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Andrew Cannon has relocated from the London office of Herbert Smith Feehills to the Paris office. Heather Gething, head of tax disputes, has also been appointed as a judge in the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) in England.
Audley Sheppard, co-global head of the international arbitration practice at Clifford Chance, has been appointed as a QC.
Simon Nesbitt, a consultant and co-head of the arbitration department at Hogan Lovells, has been appointed as a QC.
Wendy Miles, an arbitration partner at Boies Schiller & Flexner, has been appointed as a QC.
Tom Sprange, a dispute resolution partner at King & Spalding in London, has been appointed as a QC.
Georgina Rowley has been appointed at DAC Beachcroft as a partner in the employment team.
CMS has welcomed Robin Hutchison as a partner in the planning/consenting/infrastructure team.
Karl Woolley has been appointed as a partner in private wealth at Bircham Dyson Bell.
Howard Kennedy has welcomed Charles Maxwell as a partner in real estate. Leigh Sayliss has also been appointed as a partner in the corporate tax department.
Simon Coles has been appointed at Fieldfisher as a partner in the finance department.
Eversheds has welcomed Clare Whitaker as a partner in the real estate practice group.
Neil Adams has been welcomed as an employment partner at Holman Fenwick & Willan. Alexander Reid has also been appointed as a partner in energy.
Jane Wessel and Claire Stockford have been appointed as partners in the international arbitration department at Shepherd and Wedderburn.
Osborne Clarke has launched a private wealth practice. Stuart Janaway and Andrew Goodman have been welcomed and lead the new practice. Simon Hobday has also been appointed as a partner in the energy and utilities department.
Simon Griffiths has been appointed at Irwin Mitchell as a partner in corporate team.
White & Case has welcomed Paul Clews as a partner in the global capital markets team.
Richard Usher has been welcomed as a partner at DLA Piper in the finance and projects team.
Baker Botts has appointed Mark Heaney as a partner in intellectual property.
Stuart Hills has been appointed as a partner in the finance department at Hunton & Williams.
Moris Mashali has been appointed as a partner in the corporate and capital markets practice at Brown Rudnick.
Sam Pearse has been elected as a new partner in corporate and securities at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.
Cooley LLP has launched a new practice in London. It comprises of 20 partners. These are Justin Stock in corporate/ MA and head of the office, Ann Bevitt in employment, David Bresnick and Ed Lukins in corporate/M&A, James Crabtree, Mark Everiss, Richard Hopley, David Kendall and Chris Finney in insurance and reinsurance, Becket McGrath in competition, Sarah Pearce in technology transactions, Jonathan Yorke in insolvency, Nicholas Bolter and Akash Sachdeva in IP and Laurence Harris, James Maton and Mark Deem in litigation. Ryan Naftulin has also relocated from London to the Washington office.
Duane Morris has announced the launch of the Duane Morris Institute (DMi) in the UK. Elena Cooper leads the DMi programme. Christian Francis has also joined the firm in banking.
Capsticks has launched a consultancy Service called Capsticks Consultancy Service. The new service brings together existing non-legal services with new lines of business. Gary Hay leads the new service.
Andrew Woolf has joined the corporate group at Fox Williams. Phillip Hope has also been appointed as a partner in the real estate team.
Charles Bezzant has been appointed as a partner and head of the real estate finance team at Hamlins. Amanda Burge has also been appointed as a partner in dispute resolution.
Jones Day has welcomed Alan Davis in the antitrust team.
David Brennan has been appointed as a partner in capital markets.
Alan Collins has been welcomed at Hugh James as a partner in personal injury and clinical negligence.
Hamlins has welcomed Fionnuala Lynch as a partner in the tax team.
Freshfields has elected the following as new counsel; David Brooks, Elisabeth Overland, Lauren Honeyben, Chris Chapman, Vanessa Jakovich, and Gabriel Mpubani.
John Forrest and Elizabeth Symons have been appointed at DLA Piper to the trade and government relations group.
Fenwick Elliott has welcomed Robbie McCrea as an associate in construction.
Linda Kabi has been welcomed at Halebury as a general counsel.
Tristan Sherliker has been appointed at EIP as an associate in the litigation team.
Camilla Baldwin has welcomed Hazel McNaught as a senior associate in the family team.
Lewis Nedas has appointed Diarmaid Ward as a consultant solicitor in criminal defence.
Pamela Collis has been welcomed as a consultant at Family Law in Partnership.
Claire Wills has been appointed at Freshfields as co-head of the firm’s financial institutions group.
Matthew Pitman has been promoted to partner at Simmons & Simmons.
Hogan Lovells has promoted the following to partners; Shalini Bhuchar in finance and banking, Whiston Bristow in LAE/litigation, Robert Darwin in corporate Sian Owles in corporate and Nicholas Roberts in corporate/real estate.
Susan Moore has been appointed as head of global finance at Stephenson Harwood.
Reed Smith has promoted a number of new partners. These are; Iain Balkwill in the financial industry group, Chloe Carswell in the commercial disputes group EME, James Cross in private equity, Shareena Edmonds in the energy & natural resources group, James Fisher and Nicholas Williams in the financial industry group and Brigid North in the real estate group.
Ioannis Alexopoulos and Helena Nathanson have joined Bryan Cave as partners in the commercial litigation and financial services group respectively.
Patrick Harrison has been elected as a partner in antitrust/competition at Sidley Austin. Aparna Sehgal has also been elected as a partner in global finance.
Squire Patton Boggs has welcomed John Hayward as a partner in the financial services practice.
David Fricker and Emily Stew have been promoted to partners in the banking and finance department at Jones Day. Kathryn West has also been promoted to partner in real estate.
Kirkland & Ellis has announced that James Learner will re-join the firm as a partner in the corporate practice group in February.
Rita Mitchell has been promoted to partner in compliance and enforcement at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has welcomed Daniel Oates as a private equity partner.
Clare Gaskell has been elected as a partner in corporate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Andy Lyon has been appointed as head of the London office at TLT.
Chris White has been appointed to lead the nuclear sector at DWF.
Thomas Cooper has promoted Lisa Hillary, Ceri Done, Celso de Azevedo and Simon Murfitt as partners.
Specialist employment law firm Twenty Twenty has merged with Joelson Wilson LLP (JW).
David Greenhalgh, founder and partner of Twenty Twenty, joins JW as a partner and member of the senior management team and will also head up the employment team. Paul Chiappe has returned as a partner and member of the senior management team.
Hogan Lovells has promoted a number the following as of counsel. These are; Paul Chaplin in LAE/financial services litigation, Victoria Du Croz in corporate/real estate, Matthew Felwick in LAE/product liability, Charles Ford in finance/infrastructure, energy, resources and projects, Richard Goss in finance/banking, Alex Harrison in finance/infrastructure, energy, resources and projects, Nathan Searle in LAE/international arbitration, Lee Squires in corporate/tax and Rebecca Wales LAE/litigation.
Rachel Irwin has been welcomed as an employment solicitor at Bates Wells Braithwaite.
BLM has welcomed David Hertzell as a consultant.
Taylor Wessing has welcomed Angela Robertson as a director of risk and general counsel-designate.
Geraldine Fabre, senior associate at Russell-Cooke, has been appointed as Advisory Councillor to the French Chamber of Commerce.
Adrian Howard has been welcomed as of counsel in the commercial real estate team at Maples Teesdale Solicitors.
Wilson Solicitors LLP has welcomed Eleanor Glass, Ed O’Driscoll and Nusrat Uddin as solicitors.
Waltons & Morse has welcomed Ian McKenna as a consultant in the reinsurance dispute resolution group.