Movers & Shakers: London

2023

February

Simmons & Simmons has hired David Hicks as partner in the corporate team.

Thomas Fisher is re-joining Clifford Chance in London as a partner on 1 March 2023.

Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Ambarish Dash as a partner in the finance practice based in London. He will join the firm in March 2023.

Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the reappointment of Peter Scott as managing partner for Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) for a second three-year term, effective 1 April 2023.

Norton Rose Fulbright has announced a new Africa leadership group. Forming part of the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) emerging markets practice, led by London-based partner Martin McCann, the group consists of a team based across London, Paris and South Africa. It includes Paris-based M&A and projects partner Christophe Asselineau; London-based projects, renewables and carbon finance partner Laura Kiwelu and corporate finance partner Bayo Odubeko; South Africa-based head of Africa Greg Nott, head of corporate, M&A and securities Stephen Kennedy- Good, and banking and finance director Izak Lessing.

CMS has hired Robert Dedman as a partner in the firm’s financial services & products team.

DLA Piper has appointed Anthony Lombardi as a new partner in its international finance practice in London.

Hill Dickinson has announced the hire of partner Alastair Moss as a partner in the real estate team based in London.

Lewis Silkin has announced that Richard Miskella and Jo Farmer have been respectively elected to the role of joint managing partner.

Clyde & Co has welcomed Jahnavi Ramachandran as a partner in its aviation finance and leasing team.

DWF has appointed Deepa Deb as global head of development and investment in its real estate practice. Deb’s appointment follows a number of recent hires that strengthen the firm’s real estate capabilities. In January 2023, Yolanda Walker, a construction partner and Alan Barnett, a corporate real estate partner from CMS and Ince, respectively; in November 2022, planning partner John Webster joined, and In September 2022, Jim Jordan, a non-contentious construction partner, joined. They are all based in London.

Macfarlanes has appointed Stephen Ross as a partner in the investment management team with effect from 18 January 2023

Michelmores has appointed Dhana Sabanathan as a partner in the private client department in the tax, trusts & succession team in London. James Gribbin, will also be joining the firm’s private client department in January 2023.

Mishcon de Reya has hired corporate partner Nigel Stacey.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has added Chris Beaumont-McQuillan to its partnership.

Travers Smith has appointed Lucie Cawood as head of the firm’s private equity & financial sponsors group. She will be assisted in this role by Will Yates as deputy.

Dentons has hired an M&A partner into its UK corporate practice, James Vernon.

Reed Smith has announced a number of promotions worldwide, effective 1 January 2023. Promoted to partner in London: Alexander Brandt,Daryl Cue, Daniel Kyriakides, Ravi Pattani, and Oliver Rawkins.

Faegre Drinker has announced that Gary Bellingham has joined the firm as a partner in the finance and restructuring practice group in London.

Artem Faekov has joined Locke Lord’s London office as a partner in the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice group.

King & Spalding has recruited restructuring lawyer Patrick Schumann as a partner in the firm’s corporate, finance and investments (CFI) practice group in London.

Sarah McAtominey is set to Goodwin’s complex litigation & dispute resolution practice in London, as a partner.

Goodwin has announced that Jacqueline Eaves will join the firm’s private equity and private investment funds practices as a partner, resident in the London office.

Squire Patton Boggs has hired partners Lee Norman and Ben Johnson into its litigation practice.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has welcomed Fergus Wheeler to the firm’s special situations and private credit team as a partner in the London office.

Immigration barrister, Zoe Jacob has joined Boodle Hatfield from Farrer & Co.

Patrick Gilmour is set to join ebl miller rosenfalck as a partner and head of corporate as of 1 February 2023.

Karolina Kupczyk has been appointed as a partner in Hodge Jones & Allen’s dispute resolution team.

Kit Burden, an intellectual property and technology partner based in DLA Piper’s London office, has been elected to the firm’s international board.

RWK Goodman LLP has announced that Sonal Ghelani has joined the residential property, farms and estates team as a partner.

Deloitte Legal has announced the appointment of Isabel Parker as a partner in its legal management consulting team.

MBM Commercial has promoted Caroline Urban to partner in the London office.

Fox Williams has announced the appointment of Gavin Foggo as its new senior partner effective from 1 May 2023.

Two partners, Solomon Noh and Alastair Goldrein, are set to join Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s restructuring practice based in London. The duo were previously at Dechert.

Kevin McManamon, an experienced member of the education team in Geldards’ London office, has been promoted to partner at the firm.

Walkers, the international law and professional services firm, has opened a new office in the City of London.

Nautica Law, specialists in all types of shipping disputes, has confirmed its move to new offices based at 1 Great Tower Street, EC3.

Constantine Law has hired Emmeline Coerkamp as a new partner in the firm’s regulatory and criminal investigations practice.

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP (RPC) has announced the appointment of Béatrice Butsana-Sita as its first independent non-executive director (INED).

Womble Bond Dickinson has appointed Robert Holme, a highly experienced insurance practitioner, as head of claims based in the London office.

Tim Fox has joined Clyde & Co’s London office as a legal director. He joined the firm in December 2022 from K&L Gates.

Russell-Cooke has announced that associate Lui Asquith, of the public law litigation team, has been appointed as co- vice chair of the Human Rights Lawyers Association.

Reed Smith has announced a number of promotions worldwide, effective 1 January 2023. Promoted to counsel in London: Andrew Harper (transportation industry group); Josh Hughes (financial industry group); Asélle Ibraimova (global corporate group); Kelly Knight (financial industry group); Rebecca Naylor (pro bono/community service); Chu Ting Ng (financial industry group); and Harrison Stimson (global corporate group).

Sacker & Partners has announced that Emma Martin has been promoted to senior counsel.

Forsters has announced that Ashleigh Carr has been appointed co-chair of ConTrA (Contentious Trusts Association).

Sinclairslaw has promoted Helen Gill to director in the London office.

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has appointed Kimberley Nanson as senior PR and external communications manager.

January

Norton Rose Fulbright has announced Scott Atkins, the firm’s Australia chair, will become the firm’s global chair effective 1 January 2023.

Clyde & Co has announced the appointment of Peter Barnes and Charlotte Kelly as partners in its global insurance practice.

Pinsent Masons has announced that Laura Cameron will be the firm’s managing partner with effect from 1 May 2023.

Shoosmiths has expanded its ECM team with the hire of two partners at its London office, Oliver Pilkington and Nick McCarthy.

Hogan Lovells has announced that 38 of its lawyers have been promoted to partner effective 1 January 2023. In London: Rita Hunter (global regulatory); Jenna Ralfe (litigation, arbitration and employment); Lydia Savill (litigation, arbitration and employment); Amelia Stawpert (corporate & finance); Alice Wallace-Wright (global regulatory (London & Dublin)); and Stella Wong (intellectual property, media and technology).

David Sinclair has joined Stephenson Harwood as a partner. He joins the firm’s real estate practice in London.

KPMG has appointed Stuart Bedford as its new UK head of law.

KPMG has made four new partner promotions.

Ashurst has appointed forensic and financial crime specialist Rachel Sexton to its risk advisory business in the UK.

 Gowling WLG has welcomed a new partner, Jason Freedman, to its commercial litigation team in London.

DWF has announced a number of senior promotions in London. The following partners have been promoted within the firm’s career grades: Patrick Eaton (corporate transactional and advisory); Laurence Applegate (corporate); Natasha Atkinson (restructuring and insolvency); Kiran Soar (markets and global risk); and James Froud (real estate). Promoted to partner in London are: Imogen Makin (financial services regulatory investigations); Katrina Boyd (public liability fraud); and Daniel Jordan (insurance litigation).

Mark Thomas has joined TLT’s banking and finance team in London as a partner.

As of 1 January 2023, Mishcon de Reya and Taylor Vinters completed their merger after it was first announced in September 2021.

Howard Kennedy has welcomed three new partners - Jonathan Huth has joined the business crime practice, Katherine Res Pritchard joins the family practice and John Kiely has joined the immigration practice.

Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Richard Kiddell as a new partner in its litigation and dispute resolution team in London.

Fieldfisher has announced the appointment of Peter Knust as a partner in its financial markets and products group in London.

HFW has re-elected Jeremy Shebson, an aerospace specialist, to serve a second four-year term as managing partner, effective 1 April 2023.

Mona Patel has joined Penningtons Manches Cooper’s corporate practice in London.

Paul Hastings has announced that Patrick Bright has joined the firm’s global finance practice as a partner in London.

Dentons has extended London TMT partner Anna Copeman’s trainee principal role to include responsibility for apprentices, reflecting the equal importance of both cohorts in the firm’s early career pathways.

Dechert has elected 17 lawyers to its partnership, effective 1 January 2023. The new partners include London-based Katie Carter and Nathalie Sadler.

The London office of Dorsey & Whitney has appointed Aymen Khoury as a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation practice.

Boies Schiller Flexner has announced that Michael Jacobs has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the litigation group.

Brown Rudnick has announced the appointment of Paul Doris as a partner in the firm’s energy transition practice.

WilmerHale has elevated three London-based lawyers to partner, as of 1 January 2023. Jonathan Lim (litigation/controversy, international arbitration); Cormac O’Daly (regulatory and Government affairs, antitrust/competition); and Annsley Ward (litigation/controversy, intellectual property litigation).

 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has elected nine new partners, effective 1 January 2023. They include London-based Alexander Collins (capital markets) and Mathan Navaratnam (finance).

Andrew Rearick is set to join Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as a partner in the firm’s M&A and private equity practice, based in London.

Winston & Strawn LLP has welcomed partner Paul Fleming to lead the restructuring & insolvency practice in the firm’s London office.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has announced the addition of ESG finance and investment partner Sukhvir Basran in the firm’s London office.

Financial regulatory partner Alix Prentice has joined Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft’s London office.

Reed Smith has announced the hire of Linn Mayhew as partner in its financial industry group based in the London office.

King & Spalding has named 24 new partners effective 1 January 2023. Promoted in London are: Alon Blitz; Andrew Brown; and Amy Levin.

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP has announced the promotion of Lorraine King to equity partner effective from 1 December 2022.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has elected seven lawyers to join its partnership, effective 1 January 2023. Newly elected in the London officed is Marina Boterashvili.

Sidley Austin has announced the names of its 44 newly elected partners, effective 1 January 2023. In London, Francesca Blythe and Steve Quinn

White & Case has expanded its global mergers & acquisitions practice with the addition of Ian Ivory as a partner in London.

Eram Khan has joined Goodwin’s antitrust & competition practice as a partner in the London office. Khan’s hire into the London antitrust team follows closely on from that of counsel Charlotte Brunsdon and associates Anuj Ghai, Sophie Entwisle, and Chloe Birkett.

Druces LLP has promoted Jack Dervyn to partner in its corporate team.

Payne Hicks Beach has announced that Sarah Williams, a modern family specialist, has become a partner in the family department.

Jenner & Block has announced that Christine Braamskamp is the new managing partner of its London office.

Harneys has elected William Peake as its new global managing partner, with effect from 1 January 2023.

Capsticks has announced that Martin Hamilton has been re-appointed as the firm’s managing partner for a further term through to April 2026.

Fenchurch Law has announced the expansion of its team in London with three new appointments to its coverage disputes team.

Distributed law firm, arch.law, has been joined by London-based Mayfair Rise Solicitors.

From 1 December 2022 Dawson Cornwell has converted from a partnership to a limited liability partnership.

Jed Pennington has been made a partner at Wilson Solicitors LLP.

Khaled Moyeed has recently joined gunnercooke as a dispute resolution partner.

Hogan Lovells has announced that 77 of its lawyers have been promoted to counsel effective 1 January 2023. In London: Simon Bacchus (corporate & finance); Louise Crawford (global regulatory); Andrew Eaton (global regulatory); Scott Gibson (corporate & finance); Christopher Hyde (corporate & finance); Katie McMullan (global regulatory); Naomi Parmar (corporate & finance); Malcolm Parry (corporate & finance); and Charlie Shute (litigation, arbitration and employment).

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has announced that Jeffrey Wool has joined the firm as senior global advisor working out of both its London and New York offices.

Hannah Yellop joined Hodge Jones & Allen on 12 December 2022.

Former deputy general counsel at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Rebecca Dix, has joined Dentons’ regulatory and investigations team in London.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has promoted eight lawyers to special counsel and counsel, effective 1 January 2023. In London Elena Bernal (capital markets), James Hoggett (finance) and Jack Andrew Kelly (financial services) have all been promoted to special counsel.

Arnold & Porter has elected nine new counsel, effective 1 January 2023. They including Alastair Brown a member of the antitrust practice, resident in the London office.

Goodwin has announced that 17 lawyers have been promoted to the role of counsel. They include Hayley Davis (technology), Thomas Plowman (private equity) and Stanislav Shishkin (private equity) in London.

King & Spalding has promoted 17 lawyers to counsel effective 1 January 2023. They include Simon Maynard in London.

Andrew Pearce has joined Family Law in Partnership.

Sidley Austin has announced the names of its 16 lawyers newly promoted to counsel, effective 1 January 2023. In London, Jonathon M. Hamill and Ed Perry.

Faegre Drinker has announced its 2022 first-year associate class including Paige Izquierdo (corporate) based in London.

Levison Meltzer Pigott has appointed Lucy Hoare as a solicitor in the family team.

Russell-Cooke has promoted three individuals to the newly established role of legal director.

Russell-Cooke has welcomed Harriet Butterfield as a consultant to the firm. She will be joining the real estate team to focus on construction law.

Russell-Cooke has announced that its January 2021 trainee cohort have all qualified with the firm and taken up their new positions following the successful completion of their training contract.

Payne Hicks Beach has promoted Nick Grant to legal director in the dispute resolution department. Grant joined the firm in 2017 as a senior associate.

Taylor Rose MW has appointed Bellamy Forde director of dispute resolution.

Fenchurch Law has announced the expansion of its team in London with three new appointments to its coverage disputes team. Dru Corfield and Grace Williams join the firm as associate solicitors.

Freeths has appointed Nick Pryor as director of knowledge management and innovation.