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2018- London & City

November

  • Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Jeffrey Cottle, an international compliance, regulatory, investigations and white collar defence lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed David Pygott as a partner in its global investigations team based in London.
  • CMS has announced the appointment of Catherine Gelder as a partner in the firm’s infrastructure, construction and energy (ICE) disputes team in London.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Madhu Jain as a partner in London to strengthen the firm’s corporate insurance and pensions de-risking offerings.
  • DLA Piper has announced that real estate tax lawyer, Clive Jones, will be joining the firm as partner in its tax practice, based in London.
  • DWF has appointed regulatory specialist Richard Burger as a partner in its regulatory, compliance & investigations team.
  • Stephenson Harwood LLP has appointed marine and energy insurance specialist, Joe O’Keeffe, as a partner in its London office.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Simon Morrissey, a global privacy and cybersecurity specialist, as a partner.
  • DLA Piper has re-appointed Simon Levine as international managing partner.
  • Taylor Wessing has appointed Jonathan Hutt as a partner in the construction and engineering team.
  • HFW has announced the hire of senior project finance partner Andrew Thomas. He joins the firm’s London office from Hunton Andrews Kurth.
  • Global real estate trading and communication platform, Cloudscraper Exchange, has announced the appointment of Adrian Levy to the Cloudscraper UK Advisory Board.
  • TLT has appointed Michael Ruck, a highly experienced investigations lawyer, as a partner in the financial services team in London.
  • Boodle Hatfield has appointed Adam Chamberlain as a property finance partner.
  • Wedlake Bell has announced the recent addition of partner, Matthew Braithwaite, who joins from Bircham Dyson Bell.
  • Mishcon de Reya has appointed David Cummings as a partner in the firm’s employment department.
  • Dentons has announced that partner Deepa Deb is to join the firm’s real estate team in London.
  • Reed Smith has appointed Kevin-Paul Deveau as a partner in its financial industry group based in London.
  • White & Case has appointed Thomas Falkus as a partner in the global capital markets practice.
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has announced that Ashar Qureshi has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the corporate department where he will head EMEA global transactions.
  • Kate Stephenson has joined Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in the restructuring practice group.
  • Dorsey & Whitney has announced that Phillip Slater has joined its London office as a banking and finance partner.
    Vinson & Elkins has announced the arrival of leveraged finance partner Lucy Jenkins
  • Mayer Brown has launched a UK pensions risk transfer group. Jane Childs is head of the group.
  • Kemp Little has promoted Ed Baker to partner.
  • Bristows has announced the hire of partner Marc Dautlich.
  • Lee & Thompson has appointed Alastair Mavor, Luke Carey and Rose Laget as associates in the film & TV group.
  • Bindmans LLP has appointed Elizabeth McGlone as a partner and head of the employment and professional discipline team.
  • Forsters has announced the lateral hire of two rural property lawyers: Christopher Findley and Henry Cecil.
  • Buckles Solicitors LLP has appointed Stephen Oliver as the new head of its London office.
  • Beale & Company has elected Sheena Sood as senior partner and promoted Joanna Lewis to partner.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Fleur Benns as a legal director in the share plans & incentives team.
  • Jones Day has announced that Aidan Lawes is joining the firm’s London office as counsel in its financial institutions litigation & regulation practice.
  • HFW has launched a standalone consulting business called HFW Consulting.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has announced the hire of Simon Muller as head of legal project management.
  • Travers Smith has announced the recruitment of Ryan Fordham as the head of construction and engineering.
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced that John Young has joined the firm’s funds/investment management group as an international counsel.
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has appointed Joanna Valentine who is an international M&A, private equity and corporate governance lawyer.
  • Cooley LLP has appointed Claire Temple as special counsel in its product compliance and liability team.
  • Family specialist Richard Collins has joined Keystone Law.
  • Barrister Ajmal Azam has joined the family team at Slater and Gordon.
  • Bevan Brittan has appointed Nicole Ridgwell as an associate in its health and social care team.
  • Peters & Peters has announced that James Le Gallais has been appointed as special counsel.
  • Beale & Company has promoted Andrew Jones, Nadir Hasan and Nicholas Smith to associates.

October

  • Slaughter and May has appointed Sir David Green CB QC as a senior consultant to the firm.
  • Ashurst has announced the appointment of Christopher Georgiou as a partner to co-lead its global Ashurst Advance team.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has announced that aviation and asset finance specialist Jim Bell will be joining the firm’s global aviation group on a date to be confirmed.
  • Osborne Clarke has appointed two employment partners: Andrew Chamberlain and Anna Elliot.
  • Kingsley Napley has announced that Alun Milford will be joining the firm as a partner in the criminal litigation team
  • HFW has boosted its insurance and reinsurance practice with the recruitment of Carol-Ann Burton, who has re-joined the firm as a partner.
  • Travers Smith has appointed Sebastian Reger as a partner in the derivatives and structured products group.
  • White & Case has expanded its commercial litigation practice with the addition of Laura Durrant as a new partner
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has appointed two new partners: James Connor and Daniel Wayte.
  • Baker Botts has announced that David Ramm has joined the firm’s corporate practice as a partner.
  • K&L Gates LLP has welcomed James Cross as a partner in the private equity and corporate practice.
  • Mayer Brown has appointed tax partner Simon Rose.
  • Thomas Cooper has announced the appointment of Sarah Allan to the London office as a partner.
  • Wiggin has announced that Ceri Stoner, a corporate tax specialist, will join the firm as a partner.
  • Peters May LLP, a new boutique divorce and family law practice based in Mayfair, has been launched by partners Juliette Peters and Jessica May.
  • ebl miller rosenfalck has appointed Simon Mason as a partner in the dispute resolution team.
  • Weightmans has appointed Ashton West as non-executive director.
  • Structured finance and capital markets lawyer, David Barton, has joined Reed Smith’s financial industry group as counsel.
  • DLA Piper has bolstered its UK pro bono team. Olivia Clark joins as a pro bono associate and Marie Kingston joins as international pro bono counsel.
  • Bates Wells Braithwaite has announced that BWB Compliance has appointed Jacob Copeland to the role of adviser in its financial regulation team.
  • Julian Moore has joined Mills & Reeve as head of the London sports team.
  • Robert Franklin has joined Sullivan & Worcester as a senior counsel.
  • Taylor Rose TTKW has welcomed Ashleigh Spencer who is a family law solicitor.
  • Sushma Awtani has joined Taylor Rose TTKW’s Moorgate office as a consultant solicitor.
  • MFB has welcomed James Burrow to the firm as a newly-qualified solicitor.
  • Lester Aldridge has appointed Karmen Ko as a solicitor in the London private client team.

September

  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed M&A specialist James Dawson as a partner in its city corporate team.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed John Woolley as a partner in its projects team in London.
  • DLA Piper has announced the hire of international insurance and reinsurance partner Rebecca Hopkirk. The firm has also welcomed partner Patrick Rappo as a corporate crime and regulatory investigations team.
  • Kingsley Napley has announced the appointment of James Ward as a partner and head of its private client team.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has appointed Rhian Howell as a partner in its insurance team.
  • Taylor Wessing has appointed Kunal Vyas as a partner in its private client team in London.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has appointed Sam Tate, a white-collar crime specialist, as a partner in its regulatory team.
  • Howard Kennedy has hired corporate lawyer James Wilson. He joins the capital markets team as a partner.
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that Brendan Moylan and Conrad Andersen will join the London office as partners.
  • Jones Day has appointed Lee Federman and Ewen Scott as partners.
  • King & Wood Mallesons has welcomed banking and finance lawyer Khai Nguyen as a partner.
  • Mayer Brown has recruited leveraged finance lawyer Paul Tannenbaum as a partner.
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has announced that Segun Osuntokun has been appointed office managing partner.
  • Brown Rudnick has appointed Philip Watkins as a partner in its international corporate practice.
  • Locke Lord has welcomed partner Paul Neufeld to the firm’s international arbitration practice group.
  • Vinson & Elkins has announced the addition of capital markets partner Noel Hughes.
  • ebl miller rosenfalck has announced the appointment of Simon Mason as a partner.
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has welcomed Joseph Nicholls as an employment partner.
  • Capsticks has announced that Stephen Tainsh has joined the firm as a partner.
  • GQ Littler (previously known as GQ Employment Law), has announced that Raoul Parekh has been made partner.
  • BLM has announced the appointment of white collar crime and investigations lawyer Iskander Fernandez as a partner.
  • Hunters Solicitors has appointed Jay Patel as a partner.
  • DLA Piper has appointed Zina Ieseanu as a senior associate.
  • Bircham Dyson Bell has announced the appointment of 11 new legal directors: Robert Chidley, Andrew McGlashan, Toby Richards-Carpenter, Tessa Trevelyan Thomas, Sarah Williams, Hamish Frost, Patrick Lynam, Rahul Bijlani, Elizabeth Paraskeva, Lee Tearle and Robert Young.
  • Jagdeep Kaur has joined the dispute resolution department at DWFM Beckman.
  • Brown Rudnick has appointed Victoria Rodley as counsel.
  • Fenwick Elliott has announced a number of new arrivals and promotions at the firm: Lucinda Robinson as a senior associate, Harrison Small as an associate, Rebecca Ardagh as an associate, Sana Mahmud, Adele Parsons, Rebecca Penney, Edward Colclough all promoted to senior associates.
  • TWM Solicitors has made Ashley Colin managing associate and Stuart Downey an associate.

August

  • CMS has announced that regulated funds specialist Laura Houët has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Shoosmiths has appointed commercial property and residential development specialist Paul Murray as a partner.
  • Withers has announced the promotion of five new partners in its London office. They are Lara Crompton, Xanthe Lok, Alessia Paoletto, Alana Petraske and Lesley Timms.
  • Russell-Cooke has promoted five of its senior associates to the partnership. They are Hannah Field, James Harris, Amy Lewis, Rachel Stewart and Lucy Wilton.
  • White & Case has expanded its global banking practice with the appointment of Shane McDonald as a partner.
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has appointed Mark Handley as a partner.
  • Mayer Brown has announced that Sam Eastwood and Jason Hungerford have been appointed as partners.
  • Morrison & Foerster has announced that Benoit Lavigne has joined the firm’s London office as a partner.
  • Memery Crystal has announced the appointment of Joel Seager, an international commercial litigator, as a partner.
  • BLM has appointed two new partners in London. They are Damian Cleary and Gavin Coull.
  • Hamlins has promoted Sarah Finch to partner.
  • Duncan Lewis has appointed Alex Peebles as director in public law and Court of Protection.
  • Byrne and Partners has made Sara Teasdale managing partner.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Giannis Waymouth to of counsel in the pensions team.
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has appointed Mukul Chawla QC to lead its UK corporate crime team.
  • Mishcon de Reya has appointed Dr Alastair Moore as head of data analytics and machine learning.
  • Dharmendra Nair has joined Keystone Law. Nair is a disputes lawyer specialising in shipping.
  • Edwin Coe has announced that Kieron Clement-Smith has returned to the firm as a senior tax manager in the tax department.
  • Lewis Nedas Law has appointed Inbar Rabinowitz as a solicitor in the litigation and commercial law department.
  • Enyo Law has announced that Gavkhar Saitazizova has joined the firm as of counsel.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has announced the appointment of Naomi Seward as a partner in the consumer finance team.Weightmans has hired Andrew Krausz as partner and aviation lead at the firm.Bircham Dyson Bell has appointedDavid Thompson as a partner in its family team.Bates Wells Braithwaite has appointed Malcolm Headley as a partner in its real estate team.

    Leigh Day has appointed Patrick Walsh as a partner in its asbestos team,

    White & Case has welcomed Steven Baker as a new partner in London.

    Dechert LLP has strengthened its corporate, private equity and life sciences practices with the hire of Robert Darwin as partner.

    King & Wood Mallesons has announced that Darren Roiser has been named as the London office’s managing partner.

    Latham & Watkins has announced that Yen Sum and Jennifer Brennan have joined the London office as partners in the finance department.

    Stephenson Harwood LLP has announced the appointment of Jake Pidcock, who joins the firm as a partner.

    HFW has appointed Kijong Nam as a partner in the construction practice based in the London office.

    Morgan Lewis has announced a trio of hires in its corporate and private equity practice in London. The new partners Mark Geday, Nicholas Moore, and Tomasz Wozniak.

    Hill Dickinson has appointed Julie Ford as legal director in its health practice.

    DLA Piper has appointed Vicki Bales as a transfer pricing director in its international tax practice.

    Memery Crystal has appointed planning lawyer Claire Saffer to its real estate team.

    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced that Matt Dickman has joined the firm’s funds/investment management group.

    James Hume has left Slaughter and May to join EY as a tax partner focusing on transactions.

    Property lawyer, Amie Dee has joined Royds Withy King’s real estate and retail sector teams in London as a senior associate.

    Stowe Family Law LLP has appointed Jonathan Day as a solicitor in the London Victoria office.

July

  • Financial services regulation specialist Bob Penn is rejoining Allen & Overy as a partner.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Carl Posern as a partner in the structured finance team.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed partners Stacey Martinez and Randy Sutton as joint global heads of life sciences and healthcare.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Ben Watford as a funds partner.
  • Stephenson Harwood has appointed Stephen Richards as a partner in the pensions team.
  • Travers Smith has recruited Alex Millar as a partner in its real estate practice.
  • Roger Burlingame has joined Dechert as a partner.
  • Mark Beeley has joined the London office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as an international arbitration partner.
  • Stuart Brinkworth has joined Mayer Brown as a partner in the banking & finance practice.
  • It has been reported that White & Case has appointed Shane McDonald as a partner.
  • BLM has promoted Louise Carroll to partner in the London casualty & motor team.
  • James Beresford has joined the commercial advisory and private wealth team at BLM as a partner.
  • Haynes and Boone has added four lawyers to its international dispute resolution practice: Melanie Willems, Markus Esly, Robert Blackett and Ryan Deane.
  • Bishop & Sewell has appointed Charles Green as a partner and head of immigration.
  • Fieldfisher has appointed Sarah Wolf as a senior associate where she specialises in personal injury.
  • Keystone Law has recruited specialist intellectual property lawyer, Karen Fong.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Alan Kitcher as head of trusts and probate.
  • Jamie Feldman, an employment specialist, has joined Northridge Law as a managing associate.
  • Kennedys has appointed data scientist Dr Harvey Maddocks.
  • Bates Wells Braithwaite has announced the appointment of Sally Procopis as the firm’s new chief operating officer.
  • CMS has appointed Elisabeth Bremner as a partner in its financial services regulatory team.
  • Hogan Lovells has announced that privacy lawyer Nicola Fulford will be joining the firm as a partner.
  • Ashurst announces the appointment of partner Tom Duncan in its dispute resolution team.
  • Fieldfisher has appointed Philippe Freund as a partner in its tax disputes and investigations team.
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that Richard Trobman has been elected chair and managing partner.
  • White & Case has expanded its global mergers and acquisitions practice and global private equity industry group with the appointment of partner Emmie Jones.Shearman & Sterling has announced that Ward McKimm has rejoined the firm as a partner in the capital markets practice.
  • Dechert has appointed Dorothy Cory- Wright as a partner and head of its commercial disputes practice.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has made a number of partner promotions including Tim Hillier (dispute resolution and litigation) and Clarissa Smith (dispute resolution and litigation).
  • Stewarts Law has announced that it is to launch a new financial crime department with the appointment of Richard Kovalevsky QC. Kovalevsky joins the firm as a partner and head of the team.
  • Marriott Harrison LLP has welcomed Robert Mecrate-Butcher as an employment partner.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has expanded its dispute resolution team with the recruitment of partner Lucas Moore.
  • Penningtons Manches has expanded its family practice with the appointment of partner Linzi Bull.
  • Linklaters has recruited Shilpa Bhandarkar as head of innovation.
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed two new solicitors in its London office. Kate Caldwell joins the tax, trusts and estates team. Bronwyn Bailey joins the will, trusts and estate disputes team.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Alan Kitcher as head of trusts and probate.
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has named Akima Paul Lambert and Nicola Swan as international counsel.
  • Kobre & Kim LLP has announced that Jonathan Huth will join the firm’s London office.
  • Anthony Gold Solicitors has expanded its Court of Protection team with the appointment of a senior associate solicitor, Eva Lai.
  • Wilson Solicitors LLP has announced the qualification of four new solicitors: Daniel Merriman, Felicity Jones, Rebecca Ives, Sinead Nowak.
  • Muhammed Poswall has joined the litigation and dispute resolution team at Mackrell Turner Garrett.
  • Zaiwalla & Co has appointed Sir Richard Needham as an international advisor to the firm.

June

  • Reed Smith has appointed Nick Harris as a partner
  • Hogan Lovells has appointed Burkhart Goebel as new global head of the firm’s intellectual property
  • Herbert Smith Freehills is to open a new office in Canary Wharf
  • Eversheds Sutherland has added to its tax practice in London with the appointment of partner Paul Beausang as head of real estate tax.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has announced the lateral partner hire of Sophie White.
  • Three partners have joined Irwin Mitchell’s London employment team, Shah Qureshi, Shazia Khan and Emilie Cole.
  • DWF has appointed real estate partner Andrew Edwards to its London team.
  • Clarke Willmott has relocated to larger premises in London as it takes on space on the 3rd floor of 5 St Helen’s Place EC3A 6AB.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has hired commercial contracts partner Paul Joukador into its IP, technology and media group in London.
  • Travers Smith LLP has announced the promotion of eight lawyers to its partnership, with effect from 1 July 2018. James Longster, Mohammed Senouci, Stephanie Lee, Adam Wyman, Ian Keefe, Genevieve Marten, George Weavil, Madeline Gowlett.
  • Collyer Bristow has expanded its family team with the appointment of Tanya Roberts as a partner
  • Number of lawyers have been promoted in Osborne Clarke’s UK practice. In the firm’s London office, promoted to partner is David Nisbet.
  • Baker McKenzie has appointed Kathy Honeywood as a partner in its corporate practice in London.
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has announced that partner Samantha Hutchinson will be joining the firm’s finance team in London.
  • James Norris-Jones has now joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s London disputes practice in the firm’s London office.
  • Dentons has strengthened its UK banking and finance practice with the hire of Howard Barrie
  • Ropes & Gray has announced the appointment of leveraged finance professional Carol Van der Vorst as partner
  • Paul Hastings has announced that M&A partner Roger Barron will be joining the firm.
  • Jenner & Block has announced that Christine Braamskamp has joined the firm’s London office as a partner
  • Locke Lord has promoted two new partners in its London office. Ben Hitchens and Siobhan Moore
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced that leading intellectual property lawyer Nicola Dagg will join the firm’
  • Jane Wessel has joined Arnold & Porter’s competition/antitrust practice in London as a partner.
  • Anu Balasubramanian will be joining Paul Hastings as a partner
  • Capsticks has announced that Martin Hamilton has become the firm’s new managing partner.
  • Capsticks has promoted five lawyers into the partnership. In the firm’s London office Georgia Ford, Nimi Bruce and Sian Bond have been promoted.
  • TLT has appointed partner Linda Convery as its new head of social housing.
  • Wedlake Bell has announced the appointment of two partners, Nigel Taylor and Martin Thomas
  • Boodle Hatfield has hired a new private client and tax partner, Kyra Motley.
  • Davitt Jones Bould has welcomed commercial property partner, Melanie Greer-Walker
  • BCL Solicitors has announced that Richard Reichman has been appointed to the partnership, effective from 1 May 2018.
  • Maples Teesdale has promoted Mark Harryman to partner
  • Lester Aldridge has appointed Erika Willmott as a partner
  • Bargate Murray has announced the appointment of Nicholas Maestri as a partner
  • McDermott Will & Emery has recruited three new partners for its London real estate team. Laurence Rogers, Neville Wright, and Tom Calnan
  • Joelson has promoted Philippa Sturt to managing partner.
  • Lewis Nedas has opened a new office at Devonshire House in Mayfair.
  • Greenwoods Solicitors LLP and GRM Law have merged to form Greenwoods GRM.
  • Philip Lee has opened an office in London. Corporate partner Andrew Tzialli joins the firm
  • Gowling WLG has promoted nine individuals to legal director. Taking up their new roles on 1 July 2018. Stephen Longfellow, Samantha Myers, Neil Hendron, George Sevier and Sarah Stephens
  • Anna Williams has been promoted to legal director at Osborne Clarke
  • Christopher Butler has joined the family team at RadcliffesLeBrasseur
  • Sacker & Partners has announced the recruitment of three new associates, Emily Whitelock, Shannon Diggory and Tony Hewitt.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has announced the appointment of Scott Goldstein as an associate
  • Faegre Baker Daniels has announced two senior appointments. Ed Marlow and Nicola Ezra
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has welcomed Amy Heading as head of international pro bono and community responsibility
  • King & Spalding has recruited counsel Hayley Ichilcik to its white collar crime team in London.
  • Capsticks has announced a number of promotions. In the London office, Rachel Ludden and Nicky Green
  • Thrings has promoted Rebecca Balmforth to legal director
  • Gregg Latchams has welcomed three new lawyers to the firm. Melanie Bataillard-Samuel joins the family
    team as a senior associate.
  • Nicole Phillips has joined Family Law in Partnership as an associate.
  • Downs Solicitors has appointed Samar Shams as head of immigration
  • Joelson has promoted four new senior associates.
  • DLA Piper has announced that Martin Nelson-Jones will be joining the firm as a partner.
  • Hogan Lovells has announced the appointment of Marie-Aimée de Dampierre as the firm’s new regional managing partner.
  • DWF has appointed insurance partner Iftikhar Ali to its London office where he will specialise in construction.
  • Weightmans has promoted a number of new partners including James Denison.
  • Shoosmiths has appointed Nick Iliff, a project and real estate finance specialist, as a partner.
  • Mills & Reeves has appointed Nick Finlayson-Brown as head of the Cambridge office.
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards has welcomed healthcare partner Mark Jarvis to the firm’s London office.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed Bettina Bender as a partner.
  • Fladgate has appointed commercial disputes and international arbitration lawyer David Breslin as a partner.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has promoted Ben Parry-Smith to partner.
  • Harbottle & Lewis has announced the appointment of new partners Lee Greaves (property), Alex Hardy (publishing) and Matt Leverton (commercial litigation).
  • Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Howard Womersley Smith as a partner.
  • Nicholas Dent has joined Locke Lord’s London office as a partner.
  • White & Case has appointed Chris Brennan as a partner.
  • Paul Hastings has announced that financial services and regulatory partner Arun Srivastava will join the London office.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has appointed the former head of the India practice at Herbert Smith Freehills, Nimi Patel, as a director in its India practice in London.
  • Mayer Brown has announced that Jeremy Clay has been appointed to the position of managing partner.
  • Cooley LLP has announced the arrival of partner David Wilson.
  • Rosenblatt Limited has announced that Paul Bagon has been promoted to partner.
  • CM Murray has appointed Zulon Begum as a partner specialising in noncontentious partnership M&A law.
  • MFB has announced the promotion of Helene Peter-Davies and Peter Gercans to partner.
  • Marriott Harrison LLP has announced the promotion of David Strong to partner.
  • Harold Benjamin solicitors has welcomed two new partners. Mina Kakkad and Huseyin Huseyin.
  • Fox Williams has announced that Scott Keown has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Kemp Little has announced that Anita Bapat has been promoted to partner.
  • Gordon Dadds has announced the appointment of partner Melanie Hart.
  • Litigation boutique, Hausfeld & CoLLP, has welcomed Lucy Pert as a commercial litigation partner.
  • Freshfields has made a transactions focused hire within its patents team. Gina Bicknell re-joins the firm as a counsel.
  • Hogan Lovells has announced that London-based global chief marketing officer Serena Simmons will be retiring in mid-June.
  • Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has appointed Tony Bogle in the newly created role of commercial director.
  • Michelmores has announced that a number of trainees are qualifying in September 2018 including Martin Young and Jo Cowen.
  • Dentons has announced the appointment of Lisa Sewell as managing director.
  • Harbottle & Lewis has announced the promotion of Georgina Long (commercial
    litigation) to senior associate.
  • Taylor Rose TTKW welcomes consultant solicitor Ami Dhanjee.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has promoted five new associates. Victoria Hingston, Camellia Buckmaster, Andrew Willan, Andrea Yiakoumetti and Marcia Kidd.
  • Ogier has appointed Oliver Quarmby as a managing associate.
  • MFB has welcomed solicitor Matthew Montgomery to the firm.
  • Edwin Coe has appointed Stuart Hambling as a tax director.
  • Fox Williams has announced the appointment of Jo Varia as tax director.
  • Keystone has announced ten new arrivals to the firm. Nancy Corbett, Stuart Robertson and Florian Albert, Nathan Donaldson and Emma Clark, Rebecca Halford- Harrison and Charlie White. Stephen
    Kingsley. Elizabeth Tremayne and Annabel Clark.
  • Monro Wright and Wasbrough has welcomed Catherine Longshaw as a senior associate and head of family.

May

  • Allen & Overy has appointed Eve Giles as a partner in the white-collar crime team.
  • Clifford Chance has made a number of partner promotions: Cheng Li Yow, Daud Khan, William Winterton, Samantha Ward, Ian Painter, Chinwe Odimba-Chapman and Sarah McAleer.
  • Hogan Lovells has announced that Aline Doussin has joined the firm’s international trade and investment group.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Rod Lambert as a partner in its EU and competition practice.
  • Ashurst has appointed Thomas Picton as a securitisation partner in the securities and derivatives group.
  • Catriona Berman has joined Stephenson Harwood as a partner.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has appointed Nicola Cain as a partner in the media team.
  • RPC Consulting, the insurance consulting arm of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, has made John Rowland a partner.
  • DWF has appointed Robbie Constance as a partner in the regulatory practice.
  • Gateley plc has appointed partner Andrew King to its residential development team.
  • Mishcon de Reya has recruited Mark Davis, founding partner of Davis & Co, and his team to the firm.
  • Memery Crystal has appointed Zarko Iankov as a partner in the firm’s corporate team.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Lauren Hamilton as a legal director.
  • Weightmans has appointed risk and compliance specialist Andrea Cohen.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has promoted Ed FitzGerald to director in the business services team.
  • Keystone Law has appointed Susan Monty as a consultant solicitor in the commercial litigation team.
  • Harneys has announced that Richard Brown has re-joined the firm as counsel.
  • Simmons & Simmons has announced the appointment of Simon Gardiner as a new partner.
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has made two asset finance partner promotions in London: Rex Rosales and Jahnavi Ramachandran.
  • Weightmans has welcomed competition litigation specialist Tristan Feunteun.
  • Ince & Co has made a number of new partner promotions. The newly promoted partners in London are Will Blagbrough, Catherine Earnshaw and Lee Sennett.
  • DAC Beachcroft has announced a number of partner promotions, including Jade Kowalski (corporate & commercial), Andrew Morgan (real estate) and Alistair Robertson (public law).
  • Shoosmiths has announced a number of new partner promotions including Sherif Malak.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has promoted nine associates to the firm. In London they are: Louise Kyle (real estate), George Macheras (finance) and Patrick Smith (asset finance).
  • Irwin Mitchell has made a number of partner promotions in the London office: Leena Savjani (medical negligence); Laura Middleton-Guerard (serious injury); Charankamal Dhaliwal (serious injury); and Joanne Jefferies (workplace illness).
  • Fieldfisher has made a number of partner promotions including Daniel Hayward, Hannah Rowbotham, John Brunning and Leonie Power.
  • DWF has announced the appointment of partner Martin Pugsley as new head of financial services.
  • Corporate tax specialist David Gubbay has joined Farrer & Co as a partner.
  • Ian Mason has joined Gowling WLG’s tax and funds team as head of UK financial services and regulatory.
  • Osborne Clarke has appointed a new partner and alternative investment fund specialist: Simon Thomas.
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn has made two partner promotions in London: Lauren McLeod and Ben
    Pilbrow.
  • Bindmans LLP has promoted Amy Rowe who will lead the family and matrimonial team.
  • Dentons has strengthened its corporate tax practice in London with the hire of partner James Meakin.
  • Paul Hastings has recruited privacy and cybersecurity partner Sarah Pearce.
  • Harbottle & Lewis has welcomed Jonathan Burt as a partner in the private client practice and Sacha Wilson as partner in the technology, media and entertainment practice group.
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that Carl Fernandes will join the London office as a partner in the financial institutions group.
  • Blake Morgan has promoted Christopher Williams to partner in the litigation dispute resolution team.
  • Stone King has announced that Julian Blake, formerly joint head of charity and social enterprises at Bates Wells Braithwaite, has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Royds Withy King has appointed a new partner, Jamie Lester, to its disputes resolution team.
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has announced the promotion of two new partners: Leo Martin and Gary Monks.
  • Stowe Family Law LLP has promoted Phoebe Turner to managing partner.
  • Bracewell has appointed Oliver Irwin as a finance partner.
  • Sharpe Pritchard has promoted four lawyers to the partnership: Aidan Dickinson, Gemma Duncan, Gemma Townley and Peter Collins.
  • Seddons has announced the promotion of Victoria Sterritt to partner in the family team and John Melville-Smith to partner in the dispute resolution team.
  • Simkins LLP has appointed Simon Graham as a partner in the property group.
  • Fox Williams has announced the promotion of Mary Elliott and David Murphy to partner.
  • DAC Beachcroft has announced a number of senior promotions, including Kali Yau (real estate). Also in the London office, Lindy Day, Charlotte Halford, Shaz Sharif, Lisa Skipp, Lucy Tyrell and Charlotte Wilson have been promoted to senior associate, and Jonathan Mitchell to associate in the claims solutions business.
  • Private client law firm, Wilsons Solicitors has appointed Jenny Lau as director of legal.
  • Fox Williams has made three director promotions: Rebecca Evans becomes a legal director in real estate; Emma Roake in commerce and technology; and Sarah Redmond is promoted to trade mark director within the intellectual property group.
  • Northridge, the sports law practice, has made three associate appointments: Evan Jones, Ben
    Foster and Olivia Amos.
  • April
  • DAC Beachcroft has elected employment partner, Udara Ranasinghe, as a new LLP group board member.
  • DWF has launched a new private capital team in London with the appointments of partner Amanda Chapman and director Roger Holman.
  • Russell-Cooke has appointed Kizzy Augustin as a partner in its fraud and criminal litigation team.
  • Proskauer Rose has recruited corporate lawyer and private equity specialist Richard Bull as a partner in its London office.
  • McCarthy Denning has appointed two new partners to its energy team from in-house roles: Robin Storey and Stacey Kivel.
  • Baker Botts LLP has announced today that Lewis Jones has joined the firm’s London office as a partner.
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced that Matthew Czyzyk has joined the firm’s London office as a partner.
  • Dentons has announced that Madeleine Smallwood has been appointed chair of the firm’s UK & Middle East board.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has appointed partner Ed Hooper to its corporate team in London.
  • Druces LLP has announced its merger with London-based law firm Ronaldsons.
  • DWF has appointed Symon Rowley as a director in its pensions team based in London.
  • Keystone Law has appointed employment lawyer Paul Daniels.
  • Thrings has appointed Robyn Rumble as a newly qualified solicitor in the commercial property team.
  • Excello Law has appointed employment lawyer Hina Belitz as a regional business development ambassador focusing on central London.
  • The London office of Stowe Family Law LLP has welcomed solicitor Roz Lidder.
  • DWFM Beckman has welcomed senior associate Honey Dave to its real estate team.
  • Slaughter and May has appointed Nicholas Pacheco (corporate), Camilla Sanger and Holly Ware (dispute resolution) as partners.
  • Simmons & Simmons has announced the hire of derivatives partner Matthew Hebburn.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has announced a number of promotions across the firm. Greg Falkof (litigation); Richard Kyle (company commercial); Alexander Mehdevy (company commercial); and Julia Neal (litigation) have all been promoted to partner.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has announced the promotion of nine partners. Marc Field (corporate), Sarah Harrop (employment) and Gerlando Butera (construction) have been promoted.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Samantha Palmer as a partner.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Victor Núñez to the role of global chief financial officer.
  • Ashurst has appointed partner Alison Hardy to its real estate dispute resolution team.
  • March
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Farmida Bi has been elected by the partnership to be the next chair.
  • Weightmans has appointed Chris Doran and Robert Whitehead as partners.
  • DLA Piper has appointed Andrew Darwin as senior partner.
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that Julian Nichol is to join the firm’s London office as a partner in its global project finance practice.
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced the promotion of four lawyers in London to the partnership, effective January 2018. They are: Stacy Kim, Scott Morrison, Sushila Nayak and Mandy Orrick.
  • Herrington & Sutcliffe has announced that Paul Doris has joined the firm as a partner in London.
  • Ali Ramadan has joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s technology companies group as a partner in the London office.
  • Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has announced the firm has added a team of four partners to its financial restructuring practice in London. They are: Yushan Ng, Karen McMaster, Sinjini Saha and Jacqueline Ingram.
  • Apostolos Gkoutzinis and Rebecca Marques have joined Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy as partners.
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has announced that corporate partner Kate Downey has been appointed head of its European private equity funds practice.
  • Locke Lord has re-elected David Grant to the board as a director.
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman UK has announced that Kumar Tewari and John Ahern have joined the firm to head up and lead its banking and financial services practices.
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon has appointed Simon Castley as managing partner in the London office.
  • Burges Salmon has announced the appointment of Sarah Lane as a corporate tax partner.
  • Enyo Law has appointed Konrad Rodgers as a commercial litigation partner.
  • Kemp Little LLP has announced that Rachael Barber has joined the firm as a partner in the intellectual property practice.
  • Carl Johnson has been appointed new head of regulatory law at Stephensons.
  • Morrison & Foerster has announced that Caroline Jury has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in its finance practice.
  • Druces LLP has appointed Neil Pfister as a partner in the corporate and commercial department.
  • Memery Crystal has announced the appointment of Carl Rohsler, an IP and gambling law specialist, as a partner.
  • Shula de Jersey has joined BCL Solicitors as a partner in the business crime and regulation team.
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Bruce Macmillan as general counsel.
  • Bindmans LLP has appointed Darren Conway PhD as a solicitor in its personal injury and clinical negligence department.
  • Data protection advisor Jon Baines has joined Mishcon de Reya’s data protection information law practice.
  • gunnercooke has welcomed tax fraud specialist Tessa Lorimer.
  • Wilsons has announced that Juanita Kareer is now an accredited member of the Law Society’s Children Panel.
  • Duncan Lewis Solicitors has welcomed two new directors to the firm: Khadijah Khan and Chinedu Orogbu
  • DKLM has announced the appointment of Michael Adamson as a senior associate and head of the property litigation department.
  • Clifford Chance has announced that Chris Davies has been reappointed as the global head of the firm’s tax, pensions and employment practice for a second term.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Dr. Martin Eimer as a partner in its finance and projects team.
  • Gateley has appointed Gareth Wadley as an employment partner.
  • TLT has appointed construction lawyer and renewable energy specialist Nick Pincott as a partner.
  • Boodle Hatfield has reappointed Sara Maccallum as senior partner.
  • Edwin Coe has appointed Andrew Terry as a corporate tax partner.
  • Latham & Watkins has elected a number of new partners including Shatha Ali.
  • White & Case has expanded its global private equity industry group and global mergers & acquisitions practice with the addition of Michael Weir as a new partner.
  • Reed Smith has announced the appointment of fund finance partner Bronwen Jones.
  • Sidley Austin has announced that Maria Manley has joined the firm as a partner.
  • King & Spalding has recruited partner Aaron Stephens.
  • Locke Lord has appointed David Savell as a partner.
  • Mayer Brown has appointed Neil Evans as a partner.
  • MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy, has appointed Sean Scott as a partner in the hedge fund practice.
  • Freshfields has elected a number of new counsel including Leilah Bruton and Ruby Hamid.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has confirmed the appointed of Darren Bailey and Danielle Sharkey to its sports practice.
  • Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has appointed senior associate solicitor Mandeep Khroud to its immigration team.
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur has appointed Kaajal Nathwani as an associate in the employment team.
  • Ogier has promoted Richard Bennett to managing associate in the firm’s investment funds team.
  • Edwin Coe has appointed Elena Solovyeva as a corporate tax associate.
  • Royds Withy King has appointed Matthew Crockford as an associate in the residential property team.
  • Stone King has appointed senior associate Sarah Wasaya to the family and mediation team.
  • Hudgell Solicitors has appointed Malcolm Johnson as a senior solicitor.
  • Michael Green has joined W Legal as a consultant.
  • February
  • Helen Carty has been appointed head of Clifford Chance’s London litigation and dispute resolution practice.
  • Simmons & Simmons has announced the appointment of Satyen Dhana to join its EU, competition and regulatory practice in London.
  • Hogan Lovells has appointed Tom McFarlane as head of transfer pricing (EMEA).
  • Stephenson Harwood has strengthened its marine and international trade practice with the addition of Menelaus Kouzoupis as partner.
  • Fieldfisher has appointed John Linneker to joins its IP practice.
  • Hill Dickinson has appointed partner Siiri Duddington to join its shipping team.
  • Russell-Cooke has enhanced its charity property practice with the hire of partner Andrew Small.
  • Kingsley Napley has appointed Sital Fontenelle as a partner in the firm’s family and divorce team.
  • BLM has appointed Siri Siriwardene as head of commercial advisory and private wealth.
  • Lewis Silkin has announced the appointment of Anthony Van Hoffen as a partner in the firm’s real estate legal practice group.
  • Baker McKenzie has appointed finance partner Matthew Cox in its banking & finance practice.
  • Brown Rudnick has appointed Louisa Watt as a partner in its London office.
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has elected a number of new partners including David Christmas who has been promoted in the corporate department and asset management practice.
  • White & Case has appointed Hannah Field-Lowes as a partner in the commercial litigation practice.
  • Cooley LLP has welcomed M&A partner Michal Berkner.
  • Memery Crystal has appointed Stephen Ravenscroft as a partner in the firm’s employment practice.
  • Wiggin has strengthened its position in the global gambling market by hiring sector specialist Simon Bernholt as a partner.
  • Slater and Gordon UK has appointed David Whitmore as its CEO.
  • Caroline Vernon joined Sherrards Solicitors as a partner in the private residential real estate team.
  • Buckles Solicitors LLP has announced that Duncan Jackson, currently head of the firm’s London office, will become the firm’s first ever CEO with effect from April 2018.
  • Mourant Ozannes has announced the appointment of three new partners to its global partnership with effect from 1 February 2018.
  • Keystone Law has recruited corporate and commercial disputes lawyer, Iain Roxborough.
  • Bindmans LLP has launched a new private client team and has appointed two new consultants; James Edwards and Sylwia Markowska.
  • Arnold & Porter has announced that Laura Whiting has joined the firm’s IP practice as a counsel resident.
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made a number of promotions to special counsel including Will Gay in the tax department.
  • Boies Schiller Flexner (BSF) has appointed Lauma Skruzmane as counsel in the antitrust team.
  • It has been reported that Jonathon Stoodley has joined Baker McKenzie as a consultant in London, advising on EU regulation.
  • Signature Litigation has announced that Neil Newing has joined the firm as counsel.
  • Bhavini Nakeshree, a corporate and commercial solicitor, and Richard Small, a commercial property lawyer, have joined Sharpe Pritchard.
  • Clyde & Co has announced the hire of two insurance partners in London, Mandip Sagoo and Angus Duncan.
  • Bird & Bird has appointed Karen Friebeas a real estate partner in London.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has promoted five lawyers to the partnership in their London office. They are: Kate IsonGordon McMillan, Rashpal Soomal, Alan Twineand Emma Le Wita
  • Hogan Lovells has Leopold von Gerlach as chair of its board from 1 May 2018. He takes over from London real estate partner Nicholas Cheffings
  • Weightmans has appointed Oliver Harker as a corporate partner in the firm’s London office.
  • Jan Hoppe has joined Fladgate’s team as a partner.
  • Michelmores has announced that Tim Richards has been elected as its new managing partner.
  • Osborne Clarke has appointed Tamara Quinn to its London commercial team.
  • Data privacy partner Judy Krieg has joined Fieldfisher.
  • DWF has welcomed corporate partner Laurence Applegate
  • Burges Salmon has announced that Roger Bull has been appointed as the firm’s managing partner
  • Withers has promoted eight new partners as of 1 January 2018. In the firm’s London office Stephen Nerland and Jaime McLemore have been promoted.
  • Tim Field has joined Mishcon de Reya as partner and head of equity capital markets.
  • Julian Yarr has been elected to serve a third term as managing partner at A&L Goodbody.
  • Macfarlanes has announced that when Charles Martin’s current fourth term as senior partner expires on 30 April 2020, Sebastian Prichard Jones will step up to the role.
  • Kingsley Napley has announced that Stephen Parkinson will become senior partner at the firm
  • Louise Hodges becomes head of Kingsley Napley’s criminal litigation practice.
  • Blake Morgan has appointed succession and tax partner Arshoo Singh to its London office.
  • Harneys London litigation partner, Vicky Lord, is to relocate to Shanghai to head up the firm’s litigation and restructuring
  • White & Case has appointed Daniel Turgel as a partner in the global mergers & acquisitions practice.
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that Jon Holland and Andrea Monks will join the London office as partners.
  • K&L Gates has appointed Paul Feldberg as a partner.
  • Vinson & Elkins has appointed Paul Simcock, as a partner.
  • Ropes & Gray has appointed Judith Seddon as a partner and co-head of the international risk.
  • Hunton & Williams has expanded with the appointment of Angus Duncan as a partner.
  • Hogan Lovells has announced that litigation partner Crispin Rapinet has become the new UK training principal.
  • Osborne Clarke has appointed Alistair Francis as a private equity partner in London
  • Hall Brown Family Law has announced that it is opening an office in London.
  • Linklaters has announced that Matt Peers will become the firm’s new global chief operating officer.
  • Clyde & Co has appointed Judith Duffin as a consultant in the firm’s healthcare group.
  • Ashfords has appointed Ed Hopkins as senior associate.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has announced that it will be retaining six out of seven trainees who are qualifying this spring,including Emma Mitchell, Amy Sandel and Sam Woodhead in London.
  • Farrer & Co has appointed Andrew Watters as director of tax risk.
  • Wedlake Bell LLP has strengthened its data protection practice with the addition of new lawyer, Nikita Saini.
  • Bindmans LLP has appointed DavidHarris as its new chief executive office.
  • Keystone Law has recruited fintech lawyer Adrian Shedden
  • Keystone Law has added to its employment team with the appointment of Fladgate partner and head of employment Nick Tsatsas.
  • Dechert has welcomed Nigel Austin as chief operating
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett has recruited new solicitor Sehaj Lamba to its corporate and commercial department.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has appointed Charlotte Henshall as a solicitor in the dispute resolution department.
  • Mark Harden, Simon Conroy, Tony Sampson and John Haggis have joined Keystone Law.
  • Halebury has recruited former Vodafone head of legal (partner markets) Jenny Heyes.
  • Carey Olsen has made two promotions to senior associate in London.
  • Kerman & Co has appointed Stephen Hall as the firm’s new head of immigration.
  • Lewis Nedas has welcome Naziana Ayed to its property and private client departments.
  • Wilson Solicitors LLP has welcomed newly qualified solicitors Emma Terenius and Shahailya Stephenson.
  • Haynes and Boone has announced the promotion of a number of new counsel including Fiona Cain, Helen Conybeare Williams and Teena Grewal.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has recruited Ben Middleton as its new director of business development and communications.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has announced the appointment of Suki Copeland as director of human resources and Sam Luxford-Watts as director of information technology.
  • January
  • Clifford Chance has appointed Matthew Newick as head of the firm’s global litigation, dispute resolution and risk management practice.
  • DAC Beachcroft has appointed two new partners. Tim Ryan will lead the firm’s national technology practice and David Sims joins the employment and pensions group as a partner.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has announced that Thomas Ross has joined the firm’s dispute resolution group as a partner.
  • CMS has appointed Neil Hamilton, a securitisation and structured finance specialist, as a partner in the capital markets and derivatives team.
  • Pamela Reddy has joined Norton Rose Fulbright’s corporate and white collar crime team as a partner.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has added to its insurance practice with the hire of a new team. Naomi Vary and Karen Morrish both join as partners.
  • Collyer Bristow has welcomed Nigel Brahams as a partner in the corporate and commercial team.
  • Blake Morgan has appointed Meera Jansen as a partner in its banking and finance team.
  • Sidley Austin has announced that Wim De Vlieger and Till Lefranc will be joining the firm as partners.
  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP has announced that John Schmidt has joined the competition/ antitrust practice as a partner.
  • Browne Jacobson has appointed Matthew Trinder, clinical negligence partner, to its health advisory litigation practice.
  • Bishop & Sewell has promoted Helen Langworthy, head of the private client team, to partner.
  • Kemp Little LLP has announced that Jacob Ghanty has joined the firm as a partner and will lead the financial regulatory team.
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has appointed Claire Kitchen as a partner to its dispute resolution team.
  • Sacker & Partners LLP has made two new hires. Sarah Clay and Aaron Dunning-Foreman join the firm as associates.
  • Taylor Wessing has enhanced its data protection practice with the appointment of Jane Reeves as senior counsel.
  • Horwich Farrelly has made a number of associate promotions including James Power (motor & casualty) and Katie Reeve (counter fraud).
  • CMS has announced the appointment of Tristan Hall as a partner in the firm’s insurance and reinsurance team.
  • Clyde & Co has announced the hire of Charles Kuhn as partner in the firm’s regulatory & investigations group.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Jean-François Le Gal as a partner in its litigation, regulation & tax team.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of Poupak Anjomshoaa to partner.
  • Mishcon de Reya has appointed Guy Wilkes as a contentious regulatory partner.
  • Fladgate has appointed Kelly Whiter as an immigration partner.
  • Brown Rudnick has hired Jamie Symington as a partner in its contentious financial regulation team.
  • Boies Schiller & Flexner has elected Will Hooker as a partner.
  • K&L Gates has added an energy disputes team consisting of partners Jeremy Farr, Charles Lockwood, and Clare Kempkens.
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has announced the promotion of Mark Fine to partner and Jennifer Tait as a national partner.
  • Jones Day has announced a number of new partners including Will McDonald.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of Peter Wright and Rinku Bhadoria as partners in the global energy & natural resources practice group.
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has confirmed that Sacha Harber-Kelly has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Jenner & Block has elected James Woolrich to partner.
  • Travers Smith has announced that Rob Fell has been appointed as the new head of the firm’s dispute resolution department.
  • Browne Jacobson has appointed professional indemnity specialist Ed Anderson as a partner in its financial and professional risk practice.
  • Thrings LLP has appointed commercial property specialist Fionnuala Nolan as a partner.
  • Taylor Wessing has elected Dominic Fitzpatrick as its new UK senior partner.
  • Pemberton Greenish has announced the expansion of its commercial real estate department with the appointment of Ajoy Bose-Mallick as a real estate finance partner.
  • Druces LLP has appointed Paul White as a tax partner.
  • Hilary Meredith Solicitors has appointed Gary Tierney as head of its London office.
  • Marco Boldini has joined PwC’s legal practice as a director in its financial services regulatory practice.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has appointed Penny Miller as an assistant solicitor in the property department.
  • Davis Polk and Wardwell has promoted a number of new counsel including Aaron Ferner.
  • Crowell & Moring has promoted Gordon McAllister to counsel.

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