Movers & Shakers: London

2019

April

CMS has appointed partner Steven Cochrane who joins the firm’s employment team in London.

DAC Beachcroft has appointed a new London-based partner, David Johnson.

Fieldfisher has elected David Wilkinson as its new senior partner with effect from 1 May 2019.

Bindmans LLP has appointed Amrit Rana as a partner in the private client practice.

BLM has appointed Stuart Evans as a partner and head of commercial litigation in London.

Osborne Clarke has welcomed tax litigation partner Ian Hyde to the firm.

Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Tim Maxwell and Rudy Capildeo as partners in the art law practice.

Macfarlanes has announced that Ian Cooke will be joining the firm as a partner in the private client property group.

Fieldfisher has hired a construction and projects team from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain.

King & Wood Mallesons has promoted Lequn (Joe) Su to partner in the firm’s banking and finance

Dentons has appointed Roger Matthews as a partner in the international trade practice. It has also announced that Bonnie Calnan is to join the London real estate team as a partner.

Latham & Watkins has promoted Jeremy Green to partner in the London office.

Mayer Brown has welcomed Michael Fiddy and Amy Jacks who join the restructuring, bankruptcy & insolvency practice in London as partners.

Baker McKenzie has hired Peter Lu as a partner and head of the China group in London, joining its London corporate practice.

Claire Keast-Butler has joined Cooley LLP as a partner in London.

Simon Thomas has joined Goodwin’s financial restructuring practice as a partner in the London office.

Paul Hastings has announced the addition of M&A infrastructure and energy partner Steven Bryan to its London office.

John Benjamin has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice group in the London office.

Andrew Hill, a dispute resolution partner specialising in securities litigation, has joined Fox Williams.

DWF has appointed Linda Fu to lead its London based China desk.

Peter Cadman, consultant at Russell-Cooke, has had his appointment to the Football Association

Premier League Panel (FAPL) renewed for a further three years.

Bindmans LLP has appointed Sheetul Sowdagur as an associate in the employment and professional discipline team.

Mackrell Turner Garrett has recruited solicitor Guvvy Sandhu to its corporate and commercial team as a consultant.

Barrister Marcus Lavell has joined the licensing team at Keystone Law.

Payne Hicks Beach has appointed Michael Parkinson as a consultant in the private client department based in London.

Bolt Burdon Kemp has appointed solicitor Leila Grove to its child brain injury team.

Leigh Day has welcomed solicitor Frankie Rhodes to its clinical negligence team.

McCarthy Denning has appointed Shariah law and Islamic finance expert, Sheikh Bilal Khan as a partner and global head of Islamic Finance.

Adam Fortune, an employed barrister, has joined Fox Williams’ dispute resolution practice.

SPG Law has appointed solicitor Christopher Neill to the firm.

Linklaters has announced 11 new partner elections in the London office: Sinead Casey, Charles Turner, Derek Tong, Tom Thorne; John Sheppard; Matthew Harding; Thomas, Thomas Quoroll; Rahul Manvatkar, Ross Schloeffel and Chris Stevenson.

Slaughter and May has announced the appointment of partner Harry Bacon in London.

Womble Bond Dickinson has appointed Audrey Koh as a partner in its London office where she will specialise in white collar crime.

Hogan Lovells has announced a number of management changes. In London Roberta Downey becomes sole head of the construction and engineering sub-practice.

Howard Kennedy has welcomed financial services regulation specialist James Kaufmann as a partner in its capital markets team and head of the financial regulation practice.

Jason Squire, a partner in the dispute resolution team at Ashfords, has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge.

Mishcon de Reya has appointed Neil Baylis as a partner in the firm’s competition group.

DWF has announced the appointment of Brendan Slack as a partner in the banking and finance group.

Gateley plc has launched a new private wealth practice in the City with the recruitment of partners Richard Jordan and Mark Pearce. It has also recruited corporate partner Oliver Harker.

Fieldfisher has recruited Elisabeth Blunsdon as a partner from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Hill Dickinson has appointed Beth Bradley as a partner in its London office.

Reed Smith has announced that restructuring and insolvency lawyer Mandip Englund has joined its financial industry group as a partner in London.

White & Case has appointed Richard Hill as a partner in the construction practice based in the London office.

Dechert has made a number of changes to its management team in London. Gus Black, who has been a member of the London management committee since 2016, has been made chair. It has also expanded its global funds practice with the appointment of London based partner, Thiha Tun.

Crowell & Moring has appointed Andrew Knight as a partner in its corporate and financial services practices.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that private equity funds lawyers Daniel Quinn and Aleksander Bakic will join the firm in London as partners.

BLM has appointed energy specialist, Sarah Drury, as a partner in the London market specialty group.

Fox Williams has announced that Rhys Griffiths, a travel law specialist, has been appointed as a partner and head of the travel group in the firm’s commerce and technology practice.

gunnercooke has appointed Simon Caltagirone as a partner in the business crime team.

Forsters has appointed Simon Blain as a family partner from Penningtons Manches.

Hill Dickinson has welcomed master mariner Kevin Austin to the firm as a legal director in London from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Barrister Sheena Cassidy Hope, a managing associate and PSL in the family department at Mishcon de Reya, has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit.

Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth has recruited solicitor Anoushka Parker to its residential property team in London

Browne Jacobson has promoted a number of new senior associates. In the London office they are Will Barrington (construction), Serene Allen and Willem Basson (commercial dispute resolution).

Osbornes Law has appointed Magdalena Knez as a member of the travel litigation service, dealing with accidents abroad.

Bargate Murray has appointed Dominic Bulfin as an associate in its superyacht, dispute resolution and aviation teams.

March

Freshfields has appointed partner Andrew Hart as its global head of dispute resolution.

Linklaters has appointed Claire Petheram as global practice head of Pensions.

Norton Rose Fulbright has announced the appointment of partners Jane Snoddy Smith and Dan Wagerfield as joint global heads of real estate.

Simmons & Simmons has expanded its banking practice with the hire of a new partner. James Taylor joins the firm’s banking team.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced the appointment of Simon Beddow as the new corporate deputy departmental managing partner.

Pinsent Masons has welcomed financial services partner Andrew Barber into the firm’s London office.

Bird & Bird has appointed Richard Sharman as a London-based partner in its banking & finance group/aviation & defence sector group.

Eversheds Sutherland has announced the appointment of partner Jon Baskerville who will be joining the firm’s corporate education practice in May 2019.

Ashurst has announced that Ruth Harris has been appointed London managing partner. Harris is a real estate finance partner in the London office. It has also announced that Simon Moore will be joining the firm in London as a partner.

Withers has hired Jo Sanders as the head of its London media and reputation team.

Helen Clarke has joined the London tax, trusts and estates team at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth.

Bevan Brittan has appointed James Cassidy as a partner to lead its specialist information law team, advising on data privacy, GDPR, data security breaches, cyber security, freedom of information and confidentiality.

Shoosmiths has appointed four new corporate partners: Ali Triptree, David Harrison, James Klein, Simon Briggs.

Trowers & Hamlins has recruited partner Louise Elmes into its construction litigation team in London.

Simon Spark has joined MFB as a partner.

Winckworth Sherwood has announced the appointment of senior charities lawyer Alison Talbot as a partner.

Macfarlanes has announced that Robert Ogilvy Watson will be joining the firm as a partner in its M&A practice.

Douglas Hawthorn, partner in the banking, restructuring & insolvency team at Michelmores, has been appointed as a vice chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Insolvency Section, Legislation and Policy Sub-Committee.

David Grant, based in Locke Lord’s London office, has been elected to the firm’s executive committee.

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has announced that Kathryn Cecil will be joining the firm as a partner in the finance practice and a member of the corporate department.

Mayer Brown has appointed Chris Chapman as a partner in the firm’s litigation & dispute resolution practice.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has announced that real estate finance lawyer Duncan Hubbard will be joining the firm as a partner.

Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced that Mark Thompson will join the firm as a private equity partner.

Stewarts Law has announced the launch of a new media disputes department which will be led by partner Patrick Dunaud and Ryan Dunleavy.

Taylor Rose TTKW has appointed David Webb as a partner.

Zaiwalla & Co has announced the promotion of Leigh Crestohl to partner.

Piusha Bose has re-joined Freshfields as counsel and co-head of its India group. He will be based in London.

Ashurst has announced the appointment of Robin Lawther and Wu Gang as independent board directors.

Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Erik Chamonte as a tax associate.

DAC Beachcroft has announced the appointment of Ian Starkey as a non-executive director to its LLP group board.

Mishcon de Reya has welcomed Funke Abimbola into a newly created role as director of operations for dispute resolution.

Two new solicitors have joined the London tax, trusts and estates team at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth: Jessica Fazzone & Omar Asfar.

Walkers has welcomed Sara Hall as senior counsel in its global regulatory and risk advisory practice group.

Sinclairslaw has appointed human rights solicitor Paul Conrathe as a senior consultant.

Trowers & Hamlins has announced it will be retaining ten of their trainees qualifying in Spring 2019. Eight of the newly qualified solicitors will be based in the firm’s London office. They are: Amelia Bugden, Charlotte Earl, Edward Henley, Julian Jarrett, Henna Malik, Lara Marsden, Sam Robinson and Sabah Shah.

Sidley Austin has announced that former European Medicines Agency (EMA) senior legal adviser Georgia Gavriilidou has joined the firm as counsel.

Linklaters has appointed Deepak Sitlani as UK head of derivatives and structured products for a four-year term with effect from 1 May 2019.

CMS has announced the appointment of Ed Kingsbury who joins the firm as a partner in its funds practice.

Freshfields has announced new leadership for its global financial investors (GFI) group. The changes will see Charles Hayes take the helm as joint leader of the GFI group globally.

DAC Beachcroft has recruited partner Chris Wall as head of banking.

Howard Kennedy has welcomed Ed John as a partner to the firm’s real estate litigation team.

BDB Pitmans has appointed Tristan Ward as a partner in its private wealth department.

Dentons has appointed Eleanor Hart as a pensions partner in London.

Morrison & Foerster has announced that Christopher Kandel will be joining the firm’s London office as a partner in its finance practice.

Dentons has expanded its derivatives practice with the hire of two partners: Luke Whitmore & Yusuf Battiwala.

Reed Smith has appointed Elle Todd as a partner in London.

Crowell & Moring LLP has hired three new partners to its London office: Robin Baillie, Paul Muscutt, and Cathryn Williams.

Poupak Anjomshoaa has joined the Baker Botts’ litigation and international arbitration and dispute resolution practices as a London-based partner.

Latham & Watkins has announced that Neil Ferguson has joined as a partner in the corporate department and a member of the real estate practice.

Enyo Law has appointed Richard Levett, a commercial litigation and business crime specialist, as a partner.

Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP has announced that Eesha Arora will be promoted to partner from 1 May 2019.

Harold Benjamin Solicitors has appointed Ray Oshry as head of commercial property.

Penningtons Manches has hired private client partner Ryan Myint into its private wealth group.

Elizabeth Ruddick, a member of the immigration department at Wilson Solicitors LLP, has been appointed as a fee-paid judge sitting in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).

Myles Mantle, a project development and finance lawyer, has joined Haynes and Boone’s London office as a partner in the energy practice group.

Hodge Jones & Allen has appointed partner Joseph Nicholls as head of the firm’s employment department.

Davies and Partners has announced that chief executive Ewan Lockhart has been reaccredited to the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) clinical negligence panel for a further five years.

Bivonas has appointed Cindy Dorrington as managing partner of the firm.

Allen & Overy has appointed Tom Lodder as managing director of A&O Consulting.

Bradley Richardson has joined Linklaters employment & incentives team in London as counsel.

Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Kerry Stares as pro bono legal director.

Fox Williams has appointed Sebastian Sayer as a senior associate in the firm’s financial services team.

Boodle Hatfield has appointed Laurence Morgan as a senior associate in its private client team.

Hazel Wright, of Hunters Solicitors, has been reaccredited by the Family Mediation Council as a specialist family mediator. She has worked as a mediator for 25 years and was first accredited in 1998.

Duncan Lewis has announced that immigration director Jenna McKinney has been appointed as a fee-paid judge at the First-tier Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber.

Hodge Jones & Allen has welcomed criminal defence solicitor Chloe Hartnell to the firm as an associate.

Hall Brown Family Law has recruited solicitor Izzy Walsh as head of its London office.

February

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.

January

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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