Movers & Shakers: London



Linklaters has appointed Paul Lewis as divisional practice head of finance & projects for a four-year term with effect from 1st May 2019.

DLA Piper has announced that Lorraine Reader will be joining the firm as a partner in its real estate practice.

Ashurst has appointed Nicholas Stretch to lead its incentives team in London.

Hill Dickinson has announced the appointment of partners James Lawford Davies and Jamie Foster to its health team.

Allen & Overy’s Mark Levy has been appointed Queen’s Counsel. Levy is co-head of the firm’s international arbitration group.

Stephen Fietta has been appointed Queen’s Counsel. He is the founder and principal of Fietta LLP.

Irwin Mitchell has appointed Simon Owen as its new national head of banking and finance.

Holman Fenwick Willan has elected Jeremy Shebson as its new managing partner.

Michelmores has announced the appointment of Charles Courtenay as partner within its commercial and regulatory disputes team.

Fieldfisher has appointed Iain Thomas and Christian Francis as partners in the real estate finance team.

Bristows has welcomed Alex Denoon as a partner and head of its life sciences regulatory practice.

TLT has welcomed the return of Andrew Lockerbie, partner, and Sarah Hilton, solicitor, to the firm’s restructuring and insolvency team,

Carey Olsen has appointed Jasmine Amaria as a Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands corporate partner in its London office.

Kirkland & Ellis has announced that private equity lawyer Adrian Maguire will join the firm’s London office as a corporate partner.

Forsters has appointed Roberta Harvey as a partner in its contentious trusts and estates practice.

Mishcon de Reya has appointed Johanna Walsh as a partner in its white collar crime & investigations group.

HFW has appointed Victor Fenwick as a legal director in its admiralty & crisis management team.

Greenwoods GRM has welcomed Dov Katz as a partner in the corporate & commercial team.

CM Murray has announced that Beth Hale has been appointed as partner and general counsel.

Fladgate has appointed Tim Wright as a corporate partner.

Dorsey & Whitney has announced that Helena Nathanson and Paul Regan have joined the London office as partners in the firm’s finance & restructuring group.

McCarthy Denning has welcomed three new partners. Dawn Osborne and David Sant have joined the intellectual property (IP) team and Jonathan Yorke will work across the firm’s corporate and insurance teams.

Mayer Brown has welcomed Dasha Sobornova to the firm’s banking & finance practice as a partner.

Dechert has welcomed Michelle Bradfield as a partner in its international arbitration practice.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has welcomed Gavin Watson as a partner in its London office.

McDermott Will & Emery has announced that Hamid Yunis has been named managing partner in London.

Baker Botts has announced that Richard Brown and Nick Collins have joined the firm’s corporate practice and global projects practice.

Sidley Austin has announced that Mark Knight has joined the firm as a partner in its London office. He will be a member of the firm’s global restructuring practice.

Morrison & Foerster has announced that Oliver Jacobs has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in its global private equity real estate practice.

Robert Weekes has joined Crowell & Moring to manage and oversee the expansion of its London office.

Steptoe & Johnson has elected Alexandra Melia to the firm’s partnership.

Hill Dickinson has appointed Eleri Williams as an associate in the health team based in the London office.

Womble Bond Dickinson has appointed Bob Savic as a tax consultant.

Watson Farley & Williams has hired aviation finance specialist Dominic Pearson.

Bristows has expanded its life sciences regulatory practice with the appointment of counsel Julian Hitchcock who moves to the firm with partner Alex Denoon.

Steve Asher has left Gateley where he was head of global mobility services to join accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young as its head of global mobility services.

Rosenblatt Group plc has announced that Marianne Ismail has joined the board as a non-executive director.

Hamlins has appointed Robert Rakison as an international business consultant.

Slater and Gordon has appointed Angus Eaton as the firm’s new managing director of consumer legal services. His role covers employment, residential conveyancing and family law.

Dechert has announced the promotion of London-based Dániel Dózsa to counsel.

Cohen & Gresser has appointed González Durántez as an international trade and sanctions attorney.


Addleshaw Goddard has announced the appointment of Steven Francis as a partner in its financial regulation practice.

Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Steve Smith as partner in the corporate crime and investigations team.

DLA Piper has announced that Anna Mills will be joining the firm as a partner in its litigation and arbitration practice

Fieldfisher has hired Matthew Williams as partner and co-head of its energy and natural resource sector group.

Bevan Brittan has announced the hire of a housing and legal team. The team of four joins from Dentons and includes partner Wendy Wilks.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has elected a number of new partners. The newly elected partners in the London office are Nicola Chesaites and Aidan O’Rourke.

Greenberg Traurig has announced that Partha Pal and Carol Hopper are joining the real estate sector team as shareholders.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has announced that partner Samantha Hutchinson has joined the firm’s global fund finance team.

Bates Wells Braithwaite has hired the entirety of Penningtons Manches’ professional regulation team.

Ince & Co has promoted Jonas Adolfsson, Antonia Jackson, Phillippa Hook and Anna Macdonald to the Partnership.

Keith Oliver, head of international at Peters & Peters, has been invited to be one of the founding members of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators.

MJ Hudson Law has announced that managing partner Eamon Devlin has moved to the firm’s Zurich office

Shakespeare Martineau has announced a number of senior promotions. In the London office, promoted to legal director in the firm’s real estate team is Afsor Ullah.

Greenberg Traurig has appointed Ben Eaton as a member of the tax practice.

Solicitor Garret Spring has joined the industrial disease team at Hodge Jones & Allen.

Tom Trim has qualified as a solicitor at Goodman Ray. He has been with the firm for four years and specialises in international and public law children issues.

Beale & Company has appointed Antony Marsh as its first chief executive officer.

Taylor Vinters has made a number of senior appointments in the London office. The growth and investment team, which advises emerging technology businesses, welcomes Andy Fahrenheim and Alicia Payne as associates.

Deloitte has announced the appointment of Michael Castle as its new managing partner for Deloitte Legal in the UK.

Hogan Lovells has made a number of partner promotions. In the London office they are: Katie Gill (finance – banking), Ben Hornan (LAE – international arbitration), Katie McConnell (IPMT), Jamie Rogers (LAE – litigation), Ben Sulaiman (finance – IERP) and Paul Tonkin (corporate – real estate).

Watson Farley & Williams has announced that Chris Lowe and Lothar Wegener have been re-elected as the firm’s managing partners for a further term of up to five years. They officially began their second term on 15 January 2019.

Charles Russell Speechlys has hired David Paxton as a partner in its real estate practice.

Fladgate has appointed Olivia Bateman as a partner in the firm’s construction team.

Memery Crystal has announced the appointment of Dean Nicholls, an experienced commercial dispute resolution lawyer, as a partner in its dispute resolution team.

Collyer Bristow has welcomed senior commercial real estate lawyer Simon Edwards as a partner.

BLM has appointed new partner Gary Wicks to its professional and financial risks group in the London office.

Shearman & Sterling has welcomed partners Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks to the firm’s London office where they join the project development and finance practice.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has elected a number of new partners including Melis Acuner (global litigation), Suzanne Bell (capital markets) and Robert Cannon (capital markets) in the London office.

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has welcomed Ian Lopez as a partner in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and private equity practice in London.

Simon Caridia has joined White & Case as a partner. He joins the firm’s global project development and finance practice.

Cooley LLP has expanded its intellectual property team with the addition of Charlie Winckworth who joins as a partner.

Goodwin has appointed Andrew Davis as a partner in the firm’s technology and life sciences practice.

Proskauer Rose has welcomed corporate partner Elisabeth Baltay.

Zaiwalla & Co has announced the promotion of Leigh Crestohl, to partner. He has been with the firm for six years.

Commercial law firm Al Bawardi Critchlow has announced that it has changed its name to Costigan King and appointed managing Arianne King as chief executive officer,

DWF has appointed Mollie Stoker as group general counsel based in London. Stoker will be a member of DWF’s executive board with a responsibility to provide senior management with strategic legal advice whilst overseeing legal compliance and limiting risk.

Trowers & Hamlins has appointed Claire Larbey as in-house general counsel.

Payne Hicks Beach has appointed Edward Smith as an employed barrister within the dispute resolution department.

Taylor Vinters has announced three newly qualified solicitors in the London office: Hugo Christie (commercial and technology), Adam Legge (corporate) and Katie Allen (employment).

Rosenblatt Group plc has announced that Robert Parker joined the board as chief financial officer.

Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Leanne Keyte as a director in the financial services practice.

Jenner & Block has announced that Rob Dalling has joined the firm’s London office as a special counsel in its global investigations, compliance and defence practice.

Crowell & Moring has made a number of promotions to counsel including Edward Norman in the London office.

Nockolds LLP has announced the appointment of Simon Kenneally as senior associate in the firm’s commercial property team.

Brethertons has welcomed Enrique Green to its company commercial team.


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