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Carpmaels & Ransford has expanded its patent litigation and life sciences practices with the appointment of four specialists, including two partners. David Wilson, a specialist patent litigator and life sciences and transactions specialist Jake Marshall. They have also welcomed Jennifer Antcliff and Sarah Johnson.

Hogan Lovells has appointed two new partners to its employment law team. Stefan Martin has experience in contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. Also Paul Randall is set to join the firm shortly as co-head of the executive compensation and share incentives team.

Sarah Brooke has joined the health team at Hill Dickinson as a commercial partner.

Simmons & Simmons has created a new role of general counsel and announced that partner Simon Watson will take up the role. The firm has also appointed Julian Taylor as its new UK and international head of the employment, pensions and incentives group.

Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Robin Springthorpe as partner in the aviation disputes team.

Hill Dickinson has appointed partner Emma Galland as a member of its national health practice.

Watson Farley & Williams has appointed John Conlin, an oil and gas specialist, as a partner.

Irwin Mitchell has appointed Akhil Sharma as a partner in the banking and finance team.

Edwin Coe has appointed Alexandre Terrasse as a partner in its corporate and international team.

Anthony Gold Solicitors has appointed Carrie Duncan as a partner and head of private client, probate and trusts.

Gordon Dadds has appointed Iain Mair as a partner in its private wealth team.

Forsters has appointed Jo Edwards as a partner in its family practice. .

Latham & Watkins has appointed Joshua Kiernan as a partner in the corporate department.

Mayer Brown has appointed Kieron Dwyer as a new finance partner. It has also appointed Perry Yam as a partner and head of private equity.

Mayer Brown has appointed Mathew Kidwell as a partner in the global energy group.

Joanne Davis has joined Locke Lord as a partner and head of the firm’s UK asset finance, leasing and consumer finance division.

Dentons has announced that corporate partner Stephen Levy will be joining the firm. Peter Voisey, a structured finance specialist, will also be joining along with Alistair Black, who will be a partner in the firm’s energy, transport and infrastructure practice.

It has been reported that Edmonds Marshall McMahon has appointed litigator Robert Hunter as a partner.

DWF has appointed Amrish Sharma as a director in the firm’s banking team. He has experience in both domestic and international refinancing and restructuring.

Keystone Law has appointed Stuart Darlington, who is a commercial property specialist, as a consultant. Also new to the firm is Angela Message who joins as a licensing coordinator. Steven Conway has also joined the firm as a consultant solicitor. The firm has also appointed Eleanor Richardson as a consultant.

Keystone Law has welcomed solicitor Suzy Schmitz to the firm. Schmitz is a technology law specialist.

Dechert has announced that Andrew Hood has joined the firm as a senior director in its international trade and government regulation practice.

Faegre Baker Daniels has promoted a number of associates to counsel including Victoria Fitzgerald. Cristina Audran-Proca has also joined Faegre Baker Daniels as counsel; she has significant experience advising on corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Malcolm Iley has joined specialist real estate firm Davitt Jones Bould as a non-executive director.

Cains Advocates Ltd has appointed Scott Harding as a paralegal where he joins the corporate team.

Maples Teesdale Solicitors has announced that Jo Preece has been appointed as a senior associate in the construction team.

Jackson Parton has welcomed Ahmad Tabalo as a solicitor after completing his training contract with the firm. Alexis Petrou has also qualified as a solicitor.

Allen & Overy has elected Wim Dejonghe as senior partner and Andrew Ballheimer as managing partner with effect from 1 May 2016.

Linklaters has recruited Peter Golden as a partner and head of its trusts practice. He is highly experienced in establishing trusts for UK and offshore individuals and advises on the management of clients’ assets, affairs and estates.

Freshfields has appointed a number of new partners with effect from 1 May 2016. In London they are: Charles Hayes (corporate); Craig Montgomery (dispute resolution); Alice Greenwell (employment, pensions and benefits); Gabriel Mpubani (finance); and Vikki Hills (real estate).

Freshfields has appointed Andrew Hagan as a partner in its high yield practice.

DLA Piper has appointed Andrew Wylie as a partner in London to be head of investment funds as part of the corporate practice.

Slaughter and May has elected Roland Turnill as head of the firm’s M&A practice with effect from 1 May 2016

Eversheds has appointed Jonathan Leach as an international arbitration partner in its commercial dispute resolution practice.

Addleshaw Goddard has appointed real estate specialist, Iain Hindaugh, as a partner.

Taylor Wessing has recruited partner Angus Miln to the firm’s corporate technology team from Bird & Bird where he founded and led the venture capital practice.

Shakespeare Martineau has appointed Bernadette Hillman as a partner in the real estate team in the London office.

Ashfords has appointed Vanessa James as an employment partner.

Lewis Silkin has recruited partner Dr Nathalie Moreno to its media, brands and technology team

Travers Smith has appointed Edward Smith as a partner in its restructuring & insolvency practice.

Baker Botts has appointed Paul Exley as a partner in the London office.

Mayer Brown has announced that Guy Wilkes has joined its financial services regulatory and enforcement practice in London as a partner. He has experience of the financial services sector and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, having led a number of FCA cases involving the UK’s largest financial institutions.

Arnold & Porter LLP has announced that Michael Bywell has joined the firm as a partner in its London office.

Morgan Lewis has appointed Omar Shah, an EU competition lawyer, as a partner in the firm’s antitrust and competition practice.

Dechert has announced that Matthew Cowie has joined the firm’s white collar team.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has appointed two partners. Dominic O’Brien joins the finance team and Weyinimi Popo joins the M&A and private equity practice and Africa team.

Dentons has promoted a number of new partners including Darren Acres (corporate and M&A). He advises on all aspects of corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, and all forms of joint ventures.

Cooley LLP has appointed John Clark as a finance partner.

Vinson & Elkins has welcomed Ian Frost to its global finance practice in London.

Druces LLP has launched a new international wealth and fiduciary practice with the hire of two additional partners. Robert Macro and Neil Morris join the firm from a top-100 law firm’s private client team.

Payne Hicks Beach has announced that Max Baird-Smith has joined the firm as a partner in the company & commercial department.

Seddons Solicitors has promoted Daniel Robin and Moshe Moses to partner.

Anthony Gold Solicitors has welcomed David Emmerson as a partner in its London Bridge office.

IBB Solicitors has appointed Joanna Debiase as managing partner.

Pinsent Masons has announced the appointment of former Secretary of State for International Development, Douglas Alexander, as a strategic adviser to the firm.

Cooley LLP has appointed Brian Chadwick, former general counsel and director at mobile games company Miniclip, as special counsel.

Paris Smith LLP has made a number of partner promotions. In the commercial property department Edward Power, Joanne Spittles, Jin Takhar and Victoria Onoufriou have been promoted. Meanwhile, Rachel Osgood has been promoted in the family team.

Shoosmiths has appointed Stephen Allinson as a consultant in its recoveries services group. He will be responsible for the set up and management of a new volume insolvency recoveries service at the firm.

Caroline Webb has joined the property litigation team at SA Law.

Paris Smith LLP has promoted Claire Merritt to associate in the employment team, whilst Elizabeth Power (tax and estate) has also been promoted to associate.



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