partner.

Wragge Lawrence Graham has welcomed Andrew Edginton as operations director.

Parik Dasgupta has relocated to the London office at King & Wood Mallesons.

Shepherd and Wedderburn has promoted Lucy Hall to associate in the banking team.

Michael Patrick has re-joined Farrer & Co as a senior associate in the disputes team.

James O’Flinn has been welcomed at Keystone Law as a consultant solicitor. Jacqueline McDermott and David Evans have also been appointed as consultant solicitors. Meanwhile, Michael Wood has been appointed to the litigation team.

Adam Gross has been appointed at Hamlins as an associate in the real estate department.

Michael Rourke has been appointed at Lester Aldridge as an associate in healthcare.

Druces LLP has appointed Chris Proudley as a planning law consultant. Michael Pidge has also been appointed as a property litigation associate.

Pemberton Greenish has appointed the following to the real estate team: Charlie Miéville, Kevin Shreeve, Helen Simmons and Alex Gallyer.


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