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Movers & Shakers: London

2018

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.