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David Wittmann has been elected as practice partner at Slaughter and May. He succeeds Paul Olney who is set to retire at the end of the year.

Elizabeth Bradley has been appointed as head of corporate tax at Berwin Leighton Paisner.

Matthew Stratton has been promoted to partner at Ince & Co.

Hill Dickinson has welcomed Janet McWhinney as a partner in health disputes.

Daniel Naftalin has been appointed as head of the employment department at Mishcon de Reya. He succeeds Joanna Blackburn who held the role for 10 years. Nick Doffman has also automatically been re-elected as head of the real estate department for a three-year term.

White & Case has promoted the following to partner; Marcus Booth in global mergers and acquisitions, Daniel Garton in global international arbitration, Prabhu Narasimhan in global tax, Richard Pogrel in global capital markets, Philip Trillmich in intellectual property and Alison Weal in global asset finance.

Graham White has been appointed as a corporate partner and head of private equity at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. Nick Thornton has also been appointed as a partner in the tax practice.

Robin Baillie has been appointed as a partner at Squire Patton Boggs in the infrastructure projects department. Ben Holland has also been welcomed as a dispute resolution partner along with Vicky Camfield who has joined the real estate practice.

Lisa O’Neill has joined McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in the global energy advisory group.

Nick Holland has been welcomed at McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in the private client department.

Squire Patton Boggs has welcomed corporate finance and M&A specialist Massimo Galli as a partner.

Paul Hastings has announced that technology and privacy lawyer Ashley Winton is joining the firm as a partner in the corporate practice.

Shams Rahman has been welcomed at Edwin Coe as a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution team.

Simon Gough has been welcomed as a partner at Reed Smith.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has announced that Boris Bronfentrinker has been welcomed as a partner.

Pierre Brochet has been welcomed at Greenberg Traurig as a partner.

Hunton & Williams has welcomed Andrew Thomas as a project finance partner.

Ed Denny has been appointed at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as a tax partner.

Signature Litigation has welcomed Abdulali Jiwaji as a partner in commercial litigation.

Lara Phillips has been appointed as a partner in the family and children team at Simons Muirhead & Burton.

Ben Watford has been welcomed at MJ Hudson as a partner in the hedge funds practice.

Seddons has welcomed Sangeeta Somchand as a commercial property solicitor.

Stewarts Law has launched a new tax litigation practice with the appointment of David Pickstone who joins as a partner and head of the department.

James Barratt has joined Squire Patton Boggs as counsel.

Sean FitzGerald has been appointed as a partner in commercial property at Nockolds Solicitors.

MJ Hudson has promoted Ted Craig, Andrew Mills and Peter Connell to partner.

Praveen Bhatia has been appointed as a partner at Collins Long Solicitors.

Pérez-Llorca, the Spanish law firm, is to open an office in London in December. This office will not practice in English law but will advise the firm’s clients on the Spanish law aspects of their transactions. The office will be managed by Fernando Quicios.

Michael Woodford has been appointed as a non-executive member at Simmons & Simmons. The board now comprises of Colin Passmore, Jeremy Hoyland, Alex Brown, Alyson Lockett, Fiona Loughery, Peter Meyer, Leo Verhoeff, Patrick Wallace, Michael Woodford and Rodger Hughes, David McLaughlin and David Staiano.

Alison Crosland has been appointed at Berwin Leighton Paisner as the new real estate COO. She replaces Danielle Nagler in the role who has relocated to Israel and continues to work for the firm as a consultant.

Jonathan Passman has been appointed at Clarke Willmott as a consultant in the commercial property group.

Sundip Biswas has been appointed at Michelmores as an associate in the corporate team. Harriet Stokes has also joined as a litigator.

Anna Lawry has joined Ropes &Gray as a counsel in the hedge fund group.

Stefanie Atchinson and Anna Le Jehan have been welcomed into the restructuring team at Squire Patton Boggs.

Liana Wood has been welcomed at Leigh Day after qualifying as a solicitor with the firm.

Joe Riviere has been welcomed at Sacker & Partners as an associate.

Seddons has appointed Victoria Sterritt as a family solicitor, Meera Doshi as a solicitor in litigation and Sanam Hussain as a solicitor in the secured lending team.

Simons Muirhead & Burton has promoted the following to associates; Erica Henshilwood and Gordon Clough in dispute resolution and Heather Hacking in the employment team.

Owen White & Catlin has acquired Watson Marshall Solicitors. Susan Davies and Jane Stenning join the team as solicitors at Owen White & Catlin.

Lawrence Jacobson has joined Zaiwalla & Co Solicitors as an in-house barrister.

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