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Allen & Overy has appointed Lucy Oddy as a partner in the real estate finance group.

Eversheds has appointed Stuart Wortley as a partner.

Addleshaw Goddard has expanded its banking team with the appointment of Angus Gill. Also new to the practice is partner Rosalind Mason.

Wragge Lawrence Graham has appointed a nine-strong corporate team from Gowlings.

Watson Farley & Williams has expanded its maritime practice with the appointment of maritime partner Joe McGladdery.

Taylor Wessing has announced the addition of a new partner. David McCluskey specialises in international business crime investigations and regulatory litigation.

CMS has appointed Satyen Dhana as a partner in the competition practice. He has significant expertise in competition law.

DWF has appointed intellectual property and technology specialist John Benjamin as a partner in the firm’s corporate team.

Lewis Silkin has announced the appointment of digital media specialist David Deakin as a partner in the firm’s media, brands and technology team.

Dentons has announced that Nikolas Colbridge has joined the firm as partner in its capital markets practice. His practice focuses on international financing transactions.

Trowers & Hamlins has announced that it will merge with Devon firm Stones Solicitors. The firm has also welcomed Kashif Siddiqui as a partner in its corporate department.

John Amberton has joined PwC Legal as a partner in its international business reorganisations team.

White & Case LLP has expanded its global white collar practice with the addition of Jonathan Pickworth as a partner.

Steptoe & Johnson has announced that John Rupp has joined the firm as a partner.

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that Chris Haynes and Steve Thierbach have joined the office as partners.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has announced that Andy Tromans has joined the firm’s corporate and financial services department as a partner.

Goodwin Procter has announced that James Spence has been promoted to partner.

K&L Gates LLP has appointed Giles Bavister as a tax partner. He advises domestic and international companies, individuals and real estate trusts on a wide range of property matters.

Marriott Harrison LLP has welcomed partner Brett Israel to the firm. He has extensive corporate restructuring, insolvency and recovery experience.

Edwin Coe has appointed Kunal Gadhvi as a partner in its insolvency and restructuring team.

GQ Employment Law has welcomed Daniel Pollard as a partner. Daniel has experience of employment and partnership law covering contentious and non-contentious matters for financial institutions, corporations and LLPs.

Sophie Vanhegan has been promoted to partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Gunnercooke has appointed Michelle Wilkinson as a banking partner. Barrister David Herbert has also been appointed as a partner.

Hempson has employed James Lawford Davies, a life sciences specialist, as a partner.

Stewarts Law has welcomed Thomas Williams as a partner in its international arbitration team. The firm has also welcomed Toby Atkinson as a partner in its family and divorce department.

Signature Litigation has announced the appointment of two new partners: Julian Connerty and Daniel Spendlove.

BLM has chosen partner Caroline Craigie to join its casualty team. She specialises in handling personal injury claims.

Gide Loyrette Nouel has announced that real estate partner Hugues Moreau has relocated to the firm.

Costanza Russo has joined Faegre Baker Daniels’ corporate team as a partner.

ELS Legal is partnering with specialist criminal barrister Jeremy Rosenberg to offer a private prosecution service.

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