Movers & Shakers: London

2019

November

  • Linklaters has announced that Chris Smale will be joining as a partner in the London tax practice.
  • Simmons & Simmons has recruited Kirsty Barnes, who joins as a partner in the firm’s international banking practice.
  • CMS has appointed pensions specialist Tim Green to the firm as a partner.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has recruited Giles Dennison, a corporate partner with over 20 years’ experience, into its London M&A practice.
  • Hill Dickinson has appointed Rebecca Hunt as a partner in the firm’s health litigation team.
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys has announced the promotion to partner of Marieta van Straaten in the London office.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has promoted Jason Freedman to partner in the firm’s corporate restructuring and insolvency group.
  • Taylor Wessing has appointed Paolo Palmigiano as a partner in its financial services and competition group.
  • Taylor Wessing has appointed Colin McCall to the partnership.
  • Taylor Wessing has appointed Liz Wilson as a partner in its tax and incentives practice.
  • Dentons has appointed employment law specialist Purvis Ghani as a partner in its London office.
  • Arnold & Porter has appointed Dr Beatriz San Martin as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice.
  • Latham & Watkins has announced a number of partner promotions. In the London office, Manoj Bhundia, Neil Campbell, Stuart Davis, Beatrice Lo and David Ziyambi.
  • Patrick Mitchell has joined Latham & Watkins’ London office as a partner in the entertainment, sports & media practice.
  • Mayer Brown has expanded its tax transactions & consulting practice with the addition of Matthew Mortimer, who joins the firm as a partner in London.
  • Ropes & Gray has promoted Elizabeth Todd to partner in its London office.
  • Energy lawyer Rob Patterson has joined Haynes and Boone LLP as a partner in the London office.
  • Tracey Dovaston, the managing director and head of litigation investigations and enforcement for the EME region at Barclays, is joining the partnership of Boies Schiller Flexner (UK) LLP.
  • Brown Rudnick LLP has appointed Charlotte Møller and Monika Lorenzo- Perez as partners in London.
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has welcomed Ben Fryer as a partner in the firm’s tax practice group in London.
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that Michelle Kirschner has joined the firm’s London office as a partner.
  • Matt Evans, a partner in Jones Day’s antitrust & competition law practice, began his term as chair of the Competition Section of the Law Society of England and Wales on 1 November 2019.
  • McDermott Will & Emery has announced that Tom Whelan has joined its London office as a partner.
  • Proskauer has announced a number of partner promotions. In the London office, Daniel Hendon and Kirsten Lapham.
  • Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP has announced that Julianne Hughes- Jennett has joined the firm as a partner in the London office.
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has announced that George Knighton has joined the firm’s corporate practice as an M&A partner in the London office.
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has hired M&A and corporate finance partner Kurt Ma to its London corporate team.
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced that Jenny Doak is set to join the firm as a tax partner in the London office.
  • Fasken Martineau has welcomed new partner Guy Winter to its London office to join the firm’s global energy, mining and finance & securities groups.
  • Collyer Bristow has appointed Tulin Hamit as a partner in the tax and estate planning team.
  • Devonshires has welcomed Michael Wharfe back to the firm as a partner in its construction and engineering practice.
  • Fladgate has expanded its private wealth team with the appointment of partner Mark Spash from Blake Morgan where he was head of private client law.
  • Keystone Law has appointed Fei Mao to its marine and shipping and dispute resolution teams.
  • TLT has appointed Richard Hughes as banking and finance partner in London.
  • Cripps Pemberton Greenish has recruited Melanie Stancliffe as a partner in its employment team in London.
  • Edwin Coe has announced that Matthew Barnett has joined the firm as a partner in the private client team.
  • Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP has announced that Paul Whitehead will join the firm as a partner in early 2020.
  • Didlaw Ltd has appointed employment law barrister Elizabeth George to the firm as legal director and barrister.
  • Avonhurst has announced that Tina Fordham is set to join the firm as head of global political strategy and partner.
  • DLA Piper is welcoming back Joanne Owen as a partner in its London real estate practice on 4 November 2019.
  • DWF has recruited Andrew Jacobs as a partner and head of regulatory consulting.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has announced the hire of Paul Fleming, who has joined as a partner in the firm’s London restructuring practice from Dechert.
  • Womble Bond Dickinson has promoted a number of managing associates and associates. The new managing associate in London is Paul Hunter.
  • Clifford Chance has appointed Sophie Schwass as regional chief operating officer for the UK.
  • Irwin Mitchell has announced the appointment of Susana Berlevy as its new chief people officer (CPO).
  • Ben Bennett has joined Shoosmiths as chief operating officer, the first incumbent of this newly created role.
  • Hill Dickinson has announced the promotion of 19 lawyers to senior associate, with effect from 1 November 2019. The newly promoted senior associates are  Jack Delaney, Francois De Lange and Sam Hudson, Abeywardana, Chantelle Gough, Lydia Shelton, Rosie Goncare and Trudie Protopapas.
  • Leigh Day has welcomed two newly- qualified solicitors on the successful completion of their training contracts – Katharina Theil and Toby Wilton.
  • Taylor Wessing has promoted Edward Cooper to senior counsel.
  • Latham & Watkins has promoted William Lam to counsel.
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP has elected Paul Stuart to counsel.
  • Proskauer has welcomed Aranpreet Randhawa as special funds counsel in London.
  • Six trainees have qualified at Devonshires – William O’Brien, Merrik Morgan, Katie Grohmann, Harry Petrou, Yaasica Hamilton-Haye and Maral Zarrinmehr.
  • Charlotte Wilding has joined Kemp Little as head of trade marks in the IP & technology disputes team.
  • Sacker & Partners has hired Joseph Wood and Caroline Marshall as associates.
  • Greenwoods GRM LLP has welcomed solicitor Chelsie Thompson to its regulatory and compliance team.
  • Wilson Solicitors LLP has welcomed five newly-qualified solicitors to the firm - Tim Davies, Rebecca Kuehler, Michael Goldin, Becky Cutler, and Rebecca Harrigan. They all join the immigration department.
  • Edwin Coe has announced the appointment of Anna Ridley as an associate.
  • Corporate, banking and finance lawyer Sherif Hampton, and his colleague Sonia Cheng who specialises in immigration and commercial contracts, have joined Excello Law.
  • Doyle Clayton, a specialist workplace law and advisory firm, has appointed Jonathan Duckworth as a consulting HR director.
  • Brahams Dutt Badrick French (BDBF) has recently appointed three employment lawyers – Amanda Steadman, Hannah Lynn and Melvyna Mumunie.
  • A number of solicitors have accepted full-time positions at MW Solicitors, following the completion of their training contracts - Chung and Chloë Louise Howes, Luke Canavan, Nina Koushi and Sonia Jain.
  • John Crowley has qualified as a solicitor at Leigh Day.
  • DKLM has appointed Hilesh Chavda as head of private client.
  • The London office of Gateley Legal has announced the appointment of two new partners, Kenneth Maxwell to the banking and finance team and Martin Montgomery to the corporate team.
  • Lee Sennett has joined the corporate restructuring and advisory team at Shoosmiths.
  • Andrew Henderson is set to join Macfarlanes in early 2020.
  • Proskauer has announced the arrival of Warren Allan as a partner in its global private funds practice.
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has appointed Adam Lambert as a partner in the employment and labor group.
  • White & Case has elected a number of new partners, Charbel Abou Charaf is a partner in the global mergers and acquisitions practice. Jonathan Brierley is a partner in the global international arbitration practice. Anneka Randhawa is a partner in the global white collar practice.
  • Reed Smith has announced that Colin Baker will join the firm as a partner in its financial industry group.
  • Steptoe & Johnson has appointed Zoe Osborne as a partner in the international regulation and compliance group.
  • Sidley Austin has announced that Eleanor Shanks will join the firm in London as a partner.
  • Fladgate has appointed Elliot Lewis as a partner in the firm’s construction team.
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that private equity partner Weyinmi Popo will join the firm’s London office.
  • Jones Day has welcomed James Pickavance as a partner in the firm’s London disputes practice.
  • Milbank has appointed Mona Vaswani as a partner in the litigation & arbitration team.
  • Seddons has promoted associate Ahmed Ajina to immigration partner.
  • Seddons has welcomed commercial litigation and arbitration specialist, Aoife Keane, who has joined the firm’s dispute resolution department as a partner.
  • Cathryn Vanderspar has joined Travers Smith as a consultant in its tax department.
  • DMH Stallard has appointed Rebecca Thornley-Gibson as a partner in the employment group based in London.
  • Thrings has announced a number of promotions at the firm. In the firm’s London office Karen Whitburn has been promoted to partner.
  • Kemp Little has announced that Matthew Irvine has joined the firm as an IT disputes partner.
  • The London office of Gateley Capitus has appointed capital allowances specialist, Steven Bone, as a director.
  • Associate Yousafa Hazara has joined Irwin Mitchell’s London tax, trusts and estates team, which focuses on international tax, from Howard Kennedy.
  • Slater and Gordon has announced three new hires in its clinical negligence offering. Madeline Seibert who joins the firm as technical director of clinical negligence.
  • Shakespeare Martineau has announced a number of senior promotions. Sara Gibbs Gareth Hegarty have been promoted to legal directors.
  • Burness Paull has appointed Malcolm Wood, a boardroom governance specialist, as a consultant.
  • Ashfords LLP has hired Cynthia Ma as a legal director in the firm’s financial services team in London.
  • Thrings has announced a number of promotions at the firm. In the firm’s London office, senior conveyancing executive Matthew Uncle has been promoted to legal director.
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett has recruited a new solicitor, Harriet Jones, to its corporate department.
  • Faegre Baker Daniels has promoted Hans-Christian Mehrens and Christina Mouktari to associates in the firm’s London office.
  • MBM Commercial has welcomed senior associate Caroline Urban to its London office.
  • Edwin Coe has appointed Charlotte Harding-Carroll to its corporate and commercial team.
  • The employment team at Simons Muirhead & Burton has welcomed Sundeep Rathod as a senior associate and head of business immigration.
  • Elliott Rolfe has joined the cannabis law team at Mackrell Turner Garrett.
  • Farrer & Co has appointed Mary Breen as schools adviser.
  • Walkers has welcomed Ekaterina Harrison as a senior associate in the firm’s regulatory & risk advisory group in London.
  • Mourant associate, Sophie Denman, has qualified as a trust and estate practitioner (TEP) upon completion of the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management with distinction, obtaining full membership with STEP.
  • Abbiss Cadres has appointed Doug Stratton as a director in its integrated tax team.
  • Simpson Millar has welcomed the addition of Maya Bhatiani.

October

  • Allen & Overy has hired employment specialist, Vicky Wickremeratne, as a partner in London.
  • Simmons & Simmons has announced the appointment of energy and infrastructure lawyer, Alex Blomfield to join as partner.
  • Weightmans has appointed Paul Ryman-Tubb as a member of the insurance team.
  • CMS has appointed Angela Greenough as a partner in the firm’s financial services regulatory team.
  • Restructuring and insolvency partner, Richard Pallot-Cook, has joined Dentons’ UK banking and finance team in London.
  • Davitt Jones Bould has appointed Nigel Heilpern as a partner. The firm has appointed Nick Martel as a non-executive director. The firm has also promoted Geoffrey Lander to nonexecutive chairman.
  • Media and entertainment law firm, Bray & Krais Solicitors, has announced the arrivals of Andrew Forbes, consultant, and Simon Goodbody, partner.
  • TLT has expanded its financial services regulatory practice with the appointment of Angela Hayes and Robin Penfold as partners in its London office.
  • City lawyer, Jonathan Metliss has been appointed chairman of Axiom Stone.
  • Ernst & Young (EY) has promoted Terence Devane, Mark Hough and Matthew Whalley to associate partners in the UK law team.
  • Capsticks has expanded its housing team with paralegals, James Aronsson and Lucy Savage, and solicitors Wilson Tang and Wilton Thomas.
  • Media law practice, Reviewed & Cleared, has announced that Miceal Mylvaganam will join the business.
  • Levison Meltzer Pigott has welcomed newly-qualified solicitor Patrick Dunsmore to the firm.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has retained three trainees: Emily Woodwark, Sorcha Finucane and Claudia Campbell-Hewson.
  • Devonshires has welcomed solicitor Isabelle Price-Fatton to its banking, governance and corporate team.
  • Harold Benjamin has welcomed Chris Warenius as a legal director in the firm’s property development & planning team.
  • Stowe Family Law LLP has appointed Sue Nightingale as director of forensic accounting.
  • Euclid Law has announced that Natalie Greenwood has joined the London office as counsel.
  • Ernst & Young (EY) has appointed Craig Stevenson as a corporate partner in the UK law team.
  • Gregg Latchams has appointed David Morris as head of construction.
  • Riaa Barker Gillette has appointed Vandana Chitroda as a partner in the family team based in London.
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards has appointed Rosie Browne to join the regulatory compliance team.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed David Halliwell to the newly created position of director.
  • EC3 Legal has announced the arrival of Gavin Coull as partner and head of reinsurance.
  • Clyde & Co has appointed Nuno Frota as a consultant in its London trade & commodities team.
  • Devonshires has appointed Hannah Langford as a partner in the firm’s real estate and projects team.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has appointed Nicholas Bennett as a partner within the firm’s family department.
  • Blaser Mills has expanded its London office with the appointment of senior lawyer Olu Ajasa who will oversee the expansion of the commercial litigation team.
  • Hausfeld & Co LLP partners Scott Campbell and Lianne Craig have respectively been appointed head of competition disputes and head of commercial disputes in London.
  • Clyde & Co has appointed Andrew Yarwood as a partner in its London marine cargo group.
  • McCarthy Denning has announced the arrival of a new partner, Dr Werner Meier.
  • Fieldfisher has recruited Paul Stockley as its new co-head of oil and gas.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Natalie Sherborn as a partner in the white collar crime & investigations team in London.
  • Lawrence Stephens Solicitors has welcomed two new partners, David Freedman and Glen Bayliss.
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced that David Avery-Gee will join the firm as an M&A partner in the London office.
  • Dentons has hired Simon Middleton as a partner in the firms UK banking and finance practice in London.
  • Dentons has hired Paul Doris as a partner in the firm’s corporate team in London.
  • Reed Smith has appointed Nick Austin as a partner in the firm’s transportation industry group.
  • Enyo Law has appointed Evgeniya Rubinina as a partner.
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced a number of promotions, effective 1 October 2019.
  • Clyde & Co has announced the appointment of Matthew Kelsall as its new chief executive officer.
  • McCarthy Denning has announced the arrival of new partner Asif Ahmed.
  • Osborne Clarke has appointed James Tarleton as a partner.
  • Taylor Wessing has announced the appointment of arbitration specialist Nick Storrs as a partner.
  • HFW has hired Asheesh Das as a partner in the firm’s aviation finance practice.
  • Chris Williamson has joined accountancy firm Price Bailey as a tax partner in its Mayfair office.
  • Clifford Chance has announced that Richard Crosby will be joining the firm’s global corporate team and financial institutions group as partner.
  • Allen & Overy has appointed financial services regulation specialist, Knox McIlwain, as a partner.
  • CMS has appointed competition litigation specialist Kenny Henderson as a partner.
  • Ashurst has appointed Ruby Hamid as a partner in its dispute resolution team based in London.
  • Womble Bond Dickinson has appointed Edward Stone as a partner in its private wealth team in London.
  • Womble Bond Dickinson is launching an independent claims handling operation for all financial lines claims, to be led by David Clark.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Nicole Jadeja as a partner in the life sciences team based in London.
  • Shoosmiths has appointed John Hartley as a partner in the financial crime and regulatory team.
  • Weightmans has welcomed two new partners to its energy and utilities team. Levent Gurdenli and Jim Jordan have extensive experience in the energy sector and will be based in the London office.
  • Collyer Bristow has appointed James Austen as a partner in the tax and estate planning team.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has appointed Simon Ovenden as a capital markets partner in the London office.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has appointed aviation finance specialist Pete O’Hare as a partner.
  • Mishcon de Reya has announced that Ben Brandon will join as a partner in the white collar crime and investigations team in September 2019.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed Paul Dunbar as a partner in the property litigation team.           
  • Penningtons Manches Cooper has appointed senior financial services litigator Michael Brown as a partner.
  • Irwin Mitchell has announced three senior hires in its national real estate practice. In London, Paul Henson is joining as a partner and will be leading the firm’s real estates disputes practice in London.
  • Bevan Brittan has recruited a number of new partners including Dalee Kaur in the London office. Mark Paget Skelin also joins the London office having previously been a partner at Capsticks.
  • TLT has appointed contentious insolvency expert and Indian insolvency specialist Kanika Kitchlu-Connolly as a partner.
  • Reed Smith has welcomed Iqbal Hussain as life sciences transactional partner.
  • Baker McKenzie has appointed Marc Florent, a banking litigation specialist, as a partner in its dispute resolution practice
  • DLA Piper has appointed Nick Hipwell as a partner in its employment practice, based in London.
  • DLA Piper has appointed Amrit McLean as a partner in London to launch the firm’s pensions de-risking offering.
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has appointed two new partners in its private equity practice in London.
  • Debt finance partner Michael Gustafson has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in London.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Ian Yeo as a banking partner in the financial services practice based in London.
  • Mateja Maher has joined Sidley Austin as a partner in its investment funds practice.
  • McDermott Will & Emery has appointed London partner Andrew Savage as a co-chair of the firm’s international arbitration and dispute resolution group.
  • Morrison & Foerster has announced that Chiraag Shah has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in its litigation department.
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that Chris Horton will join the London office as a partner in the corporate department.
  • McGuireWoods LLP has announced the arrival of London partners Lee Cullinane, who will lead the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) finance group, and Marc Naidoo.
  • Tom Epps has joined Cooley LLP’s London office as a partner.
  • Goodwin has welcomed Robert Young to the firm’s tax practice as a partner in London.
  • David Herbert has joined Locke Lord’s London office as a partner in the firm’s business litigation and dispute resolution practice group.
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has announced that corporate advisor Ed Lukins has joined the firm as a partner based in London.
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has appointed Tim Thomas as a partner in its financial crime team.
  • Gardner Leader has appointed Noor Kadhim as a partner in its dispute resolution team.
  • Kemp Little has welcome Farina Azam as a partner in its London office.
  • Walkers has announced a number of new partner promotions.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has promoted the following to legal director in London: Charlotte Fallon (corporate & commercial); Natalie Hewitt (finance & projects); Natasha Winter, Daniella Smith and Sivan Daniels (litigation); and Matt Lucas (real estate). Promoted to managing associate: Jonathan Davies and Andrew Carter (corporate & commercial); Natalie Barron, Cerys Poolis and Ben Rayner (finance & projects; Ben Burnham, Josianne El Antoury, Alex Unger and Neeta Chityal (litigation); Marcel Marquardt, Sarah Hodge and Phil Milsom (real estate) and Ellen Catherall (AGID).
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Melina Efstathiou as head of litigation technology.
  • Irwin Mitchell has announced three senior hires in its national real estate practice.
  • Russell-Cooke has announced three newly qualified solicitors. Emily MacDonald has qualified into the corporate and commercial team. Lauren Cormack has qualified into the commercial litigation and regulation team. Harriet Collins has qualified into the family team. Zaid Dadah is now an associate in the insolvency team. Jannine Jenkins is now an associate with the employment team.
  • Ashfords has promoted two new Associates, Ruth Gibson and Connor Pierce, in its construction and infrastructure and restructuring and insolvency law client teams.
  • Ashfords has given out a number of newly qualified positions with the firm from including Iona Jones (corporate) and Adam Woodhouse (trusts & estates) in London.
  • Walkers has promoted Ian Williams (investment funds) to senior counsel.
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur has appointed Nicole O’Reilly and Hope Davis-McCallion to its healthcare providers team.
  • Baker McKenzie has appointed former Ropes & Gray partner Tony Horspool as a consultant in the banking and finance team specialising in restructuring.
  • King & Wood Mallesons has announced the promotion of Natalie Quinlivan to of counsel.
  • Stewarts Law has announced that all seven of its trainees from the 2017 intake have accepted positions as associates including Kirsty Bourke (competition litigation), Shereen Zaki (competition litigation), Aleks Valkov (commercial litigation), Zara Okereafor (commercial litigation), Cécile Perrault (tax litigation and investigations) and Elizabeth Biggs (divorce and family).
  • Edwin Coe has appointed associates Lauren Tillott to its construction team and Olivia Selley to its employment team.
  • Reviewed & Cleared has announced that Emily Barber will join the business from Channel 4’s legal and compliance team.
  • Avonhurst has announced it will be joined by a new head of network relationships, Dutch lawyer Carolina Daubeney-Bruil.

September

  • Simmons & Simmons has appointed new leadership in its dispute resolution team. Paul Baker, Will take on the role of dispute resolution national practice head for the UK.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has announced the appointment of Claire Stockford as a partner in the commercial dispute resolution practice.
  • Planning specialist, Karen Howard has joined Shoosmiths’ real estate team as a partner.
  • Ince has announced the appointment of Nick Goldstone and Michael Volikas as joint managing partners in London.
  • Winston & Strawn has hired transportation finance lawyer Alison Weal as a partner in the firm’s London office.
  • Ali Ramadan has joined Goodwin as a partner in the London office.
  • Proskauer has welcomed Leith Moghli as a partner in its private funds practice, based in London.
  • McCarthy Denning has welcomed Adrian Brown as a partner.
  • McCarthy Denning has appointed Ashley Wright as partner in the firm’s energy practice.
  • Capsticks has promoted Gerard Aston to partner in the London office.
  • Rosalind Cullis has joined Maples Teesdale’s real estate team as a partner.
  • Sacker & Partners has promoted Joanna Smith, Tom Jackman and Ferdinand Lovett to the partnership.
  • Mandie Sewa has been appointed as head of business immigration at Clarke Willmott, where she joins as a partner.
  • Mike Bell has joined Freeths’ family wealth team as a partner.
  • Freeths has announced that Iain Bowler has joined the firm’s commercial group in London, as a partner.
  • Three new partners, James Wyatt, Emmanuel Amos and Ian Frost, have joined new advisory firm Avonhurst.
  • Withers has appointed Gillian Johnson as head of its UK pensions team.
  • Sacker & Partners has promoted KatyHarries and Adeline Chapman to associate director.
  • Meanwhile, Sackers has promoted Kirsty Pake and Andrew Worthington to senior associate.
  • Shearman & Sterling has promoted three lawyers to counsel in its London office. They are: Alastair Goldrein (financial restructuring & insolvency); Tsegaye Laurendeau (international arbitration)and Margaret Ryan (international arbitration and public international law)
  • Osbornes Law has announced that five solicitors will become associates in its latest round of promotions. The five are: Claire Andrews (family); Nicola Hall (personal injury); Patricia McCaffrey (personal injury); Alex McMahon (housing & social care); and Jo Wong (housing & social care).
  • Three lawyers have joined Slater and Gordon’s London family law team. Joining as a senior associate Elizabeth Cookson, Venisha Shah and Laura Flanagan.
  • Irpreet Kohli has joined Freeths as a director in the firm’s family wealth department, in the London office.
  • Fieldfisher has announced that Peter Golden will join the firm as head of the private client team in the autumn.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has hired of Tatiana Minaeva as a new partner in its commercial & financial disputes team.
  • Avonhurst has announced it will be joined by new partner, Marco Crosignani. Qualified in New York, England and Wales and Italy, Crosignani’s practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, distressed credit transactions and financial regulation.
  • Morgan Lewis has welcomed corporate lawyer Ayesha Waheed, who focuses on international energy and infrastructure transactions, as a partner based in London.
  • Maples and Calder has announced the  appointment of Heidi de Vries as the managing partner of its London office.
  • Wedlake Bell has appointed William Granger as a partner to help spearhead the employment team.
  • Kennedys has announced a number of new hires. Paul Castellani joins the firm’s London office.
  • Bird & Bird has appointed Tim Spillane as a partner in its international employment group to focus on contentious employment and trade secret matters.
  • King & Wood Mallesons has appointed Stewart Worthy as an M&A and private equity transactions partner in the London corporate team.
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has welcomed Hannah Roscoe as a partner in its energy and infrastructure practice in London.
  • Dawson Cornwell has announced that Catherine Thomas has joined the firm as a partner.
  • BDB Pitmans has appointed Richard Marsh as a partner in its planning, infrastructure and public law team.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed two legal technologists within its real estate practice group. Mark Collins and Kate Perevoshchikova are both qualified lawyers.
  • Reed Smith has appointed Adam Curphey as the firm’s innovation engagement manager based in London.
  • Lee & Thompson has welcomed a number of new associates. Matthew Maclachlan joins the dispute resolution department. Damian McParland joins the film and TV department, Richard Burnham joins the digital and technology team.
  • Faegre Baker Daniels has appointed Sergey Kvitkin as an associate in the London office.
  • Level, the independent lending boutique which specialises in family litigation finance, has appointed Neil Purslow as Non-Executive Director as it gears up for the next phase of growth.  Neil is a leading litigation funding expert and co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Therium, a global provider of litigation finance and arbitration funding.  He is also a board member of the Association of Litigation Funders, the self-regulatory body for the litigation funding industry in England and Wales, of which Therium is a founding member.   He takes up the role as Level seeks to broaden its offering beyond family law and into new areas of funding including probate cases.

August

  • Ashurst has appointed Adrian Lawrence as a partner in its project finance team in London
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Jon Tweedale as co-head of international arbitration.
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Ashley Hill as a partner in its London tax, trusts and estates team.
  • Energy sector lawyers Mark Aspinall and Paul Sinnott have joined the commodities team at Hill Dickinson in London as partners from Eversheds Sutherland.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has announced the appointment of Simon Ridpath as the firm’s next managing partner.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed Sophie Dworestzsky as a partner in its tax, trusts & succession team in London.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed Blair Adams as a partner in its employment team.
  • Russell-Cooke has announced the promotion of two senior associates to the partnership.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) has hired Paul Bagon as a partner in its restructuring and insolvency team.
  • Withers has promoted a number of associates to partner. Promoted in the London office, Hugh More (employment).
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that Gavin Weir will join the firm as a partner in its London office.
  • Vedder Price has welcomed Andrew Harris as a partner in the firm’s finance and transactions group in London.
  • David Savage has joined Stewarts Law’s financial crime team as a partner.
  • Seddons has appointed Lara Nyman as a property disputes partner.
  • Seddons has announced that Juliet Baboolal has become a partner in the real estate finance team, and Thomas White has become a partner in the commercial property team.
  • Matheson has appointed Sharon Daly as head of its London office
  • Addleshaw Goddard has expanded its global investigations team with the appointment of senior regulatory investigations lawyer Sarah Thomas who joins the London office.
  • Travers Smith has announced the promotion of four senior counsel as part of its 2019 promotion round. The new senior counsel and their principal areas are: Ashley Avery (commercial, IP & technology), Karen Sahota (pensions) and Jonathan Woodall (tax)
  • Rahman Ravelli has appointed senior associate Niall Hearty to its London-based corporate and business crime team
  • Keystone Law has welcomed two new solicitors to its employment team: Anna Law and Sarah-Jane Watson.
  • Keystone Law has hired five senior lawyers to join its corporate and commercial teams. Christopher Gabbitas,  Tim Deacon, Amy O’Connor, Jon Moorhouse and Charles Frank
  • Charities lawyer, Neasa Coen has joined Forsters.
  • Expatriate Law has expanded its family law team with the appointment of Melanie Bataillard-Samuel.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Christopher Akinrele as a partner in the banking team.
  • TLT has expanded its banking and finance team with the appointment of Marc Gilston as a partner in London.
  • Womble Bond Dickinson has appointed James Borshell as a partner in the firm’s London office.
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur has welcomed partner Alan Meneghetti to its corporate team.
  • Fragomen LLP has elected a number of new partners including Louise Haycock and Siobhan Owers in London.
  • Dentons has appointed Adriana Cotter as a corporate insurance partner based in London.
  • Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has announced that Sarbajeet Nag will join the London office as a partner in the European leveraged finance & capital markets group.
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced that Paul Stewart will be joining the firm as a banking & finance partner in the London office.
  • K&L Gates has appointed Tim Webb and Emma Maher as real estate partners in its London office.
  • Faegre Baker Daniels has appointed Adrian Jones as a partner in the business litigation group based in London.
  • Hempsons has announced a number of senior promotions. In London, Harjit Talwar and Elizabeth Thomas have both been promoted to partner.
  • Geldards has welcomed Adam Friel as a partner and head of education law in its London office.
  • Hewitsons has appointed Nick Fothergill as a partner in the corporate team based in the London office.
  • Deloitte Legal has announced the appointment of two new partners, Andrew Lilley and Liz Pierson.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Liam Diggins as a legal director in its London indirect real estate practice.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed immigration specialist Kezia Daley as a senior associate to its private client and tax team.
  • Gowling WLG has announced a number of promotions to legal director. In London they are: Kate Cunningham, Victoria Rowland, Simon Wade, Mathilda Davidson and Jenny Davies. Meanwhile, the firm has promoted Ian Chapman Curry to PSL legal director in London.
  • King & Wood Mallesons has welcomed real estate, energy and projects lawyer John Danahy to the London office.
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has announced that Simon Walsh has joined the firm’s London office.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has welcomed Daisy Minns Shearer as an associate in its family law team.
  • Hempsons has announced a number of senior promotions. In London, Yvonne- Claire Bagnall and Catherine Melia have been promoted to associate.
  • Michael Conn Goldsobel has appointed Emma Gross as head of its employment department

July

  • Simmons & Simmons has appointed Tomoko Ikawa as a transfer pricing partner (non-lawyer) in the corporate tax group based in the London office.
  • Simon Gwynne has joined Norton Rose Fulbright as a banking partner in its UK rail team in London.
  • Kennedys has hired a 12-strong insurance coverage and disputes team. Joining the firm’s London office from Norton Rose Fulbright, are three partners, Patrick Foss, Chris Zavos and Jo Ward
  • Gateley Plc has made a number of promotions across the firm. Charles Jones, from human capital consultants, Kiddy & Partners (acquired by Gateley in 2018), has been promoted to partner and Helen Baker and Carina Derrick have both been promoted to principal consultants.
  • Bindmans has announced the promotion of three partners. Charlotte Haworth Hird,  Olivia Piercy and  Anna Thwaites.
  • BLM has welcomed three new partners to the firm. In the London office, Deirdre Burgess has joined the catastrophic injury team and Dileep Pisharody has joined the firm’s professional and financial risks group.
  • Chris Heath has joined Dentons hotels practice in London as a partner.
  • Sidley Austin has announced that Nigel Wilson has joined the firm in London as a partner in its capital markets practice.
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has announced that Jonathan Rosen has joined the firm as a partner in its tax group in London.
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced that three partners in the London office, Cécile Beurrier, Christopher Boyne, and Timothy McIver.
  • Faegre Baker Daniels has added Amy Comer, as a partner, to its corporate practice in London.
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has appointed John Conlin and Rod Chooramun as partners in the oil and gas practice within the international energy practice based in London. Also joining the oil and gas practice is associate Jess Lever.
  • MFB has announced the promotion to partner of Matthew Montgomery, with effect from 1 June 2019.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has promoted Ane Vernon (dispute resolution) and Howard Taylor (corporate) to partner.
  • Boodle Hatfield has appointed Rajeev Joshi as a partner in its real estate team.
  • Russell-Cooke has appointed Martin Rackstraw as a partner in the firm’s fraud and criminal litigation department.
  • Collyer Bristow has announced a number of promotions across the firm. Samara Dutton and James Cook are to become partners in the firm’s private wealth offering.
  • Bracewell’s London office has welcomed partner Nina Howell to its energy team.
  • Simpson Millar has expanded its Court of Protection team with the appointment of partner Gillian de Freitas.
  • Farrer & Co has appointed Anna Birtwistle as a partner in the firm’s employment team.
  • Gordon Dadds has appointed Melanie Hart as a partner in the dispute resolution team.
  • Northridge has announced the hire of new partner Melanie Ellis, who joins the firm alongside associate Tom Edmonds from specialist gambling firm Harris Hagan.
  • Schillings has promoted three new partners. Juliet Young Gillian Duffy and Ben Hobbs
  • Mackrell Turner Garrett has appointed two new solicitors. Rozia Ali and Jim Richards come with specialist expertise in the areas of property litigation and family law respectively.
  • Kennedys has hired an insurance coverage and disputes team in London. Joining from Norton Rose Fulbright, are senior associates Amy Byrne, Anna Haigh and Debbie Larkin; and associates Jake Hooper, Imogen Lowe, Suzy Oakley and Rachel Pearce. They join along with partners Patrick Foss, Chris Zavos and Jo Ward.
  • Collyer Bristow has announced a number of promotions across the firm. Charlie Fowler (private wealth) has been promoted to senior associate, whilst Mette Marie Kennedy and Chandni Rani (both intellectual property) become senior associates.
  • Gateley Plc has made a number of promotions across the firm. Emily Drake (restructuring) has been promoted to legal director in London.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has promoted four new associates. Emily Hewlett and Melissa Ellis are members of the private client department. Tom Quinn and Joshua Moger have been promoted in the family department.
  • Payne Hicks Beach appointed Elias Choueifati as an assistant solicitor in the corporate department.
  • Mishcon de Reya has announced that Stephanie Liston has joined the firm as senior counsel to lead the cross-disciplinary regulatory practice.
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has promoted Riley Graebner (corporate) to counsel.
  • McCann FitzGerald has announced a number of appointments at the firm. Louise Delahunty joins as a consultant in the investigations team in London.
  • Paul McFarlane has joined Capsticks employment team as a legal director.
  • Harbottle & Lewis has announced the promotion of six associates to the position of senior associate, Lidia Cantele (family) , Raffaella De Santis (technology, media & entertainment), Jonathan Hewitt (property), Natasha Hibbert (reputation protection), Charlie Thompson (employment) and Alasdair Wilson (private capital).
  • Taylor Vinters has announced a number of promotions across the firm. In the London office Nessa C. Barry has been promoted to senior associate.
  • Simon Massey, previously head of commercial real estate at Tollers LLP, has recently joined Keystone Law.
  • Northridge has announced the appointment of Tom Edmonds, who joins as an associate along with new partner Melanie Ellis.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Zoe Connor, former partner at Haynes and Boone, as a partner in its City funds finance and speciality finance practices, based in the London office.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has welcomed Petar Orlic as a partner in the firm’s real estate practice in London.
  • CMS has announced the appointment of two partners, Dr. Rachel Free and Jane Evenson in the firm’s London patent attorney team.
  • Clyde & Co has appointed Roger Whipp as partner in its aviation practice in London.
  • Justin McClelland has joined Stephenson Harwood’s London office as a partner.
  • TLT has appointed corporate, energy and infrastructure specialist Patrick Somers as a partner in London.
  • Penningtons Manches has announced that it is to merge with Thomas Cooper, a specialist firm focused on shipping, international trade and international arbitration with offices in London, Paris, Madrid, Piraeus, Singapore and Sao Paulo.
  • BLM has appointed Grainne Fahy as a partner in its family law team in London.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has promoted 12 to its partnership. In the London office, Hannah Wailoo (tax and private wealth), Paul Andrews (real estate), Ayda Habboush (corporate commercial), Rachel Kerr (property litigation), James Huckstep (projects and construction) and David Cordery (projects and construction) take up their promotions as of 1 July 2019.
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has appointed partner Leticia Williams as head of the firm’s personal injury department.
  • Browne Jacobson has announced a number of promotions. Giles Parsons (commercial) has been promoted to partner in the firm’s London office.
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that private equity fund lawyers John Daghlian and Mary Lavelle will join the firm as partners in London
  • Dechert has appointed Aparna Sehgal as a real estate partner in the London office.
  • Dechert has appointed John McGrath and Simon Fawell as partners in the London office.
  • Laurence Winston has joined Crowell & Moring’s London office as a partner and co-head of its international dispute resolution group.
  • Squire Patton Boggs has announced that James Collis is joining the firm as a partner in its financial services practice in the London office.
  • Baker McKenzie has announced the election of a number of new partners. In the London office, Helen Brown (IP/tech), David Hart (private equity), Julia Hemmings (IP/tech), Phelim O’Doherty (private equity), Sarah Porter (banking & finance), James Robinson (anti-trust & competition) and Gemma Willingham (dispute resolution) have been elected to partner.
  • Charlie Caher, a London-based international arbitration partner at WilmerCutler Pickering Hale and Dorr.
  • Glovers solicitors has promoted John Mills to partner.
  • Bishop & Sewell has appointed Rhian Radia as a partner and head of employment.
  • Zaiwalla & Co has promoted Kartik Mittal to partner.
  • Greenwoods GRM has welcomed Bourn Collier, senior associate, into the finance and investment funds team.
  • Carey Olsen has appointed Andrea Steel as counsel in its corporate and investment funds practice in London.
  • Nick Cherryman, an international commercial disputes lawyer, has joined Kobre & Kim LLP in London.
  • Keystone Law has appointed Andrew Watson and Alicia Videon as consultant solicitors.
  • Browne Jacobson has announced a number of promotions. Alexander Harris (retail) has been promoted to legal director in the firm’s London office.
  • Weightmans has promoted a number of associates following the introduction of two new roles, legal director and principal associate, introduced from 1 May 2019. London/new legal director: Patricia Williams; London/new principal associates: Simon Adam, Michael Budd, Matthew Collings, Mark Fitzgerald, Louise Hawkett, Tracy Hill, Seray Kitchingman, Kathryn Hinchey, Josephine Martin, Isobel Michie, John Porter, Amy Nesbitt, Kurt Rowe and Lottie Tyler.

June

  • Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted 22 new partners to its global partnership. The promotions took effect on 1 May 2019 and in the London office the new partners are: Pedro Rufino Carvalho (finance - energy and infrastructure); John Chetwood (finance - restructuring and insolvency), Miriam Everett (corporate – data protection and privacy); and Chris Ninan (disputes –financial services regulatory).
  • Simmons & Simmons has promoted 15 lawyers to its partnership. Promoted in London are: Adam Brown (dispute resolution); Alex Ainley (financial markets); Cathryn Bean (employment); Chris Owen (dispute resolution); Ed Smith (employment); Elizabeth Williams (dispute resolution); Kathryn James (financial markets); and Priya Nagpal (dispute resolution).
  • Watson Farley & Williams has promoted eight lawyers to the firm’s partnership for 2019. Promoted in London are: Devan Khagram (employment), Emmanuel Ninos (energy) Anna Robinson (employment) Heike Trischmann (corporate).
  • Ashurst has announced the promotion of 21 partners. The new partners in London are: Braeden Donnelly (corporate), Tim Edmonds (global markets); Tim Gummer (tax); Nicholas Hilder (projects); Emma Johnson (née Martin) (dispute resolution); Gaby Jones (corporate); Aaron Shute (corporate); and Steven Vaz (competition).
  • Bird & Bird has announced its annual global promotions round. Promoted to partner in London are Robert Turner (commercial); Lucy England (commercial); Alison Dixon (employment); and Anna Shashina (Russia desk).
  • Clyde & Co has announced its partner promotion round. In the London office Dan Keys (real estate), Thomas van der Wijngaart (aviation) and David Blumenthal (tax) have been promoted to equity partners.
  • DAC Beachcroft has announced the promotion of 19 new partners. In the London office Sarah Crowther (insurance litigation), Olu Dansu (insurance litigation), Andrew Sheppard (claims solutions) and Toby Vallance (insurance litigation) have been promoted.
  • DLA Piper has appointed Tracey Renshaw as a partner in its corporate practice, based in London.
  • The London office of Gateley plc has appointed partner Jim Hillan to its tax team.
  • Howard Kennedy has welcomed Jeffrey Brown as a partner in the firm’s construction team.
  • Bevan Brittan has promoted two lawyers to partner in London: Olivia Carter (litigation, advisory & regulatory) and David Moore (commercial & infrastructure).
  • Gowling WLG has promoted a number of new partners. In London they are: Catherine Naylor (commercial litigation); Samuel Beighton (EU, trade and competition); and Jocelyn Paulley (commercial, IT and outsourcing).
  • TLT has appointed Gareth Oldale as a technology and IP partner. It has also made a number of partner promotions including Shazia Bashir (housing) in the London office.
  • Shoosmiths has announced a number of new partners in its May 2019 promotions round. In the London office, Liam Phillips (real estate) has been promoted.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has made up six new partners. The new partners in the London office are: Charles Buckworth, Ben Mark, Peter Sugden, Alan Williams and Robert Waterson.
  • Kennedys has made a number of partner promotions. In the London office they are Jacqueline Curran, Victoria Darby, Bill Evans, Daniel Freeman and Mirjam Schorr.
  • Teacher Stern LLP has promoted Nazia Hussain and Michael Reiner to partners.
  • Fladgate has announced the appointment of tax partner Helen Cox, who joins from Mishcon de Reya.
  • Mayer Brown has appointed energy specialist Bob Palmer as a partner in the firm’s corporate & securities practice based in the London office.
  • Collyer Bristow has recruited employment lawyer Andrew Granger.
  • McCarthy Denning has appointed Jennifer Pierce as a partner in the intellectual practice.
  • John Leasure has been promoted to partner in the real estate team at Hamlins.
  • Devonshires has appointed insurance specialist Stephen Netherway as a partner in the litigation & dispute resolution team.
  • CM Murray has appointed Merrill April as a partner in its senior executive and employer practice.
  • Russell-Cooke has appointed commercial property partner, Robert Lusher.
  • Bristows has promoted senior associate Claire Smith to partner.
  • Simkins LLP has appointed Ed Weidman as a partner.
  • Druces LLP has welcomed Samantha Hook, a specialist real estate finance partner, to the real estate team.
  • Seddons has appointed Suzanne Jones as a partner in the corporate restructuring and recovery department.
  • Marriott Harrison LLP has appointed Stephen Whittaker as a partner in the real estate team.
  • Allen & Overy has promoted a number of lawyers to counsel. In the firm’s London office the following have been promoted: Alex Moezi, (ICM); Dan Birch (ICM); Andrew Kenning (corporate); Rakesh Rathod (corporate); Jan Skuhravy (banking); and Linda Roxburgh (banking).
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted a number of lawyers to counsel roles. In the London office, Grant Murtagh (corporate - insurance); Gareth Sykes (corporate governance advisory); Roger Lawrence (finance - restructuring, turnaround and insolvency); Chris Mann (finance – real estate finance); and Micky Yang (real estate - corporate real estate).
  • DAC Beachcroft has announced the promotion of seven new legal directors. In the London office Ceri Fuller (employment) and Dean Parrett (real estate) have been promoted.
  • TLT has made a number of promotions to legal director including Claire Kershaw (financial services) and Juliet Mason (technology and IP) in the London office.
  • Bevan Brittan has made a number of senior promotions, including Ben Lambert (clinical risk) and Letty Winterflood-Blood (commercial & infrastructure) who have been made senior associates in the London office. Also in London, Zara Bhakri (clinical risk) has been promoted to associate.
  • Mourant has announced a number of counsel promotions, including Andrew Salisbury (finance and corporate) in London.
  • Conyers Dill & Pearman has appointed Eric Flaye as an associate in the corporate practice, based in the London office.
  • Pinsent Masons has made a number of appointments to its planning and environment (including energy, infrastructure & property) practice. Senior associate Tom Rowberry and associate Emily Ludlow- Eyre both join the London office.
  • Womble Bond Dickinson has made a number of associate promotions including Angela Lopes (construction & engineering) and Hannah Gardiner (construction & engineering) in the London office.
  • Hamlins has promoted Laura Daly to senior associate in the firm’s dispute resolution team.
  • OGR Stock Denton has made two senior appointments in the private client team: Nicola Levy and Tim Crook.
  • Volterra Fietta has promoted Álvaro Nistal to counsel.
  • Stone King has announced a number of promotions. In the London office: Clive Vergnaud (charity & social enterprise) has been promoted to senior associate, Oliver Daly (employment) has been promoted to principal HR consultant in the HR consultancy team, while Amish Patel (trusts & estates), Nicole Reed (charity & social enterprise) and Chris Piggott (commercial property) have been promoted to associate solicitor.
  • Anita Symington has joined Moore Blatch as a consultant in the firm’s rural property team.
  • Womble Bond Dickinson has appointed Nicola Giddens as a partner in its London office where she joins the real estate team.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has recruited Peter Crichton as a leveraged finance partner in its London office.
  • Christian Ahlborn has been appointed as the new global practice head for competition and antitrust by the Linklaters’ partnership board.
  • Pinsent Masons has appointed Robert Vidal as a partner in its competition, EU & trade group in London.
  • Travers Smith has announced the promotion of four lawyers to its partnership. The new partners and their principal areas of practice are: Alexa Day (dispute resolution), Andy Lewis (pensions), Michael Raymond (financial services & markets), Jonathan Walters (corporate finance).
  • Eight lawyers in Osborne Clarke’s UK business have been promoted to partner. In London: Alison Riddle (financial services), Anastasia Gorokhova (real estate and infrastructure), Anna Williams (media & comms), Dave Kerr (real estate) and Tom Try (FinTech).
  • Gowling WLG has welcomed real estate partner, Nick Mumby, to its commercial development and investment real estate team.
  • Irwin Mitchell has made a number of partner promotions. In the London office Lauren Hurney (medical negligence) has been promoted. Kunal Gadhvi is a new partner in its restructuring and insolvency team.
  • BLM has made a number of promotions from associate to partner, including Dan West (speciality & financial lines) in the London office.
  • Kennedys has announced that it has created a new international arbitration and commercial litigation team in London.
  • Fox Williams has announced that Dearbhla Quigley, a corporate lawyer specialising in equity capital markets, M&A and private fundraisings, has joined the firm as partner.
  • Winston & Strawn has hired corporate tax lawyer Ed Denny as a partner in the firm’s London office.
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that Victoria Sander has joined the London office as a partner in the corporate department.
  • Nicolas Bonnefoy has joined McCarthy Denning as a partner.
  • Horwich Farrelly has announced the promotion of five new partners. Raouf Achour and David Cole have been promoted in the firm’s London office.
  • Royds Withy King has announced a number of promotions at the firm. In the London office Zainab Dakhil, Ben Lees and Milan Kapadia have been promoted to partner.
  • Beale & Company has expanded its professional indemnity practice with the recruitment of partners Peter Sewell and Eileen Pathiraja.
  • Professor Nils Hoppe has joined Hill Dickinson’s health team as a consultant.
  • Weightmans has appointed Matthew Collings to its national planning and infrastructure consents team.
  • Senior associate Tim Sheldon and associate Toby Osborne have joined the professional indemnity team at Beale & Company.
  • Kate Harris has joined Irwin Mitchell’s London office’s will, trust and estate disputes team.
  • Slater and Gordon has appointed employment lawyer Peter Daly as a principal lawyer into its London team.
  • Lewis Nedas has welcomed Sherry Ford as an assistant solicitor in the company commercial/litigation department based in the Camden office
  • Three senior associate solicitors at Rahman Ravelli have been promoted to legal directors. Neil Williams is a specialist in regulatory investigations and multijurisdictional corporate crime. Nicola Sharp specialises in fraud, civil recovery and business crime and Syedur Rahman is experienced in serious fraud, business crime, serious crime, asset tracing and recovery and cybercrime.

May

  • Linklaters’ firm-wide managing partner, Gideon Moore, has been reappointed until April 2022.
  • DAC Beachcroft has announced that insurance partner Liam O’Connell is set to join the firm to head up its global insurance practice in London
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Rory Connor as a partner in the energy practice based in the London office. It has also announced the promotion of eight partners across its UK and international offices. In the firm’s London office: Al Mangan (competition) and Jennie Chilton (banking) have been promoted.
  • Allen & Overy has appointed Tim Watson as a restructuring partner in its London practice.
  • DLA Piper has announced that project finance lawyer Nacim Bounouara has joined the firm as a partner in its finance and projects practice.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has made a number of partner promotions, including Mark Cooper (FSDI), Nick Pinder (RELCON) and Balraj Birdi (real estate).
  • Macfarlanes has announced that Peter Baldwin will join the firm on 1 June 2019 as a partner focusing on special situations and distressed transactions.
  • James Froud, previously a partner in Bird & Bird’s international HR services group, has joined McCarthy Denning as partner and head of the firm’s employment practice.
  • Freshfields has elected a number of new partners including eight in London. In the dispute resolution team Tom Clark and Oliver Marsden have been promoted. The new partners in the global transactions team are: Aled Batey, Vanessa Jakovich, Keir MacLennan, Cyrus Pocha and Roger Schofield. Meanwhile, in the legal department Jonathan Kembery has been made partner.
  • DLA Piper has promoted a number of lawyers to its partnership. In the firm’s London office Chloe Forster (intellectual property and technology), Joywin Mathew (finance and projects), John Pryor (corporate) and Kate Salter(office of general counsel) have been promoted to partner.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Michael Alliston as a tax partner in its London office.
  • Pinsent Masons has promoted a number of new partners with effect from 1 May 2019. In the firm’s London office the following have been promoted: Clara Boyd (financial services, AMT); Chrissy Findlay (financial services); Michael Fletcher (AMT); Jamie Lockerbie (real estate) and Thilo Schneider (AMT).
  • Withers has hired Rachel Hawkins as a corporate tax partner in London. She joins the firm from O’Melveny & Myers.
  • Shoosmiths has hired pensions partner Julian Richards. He joins the firm’s London office from BDB Pitmans and has ten years’ experience as a pensions lawyer.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has hired new partner Barry Hembling, expanding its real estate practice in London.
  • Bree Taylor has been appointed head of dispute resolution at Fladgate.
  • Lewis Silkin has announced the promotion of three new partners across its offices, including two in London they are: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor and Gavin McNaughton.
  • Taylor Wessing has appointed Charlotte Hill as its new head of financial services & competition.
  • Dechert’s global finance practice group has hired London-based partner Sarah Smith.
  • Dentons has announced the promotion of a number of new partners. In the firm’s London office Henrietta Barker (TMT), Katharine Harle (financial markets commercial disputes), Tristan Jonckheer (TMT), James Langley (international arbitration) and Esther McDermott (contentious construction) have all been promoted to partner.
  • Seyfarth Shaw has announced that Ana Cid Velasco will join the firm’s London office as part of its international employment law practice.
  • Winston & Strawn has announced the addition of corporate lawyer Anthony Riley as a partner in the firm’s London office.
  • Teacher Stern LLP has announced that partner Samuel Rippon, who specialises in corporate tax matters, has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge.
  • Kemp Little has promoted Vicky Cooper, a dispute resolution specialist, to senior partner and head of IT disputes.
  • Bates Wells Braithwaite has announced that it has promoted four of its senior associates to partner. As of April 2019 the following joined the partnership: Louise Harman (charity & social enterprise); Mathew Healey (charity & social enterprise/trade marks); Victoria Hordern (data privacy) and Victoria Schneider (charity & social enterprise).
  • Danielle Carr has joined Rosenblatt as a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution team.
  • Simons Muirhead & Burton (SM&B) has announced that Tessa Bray, James Greenslade and Jeffrey Smele have joined the partnership.
  • Stewarts Law has promoted six new partners in its London office. They are: Elaina Bailes and Lorraine Lanceley commercial litigation); Darren Kidd and Lee Ellis (tax litigation); Christopher Deacon (aviation and international injury) and Hugh Johnson (clinical negligence).
  • Eversheds Sutherland has made a number of promotions to legal director, including Sheena Wells (banking), Fiona McMurtrie (employment), Vanessa Wells (pensions), Lucy Webster (CDR), Caroline Andresier (real estate) and Philippa Widman (real estate) in the London office.
  • HFW has made a number of promotions to legal director, including Alex Sayegh (ship finance) in the London office.
  • Seyfarth Shaw has announced that Martin Hopkins will join the firm’s London office as part of its international employment law practice.
  • Macfarlanes has announced that Aalia Datoo, Emma Knight and Cate Taylor have become senior counsel.
  • Mills & Reeve has appointed Kristian Shearsby in its life sciences team in London.
  • Shakespeare Martineau has announced a number of promotions. In the firm’s London office Lucy Saddington has been promoted to associate within the real estate team.
  • Leigh Day has promoted a number of new associates. In London they are: Fiona Huddleston (clinical negligence); Annie Powell and Nick Webster (employment); Anna Moore (human rights); and David Preston and Laura Murphy (personal injury).
  • Simons Muirhead & Burton (SM&B) has promoted Lisa Gowers, Rhiannon Guibert, Elena Pantelli and Henrietta Ronson to senior associate.
  • Clifford Chance has announced the promotion of  30 lawyers to the partnership with effect from 1 May 2019. Promoted in the firm’s London office are Andrew Kelly (capital markets), Kate Vyvyan (capital markets), Jennifer Mbaluto (corporate), Alexander Chester (corporate), Peter Chapman (finance), Nicholas Kinnersley (finance), Caroline Dawson (finance), Kate Scott (litigation & dispute resolution) and Richard Kalaher (tax, pensions & employment).
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Tony Anderson as a partner in the financial products and payments team. It has also appointed Thekla Fellas as a partner in the real estate litigation team.
  • Stephenson Harwood has made a number or promotions to partner. In the London office there are eight promotions: Tom Adams, Archie Campbell, David Dowding, Darren Fodey, Guy Harper, Charlotte Heywood, Naomi Leach and Daniel Margolis .
  • Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has hired Titus Edjua as a partner in the firm’s energy group.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has recruited partner Neil Biswas to its real estate team in London.
  • Mishcon de Reya has promoted seven to the partnership. Justine Ayto is a member of the firm’s construction group. Amanda Gray specialises in art law. Joe Hancock is the head of cyber. James Liffen is part of the residential property team. Rhymal Persad works in the dispute resolution department and specialises in civil fraud. Janet Tobin is part of Mishcon Private. Niki Stephens is a member of the corporate department. The firm has also announced the appointment of Omega Poole as a partner in the real estate department.
  • Tom Nutter has been promoted to partner at RadcliffesLeBrasseur.
  • Howard Kennedy has welcomed barrister Duncan Bagshaw as a partner to the firm’s dispute resolution team.
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has appointed Jane Scobie as a partner in the firm’s tax practice in London.
  • Weightmans has appointed Catherine Kearney as a partner in its London office.
  • Osborne Clarke has welcomed patent litigator Will James to its UK IP disputes team.
  • Bevan Brittan has announced that Joanne Easterbrook has been reappointed as senior partner of the firm.
  • Dentons has announced the addition of partner and investment funds specialist, Ted Craig, to its London corporate practice.
  • Ropes & Gray has announced that Eve Ellis, an experienced regulatory lawyer with a focus on fund formation, will join in London as a partner in the firm’s asset management practice.
  • Jonathan Rogers has joined White & Case’s global banking practice as a partner in London.
  • Morrison & Foerster has announced that Luke Mines has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in its private equity real estate practice.
  • King & Spalding has recruited Nikhil Markanday and Giorgio Mandelli as partners in the firm’s London office.
  • Bishop & Sewell has hired Paul Barnes as a partner in its residential property team.
  • BLM has appointed new partner Gary Thwaites to the firm’s professional and  financial risk group in the London office.
  • Devonshires has promoted Aruna Sarwar, Michelle Mullen and Nikki Bowker to partner.
  • Hempsons has appointed partner Justin Cumberlege to its primary care team.  Michael Rourke has been promoted to partner in the London office.
  • Capsticks has announced that Laurence Gorley has joined Capsticks housing team as banking partner.
  • Lee & Thompson has promoted Antony Swiatek and Lizzie Payne-James to partner.
  • Levison Meltzer Pigott has announced the promotion of Laura Geraghty to partner.
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has appointed Adam Tear as a public law partner.
  • Kemp Little has announced that Deborah Angel has been promoted to partner in its corporate team.
  • Daniel Wilmot has joined Stewarts Law as a partner in the firm’s London office.
  • Deug Rong Lee has joined Bentleys as a new partner.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has appointed associate Charlie Clarence-Smith and consultant Henry Burkitt as members of the financial products and payments team.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has announced the further expansion of its landed estates and agriculture team with the appointment of Venetia Taylor.
  • Keystone Law has welcomed three new members to the licensing team. Richard Williams, Niall McCann and Marilyn Gayle all join from Joelson.
  • Jeff Millington is set to join Withers as a tax investigations director in the London office.
  • McCarthy Denning has welcomed consulting solicitor, Sarah Law.
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has added financial regulatory lawyer Michael Sholem to the firm’s London office.
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has announced that Jacob Bier has joined the firm as senior counsel.
  • Alex Cochrane and Ellen Gallagher have joined Hamlins media team as senior associate and associate respectively.
  • Bellevue Law has hired employment law specialist, Victoria Misselbrook.
  • Lee & Thompson has promoted Leo Dawkins (litigation) and Tim Fowler (music) to legal director.

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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