Movers & Shakers: London

2020

March

Partners

  • Allen & Overy has announced that Gareth Price has been elected global managing partner with effect from 1 May 2020
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of Alison Goldthorp as a London-based partner in its bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency team
  • Ashurst has appointed Jonathan Cohen as a partner in the corporate team 
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Kari McCormick as partner within its financial services disputes and investigations group based in the London office
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has welcomed partner Helen Wong to its corporate team where she will also take on the role as head of the China team in London
  • TLT has announced the arrival of Craig Thompson as a partner in its commercial dispute resolution team in London
  • With effect from 10 April 2020, Mishcon de Reya has announced a change to their existing leadership structure and split the current managing partner role into two. Kevin Gold will become executive chairperson for an initial five-year term. James Libson will become managing partner for an initial four year term
  • Mishcon de Reya has announced that Madalina Dumitrescu has joined as a partner in the firm’s private practice
  • Boodle Hatfield has appointed employment lawyer Simon Gorham as a partner from Weil Gotshal & Manges where he was counsel
  • Boodle Hatfield has appointed construction specialist Navpreet Atwal as a partner in their property practice
  • Enyo Law has announced the appointment of Daniel Levy as partner
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that leveraged finance partner Amy Kennedy is to join the firm’s London office
  • White & Case has appointed Will Smith as a partner in the global tax practice based in London
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has announced that regulatory and fintech lawyer Marco Boldini has joined the firm as a partner and head of the Italian financial services regulatory practice
  • Latham & Watkins has promoted a number of counsel to partner, including Sarah Gadd and Oliver Middleton
  • Sam Newhouse is set to join Latham & Watkins as a partner in the M&A practice and corporate department
  • Greenberg Traurig has welcomed Ian Jack to the London office
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has announced that Peter Newman has joined the firm’s corporate restructuring group as a partner
  • Brown Rudnick has added to its international restructuring and finance practice with the appointments of Richard Obank and Colin Ashford as partners
  • K&L Gates has promoted Richard Dollimore to partner
  • Macfarlanes has announced that Alexandra Green (financial services regulation) and Alicia Thomas (tax and reward) will become partners in the firm on 1 May 2020
  • Wedlake Bell has appointed partner Antoaneta Proctor to its private client group where she joins the offshore practice from Taylor Wessing
  • HFW has announced a number of promotions, effective 1 April 2020. In the London office Claire Womersley (shipping) and Paul Woodley (aerospace) have been promoted to partner
  • Stewarts Law has appointed Emily Cox as a partner in the media disputes team
  • Marriott Harrison LLP has welcomed partner Andrew Ross to its corporate team from the London office of US firm Arnold & Porter
  • Fletcher Day has appointed Janis Wilderspin as a partner specialising in corporate and commercial law
  • Royds Withy King has appointed four new partners. Rod Smith is set to become the new head of private client at the firm’s London office in May 2020
  • Forsters has announced the promotion of three senior associates to partner with effect from 1 April 2020. Emily Holdstock is promoted to partner in the construction team, Emma White in private client and Rowena Marshall in banking and finance
  • Royds Withy King has appointed four new partners. Rod Smith is set to become the new head of private client at the firm’s London office in May 2020Senior Appointments

Senior Appointments

  • DMH Stallard has appointed Olga Powell as a senior associate in the private client team
  • Macfarlanes has promoted the following senior solicitors to senior counsel as of 1 May 2020
  • HFW has announced a number of promotions, effective 1 April 2020. In the London office Ben Atkinson (insurance and reinsurance), Caroline Murphy (shipping) and Katherine Noble (ship finance) have been promoted to legal directors
  • Slater and Gordon has appointed Nils Stoesser as chief development officer, having previously been chairman of the group since 2018
  • Bargate Murray has announced the promotion of Dominic Bulfin to senior associate
  • Douglas Hamer, a specialist education solicitor with a particular focus on special educational needs, has joined Geldards
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has announced a number of promotions, effective 1 March 2020. In the London office, Leigh Mallon has been promoted to special counsel
  • Fletcher Day has welcomed Suzie Stanley as a consultant solicitor specialising in property litigation
  • Maples and Calder, the Maples Group’s law firm, has announced the appointment of six of counsel across six of its international offices
  • Browne Jacobson has announced 22 promotions to senior associate. The promotions will take effect from 1 May 2020
  • Avonhurst has announced four associate appointments. Senior associate Joshua Swerner joins the firm from Linklaters
  • Following the successful completion of their training contracts, four newly qualified solicitors have been given permanent positions at Russell-Cooke. Susannah Foden and Georgia Haughey have both qualified into the trust and estates disputes team, Patrick Kershaw has qualified into the property litigation team and Katie O’Kelly has qualified into the family team
  • Sinclair Gibson has welcomed Amelia Groom and Lily Hurley to the firm on the successful completion of their training contracts


February

Partners

  • CMS has announced the re-election of Penelope Warne as the senior partner of CMS UK LLP
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Dr Anne Sammon as an employment partner in its employment and reward group in London where she will focus on clients within the financial services sector
  • Shoosmiths has appointed Philip Tansley as a partner based in its London office
  • Sam Tyfield has joined Shoosmiths corporate team as a partner
  • Bird & Bird has welcomed James Salford as a partner in London
  • McCarthy Denning has welcomed Justin Conway, a pan-European special situations and credit trading lawyer, as a partner in its banking & finance department
  • Bristows has appointed Richard Dickinson as a partner in its commercial and IP transactional practice
  • The Ince Group plc has announced that a team from Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless will join Ince’s shipping team in London
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that Mike Turner and Shing Lo will join the London office as partners in the emerging companies practice and corporate department
  • Brown Rudnick has promoted six lawyers to partner with effect from 1 February 2020
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has recruited Anton Chambers as a partner in London
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has welcomed Michael Newell in London
  • Christophe Bondy has joined Steptoe & Johnson in London as a partner
  • Mayer Brown has appointed two projects lawyers, Kirsti Massie and Meredith Campanale, as partners in the global banking & finance practice in London
  • Dechert has announced that Solomon Noh joins the firm’s financial restructuring practice as a partner based in London
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced a number of partner and counsel promotions across its offices. In London, Luciana Ricart has been promoted to partner
  • Seyfarth Shaw has promoted Tessa Cranfield to partner in the firm’s London office
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has promoted three lawyers in London to the firm’s partnership
  • Wiggin LLP has announced the appointment of Charles Moore, head of its film and TV group, as its first senior partner
  • Harbottle & Lewis has appointed Sofie Hoffman as a partner in the private capital practice group
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has launched a family mediation service
  • Payne Hicks Beach has appointed partner Matt Ingham to its citizenship and immigration practice from Mishcon de Reya
  • Forsters has announced that Emily Exton has been made managing partner with effect from 1 February 2020
  • MBM Commercial has welcomed Bryan Shaw as a partner in London
  • Fletcher Day has welcomed three new partners to its family department. Siobhan Lomasney, Shameela Ahmed and Julius Brookman

Senior Appointments

  • DWF has appointed Imogen Makin as a director and head of financial services regulatory investigations in London
  • RBG Holdings plc (formerly Rosenblatt Group plc) the professional services group, has announced the appointment of Keith Hamill as the new chairman of the group
  • Simpson Millar has appointed Jonathan Maskew as its new national head of wills, trusts, probate and Court of Protection
  • Ropes & Gray has appointed Paige Berges as a counsel, based in London
  • Avonhurst has hired four new senior advisors: Gavin Barwell, Sean West, Nick Houghton and Andrew Dowler
  • Three Crowns LLP has promoted Penny Martin to counsel
  • Stewarts Law has appointed personal injury lawyer Rebecca Smith as a senior associate
  • SA Law has announced the arrival of Bindu Malkan, who joins the family law team in London


January

Partners

  • Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Andrew Robinson has become its global chair and has made a number of partner promotions in London: Daniel Cowdy, Alexandra Dunn, Daniel Giemajner, Richard Green and Matthew Thorn , Christopher McCarthy, Shane O’Reilly and Charlie Weston-Simons
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed Justin D’Agostino as its next chief executive officer for a period of four years
  • Hogan Lovells has confirmed Miguel Zaldivar as their new global CEO from 1 July 2020
  • Hogan Lovells has made a number of partner promotions with effect from 1 January 2020. In London they are: Fiona Bantock James Black, Jennifer Dickey, James Maltby  Liam Naidoo, Hannah Quarterman , Jonathan Russell and Jane Summerfield
  • Fieldfisher has appointed Janita Good as the new head of its life sciences practice
  • Weightmans has made two partner appointments in London. Kiran Sekhon and Lilli Oliver
  • Bird & Bird has appointed Peter Nicholson as a partner in the real estate practice
  • Taylor Wessing has made two leadership appointments. Ronald Graham has been appointed as UK head of private wealth. Meanwhile, Vinod Bange has been appointed as co-head of international commercial technology & data
  • The London office of Gateley Legal has announced the appointment of Sarah Reynolds as a new partner in the commerce, technology and media team
  • Russell-Cooke has announced the appointment of Neil Dryer as a partner in the firm’s real estate department
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards has welcomed Thomas Dick, a dual-qualified US/English tax lawyer, as a partner in its London office
  • Patrick Harney has joined Mishcon de Reya as partner in the tax team
  • Lewis Silkin has today announced the appointment of Sara Hanrahan as a partner to head up planning within the firm’s real estate practice group
  • King & Wood Mallesons has announced the promotion of two new partners in London Samantha Coleman and Wilson Antoon
  • Reed Smith has announced that Sam Webster is to join the firm as a partner in the corporate group
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has confirmed that St. Louis partner Steven Baumer has formally assumed the duties of co-chair of the firm
  • Squire Patton Boggs has welcomed Peter Stewart to the firm’s London office as a partner
  • Milbank LLP has elected a number of new partners: Miko Bradford and William Charles
  • Milbank has appointed M&A specialist Lisa O’Neill as a partner in the London office
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has made two partner promotions in London, Nathan Parker and Joanna Valentine
  • Morrison & Foerster has appointed Polly Ehrman as a partner in its corporate department
  • Sidley Austin has elected 30 lawyers to its partnership, as of 1 January 2020. The newly elected partners in the London office are: Alastair Hopwood and  Michelle Tong
  • Nicola Phillips has joined Crowell & Moring’s London office as a partner in its international dispute resolution group
  • Bracewell has promoted Eimear Murphy to partner in the London office
  • Jenner & Block has promoted Rob Dalling to partner in the investigations, compliance and defence practice
  • Jones Day has named 34 new partners. Luke Johnson, based in the London office, has been admitted to the Partnership
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced that Lisa Stevens has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the restructuring practice group
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has made two partner promotions in the London office
  • Duane Morris has appointed Steve Nichol as a partner in the firm’s trial practice group
  • Keystone Law has been joined by two new private client property partners. Sakhjit Randhawa and Ian Cooke
  • Immigration firm Fragomen LLP has announced that Nadine Goldfoot has been appointed as managing partner of the firm’s UK practice
  • Harbottle & Lewis has welcomed Kieran Jay as a partner in its technology, media and entertainment practice group
  • Seddons has acquired Drukker Solicitors. Founder Nicholas Drukker, partner David Wheeler, and partner Charles Burrell join Seddons’ dispute resolution department

Senior Appointments

  • Ashurst has appointed David Fitch as its director of knowledge
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced that associates Hannah Brown, Henry Ellis and Krista Sirola have joined Kirkland’s London restructuring team
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has promoted Catherine Richardson (tax) to counsel in the London office
  • Crowell & Moring has announced a number of promotions. Based in the firm’s London office Lydia Taylor has been promoted to counsel
  • Vinson & Elkins has made two promotions to counsel in the London office, Andrew Callaghan and Lauren Davies
  • Boies Schiller Flexner has promoted Michael Jacobs to counsel in the London office
  • Rosenblatt has announced the appointment of Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe as an adviser to the firm’s new white collar fraud & financial crime division
  • Mourant has announced that Jamie Wisbey, general counsel for Mourant Governance Services, has qualified as a trust and estate practitioner
  • Volterra Fietta has announced the appointment of Peter Flint, the ex-head of international arbitration at Gowling WLG and, previously, Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, as a consultant
  • Brethertons has appointed Verity McMahon as an associate in its enfranchisement and residential leasehold law team
  • LALIVE, an international and independent law firm based in Switzerland, with offices in Geneva, Zurrich and London, has appointed Thomas Brown as its firstever CEO
  • Mackrell International has welcomed newly-qualified solicitor Thomas Hulme
  • SA Law has welcomed property specialist Zama Razaq to the team
  • Setfords has made a number of senior appointments. Keury Dallyn joins as a consultant solicitor in the residential and commercial property team

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