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Nicola Rabson has been appointed as global head of the employment and incentives practice at Linklaters. She succeeds Ruth Goldman who remains head of the pensions team. Andrew Jones has been appointed as head of its Africa Group, succeeding Sandeep Katwala.

Berwin Leighton Paisner has appointed Barry Gross to lead the integrated client service model initiative (ICSM). Lisa Mayhew has also been promoted to managing partner.

Nigel Adams has been welcomed as a partner in the casualty and healthcare team at Clyde & Co. Dean Norton has also been welcomed as a partner in the transport finance group.

Bird & Bird has welcomed Mark Holah as a partner in the intellectual property team.

Pinsent Masons has welcomed oil and gas projects specialist Paul McGoldrick as a partner.

Donald Lowe has been appointed as a partner in the finance department at Travers Smith.

Martin Thomas and Dearbhla Quigley have been welcomed at Watson Farley & Williams as partner in the corporate team.

Andrew Godfrey has been welcomed at Russell-Cooke as a partner in the private client team.

Winckworth Sherwood has welcomed Andrew Yule as a partner in employment.

Peter Steen has been appointed as a partner at Mishcon de Reya in the trust and succession disputes team.

Nils Reid has been promoted at McClure Naismith as a partner in corporate finance.

Alex Dell has been welcomed as a partner in banking & finance at Mayer Brown.

Matthew Elliott has been welcomed as a partner in the corporate practice at Kirkland & Ellis.

Laetitia Costa has been appointed as a partner in the leveraged finance group at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Joel Harrison has also been welcomed as a partner in the communications, technology & outsourcing group.

Dorothee Fischer-Appelt has joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the corporate and securities practice.

Carol Hopper has been appointed as a partner in the real estate team at Ropes & Gray. The firm has also announced that partner Michelle Moran has been appointed as an officer of the International Bar Association’s investment funds committee.

Dentons is to merge with Chinese law firm Dacheng and the new firm will be branded DachengDentons.

Trevor Sterling has been welcomed as a personal injury partner at Moore Blatch.

Hannah Laming has been promoted to partner in the business crime department at Peters & Peters.

Ed Hooper has been appointed as a corporate partner at Taylor Vinters.

Harjit Kaur has been appointed as a partner at Maples and Calder in investment funds.

Adrian Mulryan has been welcomed at Arthur Cox as a partner in the asset management and investment funds group.

Amna Khaliq has been promoted to partner at Wilson Solicitors LLP.

Frank Jennings has been appointed as a partner and head of commercial/IT at Wallace.

2ndOpinionNow, a criminal defence and litigation solicitors and barristers firm, has been launched in London. Chaman Salhan is the CEO.

Caroline Firstbrook has been appointed as chief operating officer at Clifford Chance.

John McSparran and Jane Chester have been appointed as legal directors at Pinsent Masons. Katie Rich has also joined as a solicitor in the energy team whilst Paul McGoldrick joins as a partner.

Trowers & Hamlins is retaining six trainees who are qualifying in March 2015. These are;
Gavin Coutts in banking and finance, Philippa Rayson in commercial property, Stephanie Geesink in contentious construction, Darrell Chiheb in property litigation, James McCormack and Jessica Arczynski in housing and regeneration and Tom Balfour in international energy and natural resources.

Marcus Bonnell has been welcomed at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain as a regulatory counsel.

Paul Olliff has been appointed at Taylor Vinters as a senior associate in commercial real estate.

Vincent Zabielski has been appointed at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman as an energy counsel.

Peter Olds has joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as counsel.

Mackrell Turner Garrett has welcomed Thomas Spencer as a solicitor in the litigation and disputes department. Amanjot Pawar has also been appointed as a solicitor in the property department.

Hannah Stephenson has been appointed as a barrister in the regulatory team at Hempsons.

Wilson Solicitors LLP has welcomed Zoe Cooley as a newly-qualified solicitor in the immigration team.

Alexandra Davidson has been appointed as a consultant in employment by Asserson Law Offices.

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