Movers & Shakers: London

2021

February

  • Clifford Chance has announced that Paul Ellison will be joining the firm in May 2021 as a funds-focused financial regulatory partner, based in London
  • Hogan Lovells has announced a number of senior corporate and litigation hires in London. Patrick Sarch will be joining Hogan Lovells as a partner and will co-head the London M&A practice alongside Ben Higson. In addition, a team of commercial litigators will join the firm’s global and London disputes practice. Kevin Lloyd, Richard Lawton, Akima Paul Lambert and Ardil Salem will join as partners
  • Hogan Lovells has appointed Paris partner and current regional managing partner for the EMEA region, Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, to be the next chair of Hogan Lovells
  • DLA Piper has announced that Simon Levine’s term as managing partner has been extended by two years
  • DWF Group plc has announced a new internal operating structure from May 2021. The Group will move from its existing four divisions (commercial services, insurance services, international and connected services) into three global divisions: legal advisory led by Paul Rimmer, Mindcrest led by Mark Qualter and connected services led by Jason Ford. 
  • Reed Smith has hired Jason Richardson as a partner in the financial industry group in London
  • Russell-Cooke has announced that Jonathan Thornton has been elected as the firm’s deputy senior partner, while Alison Regan and James Carroll have been elected as joint managing partners
  • Julie Romer, debt finance lawyer, joins Stephenson Harwood as partner in its London office
  • Clyde & Co’s partner Damian Watkin has relocated from the UK to Australia to join the firm’s APAC projects & construction team
  • Wedlake Bell has made two partner appointments. Laurence Rogers joins the finance team and Jonathan Hibberts joins the property litigation team
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has hired corporate lawyer Connor Cahalane as a partner in London.
  • MFB solicitors has promoted James Foley-Comer to partner. He specialises in yacht, superyacht and commercial shipping transactional work.
  • McCarthy Denning has welcomed two new partners in the international private equity real estate practice. Iain Morpeth and Michael Wistow have joined the firm as co- heads of private equity real estate, and Wistow will also take up the role as McCarthy Denning’s global head of tax.
  • Edwin Coe has welcomed Christina Fitzgerald, licensed insolvency practitioner, to the firm as a partner
  • Fieldfisher LLP has announced the launch of its new financial services advisory firm, Fieldfisher Capital LLP
  • Lewis Silkin’s former managing partner and chief executive, Ian Jeffery will step down as a partner on 31 March 2021, having led the firm for 15 years
  • Lewis Silkin has appointed Neil Parkes as a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution practice
  • Michelle Bradfield has joined Jones Day’s global disputes practice in London as a partner
  • Mayer Brown has recruited Charles Malpass as a partner in the banking & finance practice in London
  • Guadalupe Sampedro, an international data protection lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, has joined Cooley LLP as a partner in London
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced that Murray Cox, corporate lawyer, will join the firm as a partner in the London office
  • Dechert has appointed London head of disputes Dorothy Cory-Wright to its London management committee
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has announced that Adam Gallagher and James Watson will join the firm as partners in the London office to establish a European restructuring practice
  • Mark Schaub has been appointed managing partner of the London office of King & Wood Mallesons
  • Squire Patton Boggs has announced that Fergus Gallagher has joined the corporate practice in London as a partner
  • Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Julian Thatcher as a partner in the firm’s global corporate practice in London
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP has announced that it has appointed employment partner Christopher Hitchins to the role of London managing partner
  • Deloitte has announced the appointment of 29 new partners following the completion of a transaction that sees the team from technology and digital media law firm Kemp Little become part of Deloitte Legal
  • Bishop & Sewell has merged with Monro Wright and Wasbrough with effect from February 2021 and the newly combined practice will operate as Bishop & Sewell LLP incorporating Monro Wright & Wasbrough
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has announced the appointment of Ken Brough, as a partner to the personal injury team
  • Fletcher Day has announced that Nick Sutton has joined the firm as a partner in the dispute resolution department
  • LCN Legal has promoted corporate lawyer, Ivan Hanna to partner
  • Further to the acquisition of McMillan Williams Solicitors by Taylor Rose TTKW in May 2020, the two firms have now unified and will trade under the name Taylor Rose MW.
  • Schillings has welcomed Phoebe Waters as an associate in the intelligence and investigations team
  • Rosenblatt Limited (RBL) has announced that Barry Roche has been appointed as the firm’s new managing director
  • Leigh Day has appointed Meriel Hodgson-Teall as an associate solicitor in the consumer law and product safety department
  • Druces LLP has welcomed solicitor Rabah Saadeddine to its capital markets team
  • Squire Patton Boggs has created a new global position, director of talent acquisition, with the addition of Steven Clarke
  • Simpson Millar has announced the hire of litigation executive Christine Lightfoot to its family law team
  • Sharpe Pritchard has announced three internal promotions to legal director; Deborah Down and Juli Lau (both procurement and contracts) and Simon Kiely (litigation)
  • Hugh James’ senior associate, Helen Neville, has been appointed to the Law Society’s clinical negligence accreditation panel
  • Simmons & Simmons has appointed Emily Monastiriotis as head of dispute resolution in the UK
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that Farmida Bi, CBE has been elected for a second term as chair for Europe, Middle East and Asia
  • Watson Farley & Williams has announced that Solange Leandro has joined the firm’s regulatory, public law and competition team in London as a partner
  • Weightmans has appointed a new partner to its London office and corporate team: Nick Fothergill
  • Addleshaw Goddard has hired Maria Frangeskides as a partner in its commercial disputes team in London
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Alex Hirom as a partner in the construction and engineering team
  • TLT has hired Simon Courie as a partner in the commercial services group in London
  • Bird & Bird has welcomed Alex Dixie as a partner in the media, entertainment and sports sector group
  • Ashfords has appointed Kim Hawkins as a partner in the corporate team based in London
  • Michelmores has announced the appointment of Philip Barth as partner and to lead the firm’s immigration team
  • Trowers & Hamlins has elected Sara Bailey as senior partner, effective from April 2021
  • Proskauer has welcomed Steven Baker who joins the firm’s litigation department as a partner based in London
  • Goodwin has announced that Geoff O’Dea is set to join the firm’s private equity practice as partner in the London office
  • Dechert has announced that Adam Plainer will be joining the firm’s London office as global co-chair of its financial restructuring group
  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel has welcomed Prudence Criddle and Warren Newton as partners in the capital markets & lending practice in London
  • Squire Patton Boggs has appointed partner Warren Phelops to its global sports & entertainment practice in London
  • Squire Patton Boggs has announced a number of partner promotions including London-based Miriam Lampert (labour & employment).
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has made three partner promotions in the London office: Jamie Moore, Adam Rizzo and Amanda Voss
  • US firm Armstrong Teasdale has acquired London firm Kerman & Co
  • Devonshires has promoted James Dunn to lead its litigation and dispute resolution team
  • Fletcher Day has welcomed David Robinson as a partner in the corporate department
  • DKLM has announced a number of partner appointments: Mohi Uddin as equity partner, Michael Adamson as partner and Sandeep Lakhani
  • Davies and Partners has appointed Hazel McNaught as a director and head of family in London
  • Davitt Jones Bould has appointed five new partners: Lee McBride (real estate and environmental law),  Kirsten Dunlop (real estate), Yohanna Weber (planning and environmental), Nick Warde (residential property)
  • DMH Stallard has announced its merger with family law firm Brookman Solicitors. The merger is expected to complete in May 2021
  • Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Mike Llewellyn as a director in the firm’s global sports & entertainment practice in London
  • Lewis Silkin has announced the hire of Nick Bowie as legal director in the firm’s intellectual property practice
  • Ashfords has appointed Karolina Lewandowska as a solicitor in the restructuring and insolvency team based in the London office
  • Fiscal incentives consultancy, Gateley Capitus has welcomed Peter Corley as an associate director and new head of its research and development tax team
  • Samir Manek, an associate in the finance and banking disputes group at Mishcon de Reya, has been appointed to join the advisory board for a government commissioned taskforce to boost the socio- economic diversity at senior levels in UK financial and professional services
  • Cartwright King has welcomed care solicitor Adam King to the firm’s London office
  • Gherson has appointed four new solicitors: Neil Williams and Thomas Cattee (white-collar crime specialists), Adam Hoefel (general immigration team) and extradition solicitor Chris Stevens
  • Harris Hagan has announced that Mimi Curran has joined the firm as a consultant
  • DKLM has welcomed assistant solicitor Laura Reeves as a commercial litigation specialist
  • Farrer & Co has announced the appointment of Henrietta Mason, a specialist in trust and probate disputes, as a consultant
  • Avonhurst has announced that Dr Philippa Malmgren will join the firm as a senior advisor
  • Hausfeld has appointed Stuart Warmington as an associate to the personal injury, consumer and product safety claims team
  • Calvin Walker is set to join BonelliErede and partner in the project finance team
  • BCL Solicitors has announced that legal assistant Guevara Leacock has been called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court

March

  • Clifford Chance has announced the appointment of Grant Eldred as chief people officer and Chinwe Odimba-Chapman as global partner for talent in two newly created positions
  • Ashurst partner and global chairman, Ben Tidswell, has announced he will step down from the partnership on 31 July 2021
  • Ashurst has appointed Will Chalk as partner in the London corporate team
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the appointment of Sydney-based Rebecca Maslen-Stannage as senior partner and chair of the global LLP council
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the new leadership of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice
  • DLA Piper has announced the appointment of David Trott as a partner, and international group head of the firm’s finance, projects and restructuring group
  • Taylor Wessing has hired a team from Greenberg Traurig to join its real estate sector group, including Michael Goldberg who joined the London office as a partner on 1 March 2021
  • Clyde & Co has announced the hire of Penrose Foss as a partner in its London- based accountants’ liability and regulatory investigations team
  • TLT has welcomed Ranjeev Kumar as a partner to its real estate group
  • Stephenson Harwood partner Alexandra Pygall has been appointed to The Babraham Institute’s board of trustees
  • HFW has announced the promotion of several new partners. The newly promoted partners in London are: Will Reddie (insurance & reinsurance), Michael Ritter (shipping), Rupert Warren (insurance & reinsurance) and Matthew Wilmshurst (shipping).
  • Payne Hicks Beach has appointed Georgina Bayley as a partner in the dispute resolution department
  • Ashfords LLP has appointed energy and waste partner Kim Hawkins to its corporate team in London
  • Thomas Garner has joined Fladgate’s immigration team as a partner
  • Bevan Brittan has announced the appointment of Jodie Sinclair as its senior partner from 1 May 2021
  • David Dixter has joined Milbank’s London office as a partner in the European leveraged finance and capital markets group
  • Alex Watt has joined Howard Kennedy’s intellectual property & commercial team as a partner
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that Bruce Bell is set to join the London office as a partner in the finance department and the restructuring & special situations practice
  • K&L Gates has welcomed Ben Holland to its energy, infrastructure and resources practice in London
  • K&L Gates has welcomed Daniel Greenaway as a partner in the asset management and investment funds practice and Michael Ruck as a partner in the investigations, enforcement and white collar practice
  • Ronen Lazarovitch has joined Bracewell’s global energy practice as a partner in the London office, where he will advise clients on energy and infrastructure projects in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced that Edward Prestwich is set to join the firm as a partner in the investment funds group in the London office
  • Goodwin has announced that Dulcie Daly will join the firm’s tax practice as a partner in the London office
  • Alex Leitch has joined Paul Hastings’ London office as a partner in the complex litigation practice
  • Paul Hastings has announced that Dr. Max Kirchner, an experienced securities and capital markets lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner, based in London
  • Ropes & Gray has appointed Emily Brown as a partner in its asset management group, based in London
  • Ropes & Gray has welcomed the addition of Chris Townsend as counsel in its asset management team, based in London
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has announced that James Board will join as a partner in the firm’s London office
  • Geoffrey Bailhache is set to join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as a partner in London
  • Cripps Pemberton Greenish has appointed Zainab Dakhil as a new partner in its residential property team
  • BDB Pitmans has announced the hire of Dennis Ko as a partner in the firm’s real estate practice
  • gunnercooke has welcomed six key hires in the firm’s real estate partner group at the firm’s London office: Matthew East, Jonathan Wilkinson Sam Rosenthal, Melanie Curtis, Matthew Cox and Jeremy Pow.
  • Browne Jacobson has appointment specialist commercial tech disputes partner Sophie Ashcroft to its London office
  • Boodle Hatfield has promoted Edward Allan to partner in the firm’s residential property team.
  • Khizar Arif has joined Giambrone’s London office as a partner
  • MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy, has announced two senior legal hires and two internal law partner promotions. Former Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner, Stephen Sims, joins as a partner in the law firm’s funds practice. Ronan McCann has been made partner in the venture capital and tech team.
  • Constantine Law has recruited two senior partner-level hires, Emma Vernon and Jemma Sherwood-Roberts.
  • Legal directors Joshua Ray, Syedur Rahman and Nicola Sharp have been promoted to partners at Rahman Ravelli
  • PwC has appointed Teresa Owusu- Adjei as the UK firm’s new head of legal from 1 March 2021
  • Joanna Toloczko has joined the London office of Royds Withy King, as partner
  • Hamlins has welcomed Victoria Camfield to the firm’s real estate team as a partner
  • Preiskel & Co has announced that senior partner Daniel Preiskel has been appointed to the board of trustees of the English Speaking Union
  • Linklaters has welcomed Sir Jonathan Jones QC (Hon) as a senior consultant within the firm’s dispute resolution practice in London
  • Allen & Overy has announced the appointment of Lucy Murphy as its global chief marketing and communications officer
  • DLA Piper has appointed Gavin Barwell as a senior strategic and political consultant in the firm’s UK Government affairs team
  • DLA Piper has appointed Lou Pagnutti as a non-executive director to the board of DLA Piper International
  • HFW has announced the promotion of five new legal directors, effective 1 April 2021. The newly promoted legal directors in London are: Joanne Palin (shipping), Jessica Taylor (shipping) and Thomas Willan (shipping).
  • HFW has announced the promotion of 13 new senior associates, effective 1 April 2021. The newly promoted associates include London-based Joanne Button.
  • TLT has appointed Nathalia Perera as legal director in its commercial services group
  • Excello Law has announced the appointment of London-based real estate and banking lawyer, Ashi Patel
  • Russell-Cooke senior associate and Resolution-accredited international child abduction specialist Lauren Hall has been elected to the Child Abduction Lawyers Association executive committee as treasurer
  • Simpson Millar has made three senior appointments to its family law team: Meera
  • Shinh, Farah Naz and Lowri Walters
  • Stephensons Risk Management has appointed David Cronje as an account executive to focus on business development in the South of England
  • Stewarts Law has appointed Jemma Goddard and Lavinia Randall as members of the trust and probate litigation department
  • MFB solicitors has welcomed Nico Saunders as a maritime solicitor
  • Frederick Thorling has recently joined Enyo Law as of counsel
  • Ernst & Young (EY) has announced that Zoe Dean will join EY Law in April 2021 as director – client transition & operations
  • Ernst & Young (EY) has welcomed Corinna Codd, Maria Passemard and Keruschka Sunmugam to EY Law’s legal function consulting team in EMEIA
  • Laurus has announced that Jeetesh Patel has joined the family team as a senior associate
  • Capsticks has appointed Katrina Robinson MBE as an associate in the firm’s housing team
  • Mackrell Solicitors has welcomed Melissa Doherty as a solicitor in the family & relationship team
  • Hall Brown Family Law has welcomed three new joiners to the firm: Mollie van Geest joins the firm’s London office
  • Birketts has appointed Jane Johnson as a legal director to its private client advisory team, based in the London office
  • Hickman and Rose Solicitors has appointed Toby Wilton as an associate

April

  • Hogan Lovells has announced a number of changes to its industry sector leadership roles, from April: Nicola Evans will take over from Charles Rix as insurance sector lead and Daniel Norris will take over from Jackie Newstead as real estate sector lead
  • Ashurst has appointed Etay Katz as a partner in its financial regulatory practice
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Joshua Tod as a partner in the investment funds team in London
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Daniel Woolston as a partner within its investment management team
  • Slaughter and May has announced the promotion of five new partners; James Cook (corporate), Claire Cooke (financing), Laura Houston (IP/IT), Charlie McGarel-Groves (financing), and Peter Wickham (disputes and investigations)
  • Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 19 new partners: Jonathan Cavill (financial services); Jeremy Chang (energy); Stuart Davey (technology, science & industry); Matthew Kay (Vario); James Kaye (technology, science & industry); Jake Landman (energy, financial services, technology, science & industry); and Andrew Robertson (financial services)
  • Lewis Silkin has announced that Tarun Tawakley is to rejoin the firm as a partner after four years as head of employment law
  • The London office of Gateley Legal has appointed Toni Vitale as a partner in its commerce, media, and technology team
  • Stephenson Harwood has strengthened its marine and international trade practice with the addition of dry shipping specialist Kirsty MacHardy
  • Harcus Parker has welcomed partners Tom Ross and Jeremy Robinson to the firm as joint heads of a new competition litigation practice
  • Winckworth Sherwood has made five partner promotions: Charis Beverton, Claudia Minchin, Claire Russell, Joseph Reed and James Corbett
  • Withers has welcomed Carl Newman as a partner in the firm’s white collar defence, regulatory and fraud practice
  • Maples and Calder, the Maples Group’s law firm, has announced a number of partner promotions in London: Christian La-Roda Thomas, Robert Hughes and Fearghal de Feu and Julia Cornett
  • Prakash Kerai (PK) has joined Shoosmiths’ London office as a commercial partner
  • Macfarlanes has announced that Lorna Emson and Christopher Charlton (litigation and dispute resolution), Laura Bretherton and Paul Keddie (finance), and Emma Radcliffe (competition) will become partners
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has appointed Neil Emery to its employment practice
  • Farrer & Co has announced that the following will become partners: Sarah Aggarwal (commercial real estate); Alan Baker (IP & commercial); Patrick Hammond (rural property); Thomas Kirkman (rural property); Jo Ord (dispute resolution); Owen O’Rorke (IP & commercial); Amy Radnor (family & divorce); Jessica Reed (banking & finance); and Sonal Shah (private client services)
  • Fladgate has announced the appointment of Sunil Sheth as the firm’s new senior partner
  • Dentons has rehired dispute resolution lawyer Thomas Leyland
  • Ferdinand Mason has joined White & Case as a partner in London
  • Baker McKenzie has hired Ben Wilkinson from White & Case where he was a partner in the debt finance practice
  • Shearman & Sterling has announced that Phil Cheveley is joining the firm as a mergers & acquisitions partner
  • Shearman & Sterling has announced the appointment of Sam Brodie as a financial restructuring & insolvency partner
  • Shearman & Sterling has appointed Helena Potts as a financial restructuring & insolvency partner
  • Goodwin has announced that Hugh O’Sullivan will join the firm’s private equity practice as partner
  • King & Spalding has recruited international arbitration lawyer Kenneth Beale as a partner in the firm’s trial & global disputes practice in London
  • Jackie Holland is set to join Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as a partner in London, focusing on competition practice
  • Energy partner, James Douglass has joined K&L Gates in London
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has named a number of new partners: Steven Hannah (corporate), Ani Kusheva (corporate and Greg Norman (investment management)
  • Crowell & Moring and Kibbe & Orbe LLP have agreed to join forces to provide expanded service offerings to clients in the financial services industry
  • Lucy England has joined Fox Williams commercial and technology department as a partner and a key member of the firm’s dedicated travel group
  • JMW solicitors has expanded its London office with six new partner hires: Greg Thwaites, John Andrews, Sophie Maryan, Petar Orlic, David Thompson and Daniel Martin
  • Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP has promoted senior associate Sam Roberts to the partnership
  • Lee Bolton Monier-Williams has appointed Catherine Pugsley as a partner in the private client team
  • Levison Meltzer Pigott has promoted Kate Stovold and Benjamin Stowe to partner
  • Edwin Coe has announced that senior associates Brendan O’Shea (private client) and Brenna Baye (construction) have been promoted to the partnership
  • Devonshires has promoted two new partners: Alice Overton (banking and governance) and  David Pack (dispute resolution)
  • Harbottle & Lewis has welcomed Sarah Gogan as a partner to head up its immigration practice
  • Bargate Murray has announced the promotion of Dominic Bulfin to director in the superyacht group
  • Fletcher Day has appointed Matthew Cranton as a partner in the employment and immigration department
  • Lee & Thompson has announced the promotion of four new partners: Lucy Strauss, Tim Fowler, Stephen Spence and Simon Boyden
  • Theresa Greenwood, an experienced registered midwife and former NHS incident investigator, has joined Hudgell Solicitors
  • Blaser Mills Law has appointed Nick Scott as a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution team
  • Child & Child has announced the arrival of James Gordon as CEO
  • Byrne and Partners LLP and PCB Litigation LLP have merged as April
  • Doyle Clayton has welcomed employment specialist Peter Daly as a partner
  • nexa law has announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of franchising boutique Goldstein Legal
  • Marc Teasdale is set to join A&O Consulting, Allen & Overy’s strategic and regulatory consulting business
  • Ashurst has announced the appointment of Laura Nicholls as chief business development officer
  • Wedlake Bell has made two senior appointments: Rachel Fitzgerald (dispute resolution) and Charlotte Meredith (real estate)
  • Maples and Calder, the Maples Group’s law firm, has announced a number of promotions to of counsel: Anna Cochrane of the corporate team and Alex Way of the trusts & private client team
  • Sarah Empson has joined Birketts’ employment team
  • Shearman & Sterling’s recent hires have included new counsel Kevin Heverin and Tom McKay and associates Jamie Turley and Kate O’Donoghue – all into the financial restructuring & insolvency team
  • JMW solicitors has welcomed senior associate Josip Stajfer to the firm’s real estate commercial department
  • Lewis Nedas has welcomed solicitor Asal Nath to its company and commercial and litigation departments
  • Keri Rowan, a solicitor in the wills, trusts & probate team at Attwaters Jameson Hill, has completed her STEP diploma
  • Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP has promoted Australian-qualified associate Shelley Drenth to senior associate
  • Tor McLaren has joined Avonhurst as a new senior advisor
  • Cara Lahnstein has qualified as a solicitor at Levison Meltzer Pigott
  • Family Law in Partnership has announced that Charlotte Symes and Mariko Wilson will be appointed as directors
  • Linklaters has announced the election of 35 new partners, to include London- based: Arjun Muddu (capital markets); Bradley Richardson (employment & incentives); Caroline Courtney (banking); Clare Baker (investment funds); Clare McMullen (financial regulation group); Damien Gomez (banking); Francesca Matthews (energy & infrastructure); Lisa Chang (mainstream corporate); Michael Fanner (mainstream corporate); Pathik Gandhi (banking); Sarah Parkin (pensions); Sarina Williams (dispute resolution); and William Evans (banking)
  • Linklaters has announced that Tom Shropshire has stepped down as US global practice head and leaves the partnership after more than two decades with the firm
  • Simmons & Simmons employment partner, Julian Taylor, has been elected as the firm’s new senior partner
  • Simmons & Simmons has announced that Marc Fèvre is to join its London office as a partner in the firm’s energy, natural resources & infrastructure group
  • Simmons & Simmons has welcomed the arrival of Mandy Perry as a partner in the firm’s employment practice in London
  • Simmons & Simmons has hired Ben Jones to its restructuring and special situations team as a partner based in London. His hire follows the recruitment of restructuring and special situations partner, Tina Lockwood, who joined the team in February 2021.
  • Simmons & Simmons has announced that Lawrence King is joining the UK IP team in London
  • Simmons & Simmons has announced the promotion of 13 lawyers to its global partnership in London: Zoë Arnautov (financial markets); Tair Hussain (employment); Kirsten Kitt (dispute resolution); Lydia Torne (dispute resolution); and Oliver West (financial markets)
  • Eversheds Sutherland has announced 22 partner promotions in London: Nicola Evans (corporate); Jonathan Malim (banking); Phil Spyropoulos (financial services); Deepesh Upadhyay (tax); Laura Brook (pensions); Tim Browning (CDR); and Kate Poole (real estate)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the promotion of 23 new partners to its global partnership, including: Michael Aherne (pensions); Andrew Cooke (commercial litigation and restructuring, turnaround and insolvency); Emma Deas (banking litigation); Simon Elliott (real estate); Chris Mann (finance); and Fiona Treanor (insurance disputes)
  • Hogan Lovells has announced new appointments to the firm’s international management committee (IMC) and board.
  • CMS has announced the promotion of new partners in London: Amit Tyagi (insurance & reinsurance group); Dalia Majumder-Russell (power); David Wilkinson (real estate); Elliot Cowan (corporate); Geoff Tan (insurance & reinsurance group); Justin Coaley (corporate); Laura Clarke (pensions); Michelle Kirkland (corporate); Patrick Groves (corporate); Rebecca Prigg (construction); Rizwan Rahman (corporate); Robin Biela (real estate disputes); Scarlett West (insurance & reinsurance group); Timea Scholey (restructuring & insolvency); and Yvonne Screene (insurance & reinsurance group)
  • Allen & Overy has announced the promotion in London of: Adam Zecharia, Alex Chenery, David Varne , MaameYaa Kwafo- Akoto, Nick Charlwood and Nikki Johnstone (all banking); Jessica Kerslake (corporate); Dan Hill (ICM); Maeve Hanna (litigation); and Hayden Cameron (real estate)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced the appointment new partners in London: Sharon Malhi (antitrust, competition and trade); Laura Whiting (dispute resolution); Lauren Honeyben (global transactions); Richard Johnson (global transactions); Holly Insley (people & reward); and Sarah Bond (tax)
  • DAC Beachcroft has appointed David Roberts, a clinical negligence partner, to its health sector practice
  • Stephenson Harwood LLP has promoted four new partners in London: Carolyn Hall (corporate); Katie Hewson (corporate); Sean Crowley (finance); and Richard Hugg (marine and international trade)
  • Colette Kelly has joined Ince as a new partner in the firm’s regulatory solutions team
  • Ince has promoted lawyers to its partnership in London: Charles O’Connor (shipping) and Julia Whyte (employment)
  • HFW has launched a new sustainability strategy and appointed Giles Kavanagh as its first sustainability partner
  • HFW has appointed Matthew Cox, a structured trade finance specialist, as a partner in the global commodities practice
  • Bird & Bird has announced the appointment of Nick Peacock as a partner and head of its London arbitration group
  • Lewis Silkin has announced the promotion of David Samuels, David Hopper and Alan Hunt to its partnership
  • Trowers & Hamlins has welcomed Tom Calnan as a new partner to its real estate team in London
  • Fieldfisher has promoted Christopher Eastham and Andrew Loan to partner in London
  • Leigh Day has promoted a number of new partners in London: Ewan Tant (personal injury); Paul Dowling (international); Benjamin Burrows (human rights); Anna Brothers (clinical negligence); and Shazia Yamin (consumer law)
  • Danielle Parsons has joined Irwin Mitchell’s employment and professional discipline team as a partner in London.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has recruited Mark Churchman as a new partner (corporate team)
  • Clyde & Co has announced the promotion of equity partners, including London- based: Karen Boto (insurance – IFPD); Jeremy Stephen (real estate); and Will Trustram (energy, marine & natural resources)
  • Shoosmiths has appointed family law specialist Sally Robinson as a partner
  • From April Frank Dunne will be stepping down from his role as senior partner with Watson Farley & Williams to become a consultant with the title of ‘senior advisor’ 
  • Osborne Clarke has hired partner Richard Wilkinson who will join the firm’s London real estate team
  • Kingsley Napley has announced that Peter Metcalfe and Grant Incles have joined the firm as partners in the real estate & construction and medical negligence & personal injury teams respectively
  • McCarthy Denning has announced the appointment of Soulla Berger as a partner
  • Harbottle & Lewis has announced the hire of Marcus Parker as a partner in its private capital practice
  • Garbhan Shanks has joined Fladgate as a partner in the dispute resolution practice, along with senior associate Harriet Chopra and associate Naomi Hall
  • Gowling WLG has made 11 partner promotions: Rob Bridgman (property litigation); Emma Carr (commercial litigation); Anna Colley (specialist real estate services); Kate Cunningham (housing development and regeneration); Jenny Davies (intellectual property); Sarah Dyer (contentious construction and engineering); Ruth Griffin (non-contentious construction and engineering); Gurinder Mann (real estate finance); Samantha Myers (public companies and capital markets); Elizabeth Williams (projects and infrastructure); and Simon Wood (specialist real estate services)
  • RBG Holdings plc (formerly Rosenblatt Group plc), the professional services group, has announced the acquisition of Memery Crystal
  • Keystone Law has welcomed HFW’s former partner and head of ship finance in Greece, Kal Karaiskaki, to the firm
  • Infrastructure partners Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks are set to join White & Case
  • Reed Smith has announced the hire of Daniel Birch as partner in its energy and natural resources group and London office
  • Dentons has appointed Martin Fanning, a technology, media & telecoms partner in London, as clients and markets partner
  • Mayer Brown has announced the appointment of Joe Conder as a partner in the firm’s real estate practice in London
  • Faegre Drinker has announced that Susan Moore has joined the firm as a partner in the finance and restructuring practice group in the London office
  • Paul Baker has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s London office as a partner
  • Baker Botts elected 12 lawyers to partners, to include: Sian Williams (corporate) London. Williams joined the firm in 2020 from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Williams trained and practised at the London office of Ashurst, where she spent time seconded to the Dubai office and to Deutsche Bank in London, advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions, and equity offerings
  • Baker Botts has announced that Shashank Krishna has joined the firm’s global projects department as a partner
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has welcomed finance partner Clare Cottle to the London office
  • Dominic Roughton has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner in the London office
  • Goodwin has announced that David Irvine will join the firm’s tax practice as a partner in the London office
  • Goodwin has announced that partner Hannah Field-Lowes will join the firm’s complex litigation & dispute resolution practice in its London office
  • Shearman & Sterling has announced the appointment of Sanjeev Dhuna as a leveraged finance partner in the finance group, based in London
  • Howard Kennedy has announced that Nina Lake will join the firm’s family team as a partner agreements.
  • Mishcon de Reya has announced that Ashley Winton and Helen Conlan will be joining the firm as partners in the newly formed innovation department
  • Mishcon de Reya has made six partner promotions: Allison Keyse is a member of the corporate department, Alexander Rhodes is head of Mishcon Purpose, Claire Yorke is part of the family department, Kate Clark is also a member of the family department, Nicholas Kirby is part of the real estate department, Sarah Spurling is a member of the finance department
  • Sadie O’Reilly and Robert Emmett have joined the partnership at RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP
  • Devonshires has appointed Katie Fung as a partner in the real estate and projects practice
  • Specialist family law practitioners Julian Ribet, Alistair Myles and Laura Geraghty have announced the launch of their legal practice; Ribet Myles LLP based in London
  • Laurus has promoted residential property lawyer Farah Syed to partner
  • Property litigation specialist Angela Gregson has joined the London office of Royds Withy King as a partner in the property disputes team
  • JMW solicitors has made a number of senior promotions. Promoted to full equity partner in London are Lee Adams (head of London) and Anita Rai in employment. There have also been two promotions to partner in the London office – Amy Shaffron (business crime & regulation) and Golly Etemad (real estate residential).
  • Berkeley Rowe has appointed Faris Dean as a partner and head of the corporate and commercial department.
  • Stewarts Law has appointed Alex Jay as a partner to lead the firm’s insolvency and asset recovery offering.
  • Stewarts Law has promoted the following senior associates to the partnership: Pia Mithani, Zachary Sananes (both commercial litigation); Emma Holland (trust and probate litigation); Sophie Chapman, Lucy Gould (divorce and family); Anna Wiseman (personal injury); and Alison Goldney and Amy Heath (both clinical negligence)
  • Pinney Talfourd has announced a merger with Sackvilles Solicitors on 6 April 2021
  • Capsticks has announced that partner Nicole Curtis, and her three colleagues Katrina Wingfield, Geoffrey Hudson and Neil Wilks, have joined the firm’s professional regulatory team. All four join from Bates Wells.
  • Capsticks has announced a number of promotions: Partners Catherine Bennett (clinical claims), James Howard (housing & regeneration) and Matthew Hunter (real estate), become equity partners
  • Capsticks has announced a number of promotions: Andrew Latham (clinical advisory) and Tamara Knight (clinical claims) have been promoted to salaried partners
  • Peters & Peters has announced that sanctions specialist Anna Bradshaw has been appointed by the Royal United Services Institute as an associate fellow of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies programme
  • Linklaters has announced the election of 41 new counsel, to include London-based: Emma Cochrane (antitrust & foreign investment); Sima Ostrovsky (antitrust & foreign investment); Asad Ahmed (mainstream corporate); Alasdair Smith (pensions); Alaister Johnson (TMT/IP); Leah Parry (trusts); Mei Yin How (capital markets); Richard Hay (capital markets); Rory Renshaw (capital markets); Daniel Fallon (financial regulation); and Imogen Jones (real estate)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has announced the appointment of 31 new counsel, to include London-based: Kevin Whibley (dispute resolution), Rachael Annear (global transactions) and Keith Chapman (global transactions)
  • Eversheds Sutherland has promoted 17 lawyers to legal director - in London are: Victoria Green (tax); Annabel Borg (competition); Zoe Aarons (restructuring); Jamie Dunlop (financial services); and Laura Dunseath (FSDI).
  • Lewis Silkin has welcomed Wendy Saunders as a legal director
  • Leigh Day has promoted a number of new associates in London: Kate Egerton and Tom Short (human rights); Jonny Buckley and Alex Wessely (international); Mandy Bhattal, Tom Hewitt and Liana Wood (employment)
  • Fieldfisher has recruited intellectual property specialist Chris Benson as a legal director in its London office
  • Reed Smith has announced that senior associate, Elizabeth Stroud is joining the firm’s energy and natural resources group
  • Faegre Drinker has welcomed associate Bethan Griffith to the firm’s finance and restructuring practice in London
  • Carey Olsen has appointed Tracey Powell as a senior associate in the Guernsey corporate practice based in the London office
  • Senior associate Sacha Wooldridge has joined Birketts’ immigration team
  • Stewarts Law has promoted senior associate Kara Smith (personal injury) to legal director. Meanwhile, Stewarts has promoted 14 London-based associates to senior associate: Barrington Atkins, Nadia Krueger-Young, Victoria Williams (clinical negligence); Harry Spendlove, Lucy Morgan (commercial litigation); Harriet Franks, Harriet Kerchiss (divorce and family); Lucie Clinch (KM and compliance); Jessica Gower, Emma Lyons (personal injury); Faranak Ghajavand (tax litigation and investigations); and Luca del Panta (trust and probate litigation).
  • Indre Johnston has joined Lawrence Stephens as a senior associate in the firm’s real estate finance & banking team
  • MBM Commercial has made a number of senior promotions. In the corporate team, Caroline Urban, based in the London office, has been promoted to director
  • Lee & Thompson has welcomed two new members to the firm: Andy Florence joins the digital & technology team and James Rushton joins the music team as an associate
  • Mishcon de Reya has made seven promotions to legal director. Edwin Chik is a litigator specialising in finance, banking and restructuring disputes, Jessica Medus is a member of the private department, Tom Roberts is a commercial litigator, John Sendama is a litigator, Carol Katz is a member of the tax and wealth planning group in Mishcon Private, Waqar Shah is part of the dispute resolution department, Matthew Ewens is a member of the white collar crime and investigations group
  • Forsters has promoted Joe Beeston (employment), Emma Gosling (property litigation) and Anna Marie Short (residential developments) to counsel
  • Mackrell Solicitors has announced that senior associate Natalie Payne will become head of private client. The firm has also announced that private client lawyer Jeffrey Cohen becomes head of the wealth and succession planning team.
  • Berkeley Rowe has appointed Gideon Rix as an associate in the dispute resolution team
  • Laurus has promoted Jess Davis to senior associate
  • Capsticks has announced a number of promotions to legal directors: Asfa Javed (real estate); Daniel Whale (real estate); Vicki Moore (real estate); Rory Mulchrone (regulatory); and John Tippett-Cooper (litigation). Promoted to associate are: Jennifer Harris (clinical claims); Joseph Dowling (clinical claims); Kate Cornelius (clinical claims); Emma Rowley (employment); Nalton Stembari (housing & regeneration); David Collins (regulatory); and Tamsin Ryder (regulatory).

May

  • Clifford Chance has announced that partners Ashley Prebble (London) and Gary Boss (New York) have been appointed as co-heads of the firm’s global insurance group.
  • Clifford Chance has announced the promotion of 29 lawyers to the partnership. The newly promoted partners in London are: Jonathan Bray (corporate); Adam Craig (global financial markets); Richard Evans (global financial markets); Stephanie Huts (litigation and dispute resolution); Christopher Ingham (litigation and dispute resolution); Charlotte Madden (corporate); Olamide Oladosu (global financial markets); Laura Smallcombe (global financial markets); Nick Spurrell (corporate); Sachin Trikha (litigation and dispute resolution); and Alastair Windass (tax, pensions, and employment).
  • Linklaters has appointed Alexandra Beidas as the global head of employment & incentives.
  • Allen & Overy has announced that Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt have been appointed as partners in the leveraged finance practice based in London.
  • DLA Piper has announced that 44 lawyers have been promoted to its partnership. Promoted, in the London office are: Rubayet Choudhury (finance and projects); Peter Manley (restructuring) and Matt Davies (tax).
  • Matthew Honeyben has joined Eversheds Sutherland’s global energy group in London as a partner
  • Bird & Bird has promoted to partner, Chris de Mauny (IP); Gavin Punia (finance); and Richard Bush (commercial).
  • Ashurst has appointment 14 new partners.Promoted to partner in London are: Catherine Gokah (investment funds); Jeffrey Johnson (corporate transactions); Lorraine Johnston (finance regulatory); Madeleine Pope (dispute resolution); and Harry Thimont (corporate transactions).
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced that London-based banking partner Daisy Reeves has been named inclusion & diversity client relationship partner.
  • Kennedys has promoted a number of new partners including Louis Foscolo in the London office
  • Private funds specialist, Dale Gabbert has joined Fieldfisher as head of funds
  • DAC Beachcroft has appointed David Hill to partner in its health sector practice.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has promoted nine new partners. The newly-promoted partners in London are: John Coleman (corporate); Gemma Phillips (corporate); Charlotte Fallon (tax & structuring); Helen Hunter (finance); Adam McCarron (restructuring); and James Shackleton (construction, engineering & environment).
  • David Berry has re-joined Addleshaw Goddard as a partner
  • Shoosmiths has made four partner promotions . Ellie Sandbach (real estate litigation), Lucy Taylor (wealth protection, Court of Protection), Simon Procter (corporate) and Sarah Tedstone (commercial/privacy and data).
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has made a number of partner promotions which includes: Rupert Cowper-Coles (media, commercial group), Ben Gold (professional & financial risks, insurance group), Tim Moynihan (restructuring and insolvency, commercial group), Graham Reid (professional & financial risks, insurance group) and Laura Stocks (professional & financial risks, insurance group) in London.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has made five partner promotions. Caroline Greenwell (commercial dispute resolution) Hugh Gunson (private wealth disputes) Dan Moore (corporate restructuring & insolvency) Kerry Stares (responsible business & pro bono) Jonathan Steele (corporate).
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has hired an international tax team in London, led by new partner Robert Reymond. Reymond will be joined at the firm by Leigh Nicoll (senior associate), Emma Tyrrell (senior associate) and Oliver Cooper (policy lead).
  • DWF has appointed Jonathan Drake, a partner to head up the firm’s non-contentious insurance advisory practice. It has also appointed Alexis Karim as a partner in the corporate team based in London and pension specialist Marcus Fink as a partner.
  • Taylor Wessing has made six partner promotions. Caroline Tayler (private client). Siobhán Langwade (corporate technology & life sciences). Fiona Coady (banking & finance). Gabriel Estevez (banking & finance) , Michael Washbrook (patents) David Bates (corporate technology & life sciences)
  • Travers Smith has announced the promotion of seven lawyers to its partnership; Alice Childs (dispute resolution) Ed Ford (funds), Tom Hartwright (private equity & financial sponsors) . Rachel Kitchman (dispute resolution) Natalie Lewis (financial services & markets) Jamie Parish (finance). Barney Stannard (dispute resolution)
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur has promoted Sadie O’Reilly (healthcare) and Robert Emmett (family) to partners
  • Michelmores has made six partner promotions: Simon Allum, a tax specialist; Jayne Clemens, a specialist in IT and financial services disputes, and defamation; Alice Daniels, who advises on commercial disputes, Bethan Jones, who provides HR and employment support to businesses and individuals; Rachel O’Connor, an agricultural dispute resolution specialist and Harry Trick, a specialist in UK and international mergers and acquisitions, and private equity/venture capital investment.
  • Osborne Clarke has made seven partner promotions: Chris Yeo, a specialist in advising institutional investors on private equity transactions and infrastructure projects with a focus on the energy and utilities sector; Craig McCarthy, a regulatory litigator and expert in public procurement and interventions from regulators,; Katherine Kirrage, an expert in competition law and regulatory compliance, Ken Wilkinson, a media and technology sector- focussed corporate lawyer; Pippa Byrne, a private equity specialist, Richard May, intellectual property expert, Olivia Sinfield, an employment law expert ,
  • Irwin Mitchell has made a number of partner promotions, including Angela Batchelor (serious injury), Anne Kavanagh (medical negligence), and Shivi Nathan (medical negligence) in the London office
  • Howard Kennedy has welcomed Arish Bharucha as a partner in the commercial dispute resolution team and as chair of the India group.
  • Howard Kennedy has promoted Jade Chalmers and Rebecca Davison to partners in the real estate team
  • Kingsley Napley has announced that Vanessa Rhodes and Nick Wrightson are being promoted to the role of partner in the real estate & construction and public law teams respectively
  • Dentons has hired corporate partner Patrick Somers and finance partner Marc Gilston.
  • Dentons has announced the promotion of seven new partners. London-based Ian Clements (banking & finance), James Davison (corporate) and Sarah Lima (TMT) have been promoted.
  • Stephen Levy has been appointed chair of Dentons’ UK, Ireland and Middle East (UKIME) board
  • Baker McKenzie has appointed Sumwinder Mann as the new global chair of the firm’s international commercial & trade practice group
  • Paul Hastings has appointed white collar criminal defence lawyer Rebecca Copcutt as a partner in the investigations and white collar defence practice in London.
  • Crowell & Moring has appointed Peter Broadhurst as a competition partner in the London office
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel has promoted Lee Smith to partner in the London office.
  • Cahill Gordon & Reindel has announced that Joydeep Choudhuri, a leveraged finance specialist, has been elected to the partnership in the London office.
  • Keystone Law has welcomed James Healy-Pratt to the firm as a partner and has appointed investment funds lawyer Winston Penhall
  • Fox Williams has promoted Hannah Elliott to partner
  • Beale & Company has promoted Andrew Croft to partner in the contracts and projects advisory team
  • Royds Withy King has announced the appointment of Sarah Wolf, as a partner in the London office
  • Forsters has appointed Robert Barham as a partner in the HNW residential property team
  • Greenwoods GRM has promoted Jamie McConnell to partner
  • Blake Morgan has announced that Clare Strickland, has re-joined the firm’s regulatory group
  • Edwin Coe has announced that Claire Lehr has joined its intellectual property team as a partner and James Walton has been appointed as a partner in the property group.
  • Sandeep Agrawal has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) UK as lead partner for its legal technology business
  • Seddons has announced the appointment of partner Sangeeta Somchand to the position of head of commercial real estate
  • Enyo Law has announced the appointment of Jamie Leader, as a partner.
  • Morrisons solicitors has promoted Lily Meyer and Laura Hooke to partners
  • Royds Withy King has promoted senior associates Rachel James, Ali Cloak and Ian McEwan to partners
  • Stone King has promoted Rebecca Eels to partner in the family & mediation team.
  • Harbottle & Lewis has welcomed intellectual property specialist Andrew Terry as a partner in the firm’s IP litigation team.
  • McCarthy Denning has appointed two new partners in its international energy practice. Michel Lequien and Peter Wright
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has announced four partner promotions: Louise Jukes (personal injury), Michael Kilbane (dispute resolution), Chloe Hartnell (criminal defence) and Cormac McDonough (civil liberties).
  • Volterra Fietta has promoted Peter Flint to partner.
  • Allen & Overy has promoted 39 lawyers to counsel as of 1 May 2021. Promoted in London are: Amanda Lemesle Adams (banking); Kirsty Taylor (banking); Oonagh Harrison (banking); Temi Esho (banking); Ash Tiwari (corporate); Harsha Kumar (corporate); Louise Hennessey (ICM); Russell Butland (litigation); Sunil Mawkin (litigation); Aemelia Allen (real estate); and Prabhjot Dhami (real estate).
  • Freshfields has announced the appointment of Dr Lorand Bartels as counsel in the firm’s antitrust, competition and trade group.
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has promoted 25 new counsel and three to professional support consultant across the firm. The new counsel in London are: Jenny Andrews (employment); Emma Carter (real estate); Andrew Hamel-Smith (energy); Liz Head (corporate crime and investigations); Dennis Hermreck (US Securities); Sophie Jones (professional disputes, regulatory, data privacy); Natalia Rodriguez (competition, regulation and trade); and Duc Tran (data protection and privacy). While Emily Barry (finance); Tim Smith (pensions); and Kristien Geeurickx (competition, regulation and trade) have been promoted to professional support consultant.
  • Bird & Bird has announced Matthew Noble (IP) has been promoted to legal director in the London office.
  • A team of three have joined Womble Bond Dickinson’s real estate practice. Adam Taylor-Smith, senior counsel, Georgina Hook joins as a managing associate and Brittany Beaumont joins as an associate
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has announced the appointment of Lesley O’Leary as it chief operating officer
  • Michelmores has made six promotions to senior associate: Gail Bedford, real estate; Lynsey Blyth, employment; Hannah Slater, projects; Charlotte Coombs, tax, trusts & succession; Chloe Vernon-Shore, commercial; and Rajvinder Kaur, agriculture.
  • Osborne Clarke has made three legal director promotions: Hannah Drew, an expert in commercial law in the digital media and telecoms sectors; Vicky Dudding, leads the firm’s corporate structuring and simplification team and Victoria Gwynedd-Jones, an experienced, technical lawyer
  • Russell-Cooke has announced four new senior associate promotions effective from 1 July 2021. Anouksha Patel (private client), Gareth Roy (charities and social businesses) and Ricky Cella (commercial litigation)
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur has made two senior appointments. Charlotte Kay joins the family department as an associate and Megan Harding joins the property litigation team as an assistant solicitor.
  • Taylor Wessing has made six promotions to senior counsel: Natasha Cooper (corporate real estate & private capital), Kate Silbermann (private client), Jo Joyce ((commercial technology and data), Michael Yates (IP and media), Stephen O’Grady (disputes & investigation), and Edward Spencer (disputes & investigation).
  • Bevan Brittan has announced a number of senior promotions, including Victoria Barman (commercial & infrastructure) to senior associate, Francesca Hedges (commercial & infrastructure), Catherine Maddox (commercial & infrastructure) and Toby de Mellow (clinical risk) have all been promoted to associates.
  • Lawrence Stephens has promoted real estate finance senior associate Nisha Saigal to the role of director.
  • Mayer Brown has announced the appointment of James Perrott as counsel in London.
  • Schulte Roth & Zabel has promoted Amy MacDonagh to special counsel
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has announced a number of senior promotions: Laura O’Brien (criminal defence) and Lauren Tebbett (clinical negligence). Meanwhile, Karen Webster (clinical negligence), Freya Colvin (criminal defence) and Bianca St Prix (criminal defence) have been promoted to associates.
  • Fox Williams has announced the following promotions: Daisy Jones has been promoted to legal director in the employment practice. Mardi MacGregor has been promoted to legal director in the financial services regulatory practice. Tom Pennington-Hare has been made legal director in the employment practice and Sebastian Sayer, an employed barrister, has been made legal director in the financial services regulatory practice
  • BDB Pitmans has welcomed two new legal directors to its private client practice. High-end property specialist Lorna du Sautoy joins the real estate team, and tax specialist and Sophie St John joins the private wealth team.
  • Browne Jacobson has made a number of promotions to senior associate including Matt Jones (construction), Thomas Gibby (commercial) and Harry Pearson (corporate) in the London office.
  • Boodle Hatfield has promoted Clare Pooley to senior associate in the private client and tax practice
  • Seddons has announced a number of promotions to senior associate: Katy Berkley (real estate finance), Rob Brooks (real estate finance), Fiona Callaghan (residential real estate), Ffion Greenfield (family), Nick Mann (residential real estate), and Fiona Mendel (employment). Seddons has also announced a number of promotions to associate: Jenny Chan (personal injury, clinical negligence, immigration), George de Stacpoole (corporate), Lucy Green (real estate), Farhana Khanom (dispute resolution), Zoe Pearse (private client), Richard Raban-Williams (dispute resolution), David Wright (commercial litigation) and Ed Zneimer (real estate finance).
  • Stone King has made a number of senior appointments. Josh Gilbert (business property team), Sophie Pughe (charity & social enterprise team), Jo Lake (information law team) and Kara Williams (commercial property team) have all been promoted to senior associate. Elizabeth Fortin (education), Lucy Blackwell (education), James Barratt (employment team) and Raquel Ugalde (international and cross- border team) have been made associates. Meanwhile, Spyros Maravegias has been promoted to senior HR consultant and Julianna Barker has become a chartered legal executive in the immigration team.
  • Avonhurst has announced that it will be joined by Audrey Koh
  • Linklaters has elected Aedamar Comiskey as its new senior partner. Comiskey, who currently serves as the firm’s global head of corporate, will take up her five-year term on 1 July 2021.
  • Simmons & Simmons has welcomed Elliot Beard as a partner to its banking team in London.
  • Simmons & Simmons has announced that the firm’s London corporate team will be joined by Frances Doherty as a partner on 4 May 2021.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has welcomed the addition of London based funds finance partner Jeremy Cross.
  • Ian Reid has joined Shoosmiths to lead the firm’s construction offering in London and the South of England.
  • Michael Rutili has joined Stephenson Harwood’s private wealth practice.
  • Kennedys has announced the hire of three partners to the catastrophic injury team, Antony French, Anthony Rawlins and Deirdre Burgess.
  • Shakespeare Martineau has appointed Russell Jarvis as a partner in the London office.
  • Farrer & Co has appointed Gerard Heyes as a partner in the dispute resolution team.
  • Watson Farley & Williams has welcomed Chris Mitchell to the firm’s aviation team as a partner in London.
  • Osborne Clarke partner and head of Russia & CIS disputes, Artem Doudko, has been appointed to the LCIA Court.
  • EY has announced the appointment of two new partner hires to its UK legal practice. Monica Gogna and Gita Shivarattan join to lead EY’s legal regulatory team and EY’s legal data protection team respectively.
  • Bindmans has promoted Anna Thwaites to LLP member. Meanwhile, Laura Hobey- Hamsher (public law) has been promoted to partner.
  • Rhodri Thomas has joined Dentons’ people, reward and mobility practice, as a partner in the firm’s London office.
  • Mark Thompson is set to join Dechert’s private equity practice as a partner in its London office.
  • Baker McKenzie has appointed Jannan Crozier as the new chair of the firm’s global M&A practice group. Crozier is a partner in the firm’s corporate group based in London.
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced that Matthew Dickman, a London-based international counsel and member of the firm’s investment management group, will become a partner of the firm.
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced that Jenine Hulsmann will join the firm as a partner in the London office to lead the build out of the European antitrust/competition practice.
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced that Peter Abbott will join the firm as a tax partner in the London office.
  • McDermott Will & Emery has welcomed Michael Darowski as a partner in its London litigation and dispute resolution practice.
  • McDermott Will & Emery has appointed barrister Simon Airey as a white- collar and investigations partner in London.
  • Alston & Bird has added a leveraged finance practice to its London office with the arrival of partner Paul Simcock.
  • FisherBroyles has announced that Neil Hamilton has joined the firm as a partner.
  • Keystone Law has announced the appointment of a number of new partner- level lawyers to the firm. Louise Bennett (dispute resolution) Sungjin Park (employment), Siobhan Moore (commercial), Louise Elmes (construction & projects) Alper Deniz (banking & finance), David Egan (corporate), Andrew Terry (tax), Keely Rushmore (employment), Tracey Poole (probate & estate planning), Peter Clegg (commercial property, Adam Perry (commercial property)
  • Blake Morgan has announced the promotions of eight lawyers to partner. Anita Kasseean and Alex Shirtcliff have been promoted in the London office.
  • Taylor Vinters has promoted James Boyle, a data and privacy specialist, to partner.
  • Hugh James has made three partner promotions, including Mary Mulhall and Robert Hurling in the London office.
  • Royds Withy King has appointed partner Mark Scott to its residential property practice.
  • Laurus has recruited Victoria Teymourian-Yates as an associate in the family team.
  • Mackrell solicitors has promoted two new partners. Mohit Pasricha is head of the sport and entertainment department and Ricardo Geada is head of the cannabis and regulatory law team.
  • Pinsent Masons has launched an equality law practice. Co-leads of the new practice are legal directors Kate Dodd and Susannah Donaldson.
  • Elliot White has joined Addleshaw Goddard’s innovation & legal technology team as head of operations.
  • Hill Dickinson has promoted 19 lawyers to legal director. Promoted in the London office are: Jack Delaney (corporate); Sam Hudson (corporate); Francois De Lange (corporate); Rosie Goncare (shipping); Nino Inasaridze (yachts); and Nafsika Connolly (yachts).
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur has appointed Caroline Doyle as an associate in the tax and private client team
  • Bindmans has made two promotions to associate. Melissa Arnold (family) and Robert Maddox (employment)
  • Taylor Vinters has promoted Nicola Morriss, a member of the charities and social ventures practice, to senior associate.
  • TLT has appointed Paul Evans, former strategic adviser at the Metropolitan Police in the new role of head of commercial consulting.
  • Hodge Jones & Allen has made three appointments to its criminal defence team. Sania Shah, Aneka Thirurajah and Rishi Joshi
  • EY has announced the hire of four new associate partners to its UK legal practice. Andrea Ward is a data protection lawyer, Peter Given, a data protection specialist, Alex Mason and Rowan Armstrong
  • Mayer Brown has announced the hires of Tarun Patel and Electra Callan as counsel. They are joining the firm’s private equity practice in London.
  • Lester Aldridge has welcomed solicitor Neeti Chauhan to its residential property team in London.
  • Thomas Mansfield Solicitors has welcomed Gemma Fuentes Romero to its international family team.
  • Rahman Ravelli has promoted Niall Hearty to legal director and Josie Welland to senior associate.

June

  • Clifford Chance has announced that Sue Hinchcliffe will join the firm as a partner
  • Allen & Overy has appointed New York based partner David Lucking as head of its global international capital markets practice
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Chris Thornes as a consultant in its financial institutions team.
  • DLA Piper has appointed Bonnie Calnan as a partner in its London real estate team.
  • DLA Piper has announced the appointment of Jonny Powling as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice, based in London.
  • DLA Piper has announced that insurance and class action specialist Tricia Hobson joins the firm’s London and Sydney offices.
  • Ashurst has elected Karen Davies as its new global chair.
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has announced that Jinal Shah will join the firm’s corporate & financial transactions team as a partner.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has hired Edyta Brozyniak as a partner its financial services and funds team in London.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Catherine Fearnhead and David McEwing as co-heads of its global energy and utilities practice.
  • Ann Grewar has joined Addleshaw Goddard as a partner
  • Howard Kennedy has welcomed Kyle Phillips back to the firm as a partner in the business crime team.
  • DWF has appointed Matthew Williams, as a partner in the finance and restructuring group in London.
  • DWF has appointed Maher Ghanma as a partner in London.
  • DWF has appointed Shane Toal, an energy and infrastructure sector specialist, as a partner in the global real estate group based in London.
  • Child & Child has appointed Andrew Li as the new head of new homes at the firm.
  • Collyer Bristow has promoted Ragavan Arunachalam to partner in the corporate & commercial team
  • Trowers & Hamlins partner Robert Beiley has been appointed as the chair of the British Property Federation’s newly established affordable housing committee.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has appointed Steven Raize as a partner in the corporate team based in the London office.
  • Dechert has announced the forthcoming addition of partner Kay Morley to the London office.
  • Charles Wakiwaka has joined McGuireWoods LLP capital markets practice in London as a partner.
  • Steptoe & Johnson has appointed Juliya Arbisman as a partner in the international arbitration and commercial litigation practice based in both the firm’s London and Washington office.
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has appointed Antony Single as a partner in the asset finance team based in London.
  • Payne Hicks Beach has promoted Catherine Costley (family) and Andrew Willan (dispute resolution) to partners.
  • Hamlins has promoted Alex Cochrane to partner in the media disputes team. He joined Hamlins in 2019.
  • Sacker & Partners has announced that David Saunders is to become the firm’s senior partner on 1 September 2021.

July

  • Linklaters has appointed Paul Lewis as its new firm-wide managing partner
  • Allen & Overy has appointed Bradley Weyland as a partner in the firm’s leveraged finance practice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills has recruited partner Will Glassey to its disputes practice in London.
  • Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed two new partners within its commercial disputes practice in London, Phillip Richardson and Sheena Buddhdev
  • Addleshaw Goddard has appointed Ewen Scott as a partner in its leveraged finance team
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has hired international casualty partner, Lucy Dyson, to join the firm’s insurance group in London
  • Stephenson Harwood has promoted private equity specialist Sarah de Ste Croix to partner in the London office
  • Travers Smith has appointed Ben Thompson as a partner
  • Irwin Mitchell has appointed Slater and Gordon’s national head of employment, Deborah Casale
  • Shakespeare Martineau has appointed Frank Bouette as a restructuring partner in London
  • Hugh James has appointed Andrew Hoad as a corporate partner in the London office.
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced that Amy Fox will join the firm as a partner in the investment funds group
  • McDermott Will & Emery has appointed Merrick White as a partner in London.
  • King & Spalding has added Benoit Lavigne as a partner in the corporate, finance and investments (CFI) practice
  • Jones Day has welcomed Abradat Kamalpour to the firm’s financial markets practice as a partner
  • Fragomen LLP has announced the appointment of 17 new partners, effective 1 July 2021, including London-based Janis Bailey and Rajiv Naik.
  • Birketts has appointed Seamus Clifford as a partner in the corporate team based in the London office
  • Seddons solicitors has announced that partner Neil Russell has been appointed as head of the family department.
  • Leigh Day has welcomed immigration and asylum law specialist Jacqueline McKenzie as a partner.
  • Moore Barlow has announced the election of Trevor Sterling as the firm’s new senior partner.
  • Russell Strong has joined Greenwoods GRM as a partner in London, where he will lead the firm’s marine law and international trade practice.
  • Davitt Jones Bould has appointed Nigel Hewitson as a partner. His areas of expertise include planning, compulsory purchase and highways law.
  • Ross Munro has been appointed as the new global managing partner of Harneys
  • Armstrong Teasdale has appointed Molly Ahmed as a senior associate in the litigation practice based in the London office.
  • Shakespeare Martineau has appointed Nicola Holton as a restructuring and insolvency legal director in the London office.
  • Irwin Mitchell has established a new commercial growth team, which will be led by Victoria Brackett in the newly created role of chief commercial officer.
  • Lawrence Stephens has appointed Rebecca Thomas as senior associate in the real estate department.
  • Bracewell has promoted senior associate Nicholas Neuberger to senior counsel in London.
  • Jones Day has announced that Hannah Ward has joined the firm’s financial markets practice as of counsel in the London Office
  • Álvaro Nistal has joined Arnold & Porter’s international arbitration practice as counsel, resident in London
  • Capital Law has appointed Phillippa Ellis as a senior associate in the financial services team in London.
  • Blake Morgan has made a number of promotions across its offices. In the property services group in London Sophie Shaladi has been promoted to legal director, Peter Lewis to senior associate, while Jordan McAndrew becomes a senior associate.
  • Horwich Farrelly has made a number of senior promotions, including James Mansell (motor & casualty LACIG) who becomes a senior associate in the London office. Also in London, Matthew Hill (counter fraud) becomes an associate.
  • TWM Solicitors has appointed Amanda Lathia as a solicitor in the business law team, based in the firm’s London (Fulham) office.
  • Family Law in Partnership has appointed Selena Arbe-Barnes as an associate

August

  • Luxembourg law firm, Wildgen, has announced the appointment of Miryam Lassalle as a director in the firm’s London office.
  • Edwin Coe has announced that three private client associates have passed further professional exams. Jessica Brittain and Toni Recchia have passed their STEP advanced certificate in administration of estates, whilst Anna Ridley passed her STEP advanced certificate in trust and estate accounting.
  • Family Law in Partnership has appointed Rory Collett as an associate.
  • Mackrell solicitors, has promoted Adam Hogg to head of private client, wills and probate.
  • Lester Aldridge has hired senior associate Precious Igbokwe, in the firm’s tax, trusts, wills & probate team in London
  • McDermott Will & Emery has announced the appointment of Marcia Shekerdemian QC as senior consultant in its global restructuring and insolvency practice in London
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur has welcomed Joshua Morrison as an associate to its healthcare providers team.
  • Lawrence Stephens has hired real estate solicitor Sara Jutestal
  • Ashfords has welcomed five newly qualified solicitors, following the completion of their training contracts with the firm. NQs in the London office are Emma Wheeler - construction & infrastructure and Ceris Fuller - commercial litigation.
  • Beale & Company has appointed Paul Henty as a partner in the corporate and commercial practice.
  • Blaser Mills has announced the promotion of Alexandra Kirk and Hiren Gandhi to junior equity partners.
  • Edward Lee has joined Blaser Mills as a partner and head of corporate
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ dispute resolution team is marking several promotions. In the London office, James Simnett has become a legal director.
  • Avonhurst has announced it will be joined by John Reynolds formerly the head of White & Case’s London litigation department.
  • EY Law has appointed four new partners in its energy, climate and ESG law practice. Michelle Davies, Rob McNabb, Iwan Walters and Jean-Pascal Boutin will be joining
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards has promoted seven lawyers to partner, including Angharad Lynn (private client) and Leila Inman (commercial property) from the London office.
  • Ashfords has announced six partner promotions across the firm. In the restructuring & insolvency team in London, Amy Gallimore has been made partner. Her practice encompasses advisory, disputes and transactional work.
  • Miguel Vaz, former EMEA managing counsel has joined Fieldfisher as a competition & investigations partner in the firm’s regulatory group.
  • Lewis Silkin has appointed Supinder Sian as a partner in the firm’s immigration practice.
  • DLA Piper has the appointed Jason Collins as a partner and as head of its international tax disputes practice, based in London.
  • Ashurst has hired Rhiannon Webster as partner in its London digital economy team, to lead the firm’s UK data protection and information practice.
  • Addleshaw Goddard has hired Carl Posern as a partner in the firm’s structured finance team.

September

  • Linklaters has appointed partner Alison Wilson as its new global head of dispute resolution and partner Andrew Vickery as its new global head of finance.
  • Bedell Cristin has made a number of senior promotions, including Adam Bartels who has been made a senior associate in the Jersey FSL team based in London.
  • Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP has appointed Mikhail Vishnyakov as counsel and Emily Davies as associate
  • Gherson Solicitors has appointed senior solicitor, Jemima Johnstone, as its new head of corporate immigration.
  • Russell-Cooke has welcomed five newly-qualified solicitors to the practice. On the commercial side of the practice, Emily Joss and Ed Patton qualify into the commercial litigation team and Jonathan Gorman starts as a new associate in insolvency. On the private individuals side, Abby Ewing qualifies into the crime team and Ellie Miles into personal injury and clinical negligence.
  • Gowling WLG has appointed a new director, Seiko Hidaka, to work within its patent litigation team in London.
  • Kennedys has announced the promotion of 86 associates to senior associate and introduced a new legal director role, with 44 legal directors and two special counsel. The newly promoted legal directors in London are: Alex Riley (liability), Alex Scard (commercial), Anna Haigh (insurance, Ben Appleton (liability), Darren Bradshaw (commercial), David Froome (healthcare), David Robinson (insurance), Debbie Larkin (insurance), Dónal Clark (insurance), Elizabeth Wheal (insurance); Erica Aldridge (commercial), Felicity Ingram (Insurance); Karishma Paroha (insurance), Laura Madders (insurance), Nathalie Smyth (insurance), Nicola Pangbourne (insurance), Rekha Cooke (insurance), Rhys Davies (insurance), Robin White (insurance), Russell Wright (insurance), Shaan Burton (insurance), Stephanie Power (liability), and Tim Hague (insurance). Promoted to senior associate in London are: Amber Jenner (liability), Andrew Hogan (insurance), Andrew Purdie (liability), Andrew Swarbrick (liability), Angela Roberts (insurance), Ben Loechner (insurance), Catriona Wheeler (commercial), Chris Marangou (insurance), Dave Kelly (healthcare), Donald McDonald (insurance), Ed Gibson (insurance), Elizabeth Mason (insurance), Florrie Southgate (liability), Holly Whittick (liability), Kim Carrim (liability), Lauren Brock (liability), Lisa Williams (insurance), Lorna Flynn (insurance), Louise Campbell (insurance), Louise Law (liability), Lucy Pragnell (liability), Madeleine Bertrand (liability), Matthew Bebb (healthcare), Michelle Naidoo (insurance), Milena Iyer (liability), Neil Shah (insurance), Nikki Baynes (insurance), Rachel Saunders (insurance), Robert Calnan (insurance), Robert Corrigan (liability), Roshan Sidhu (insurance), Sarah Ludlam (commercial), Stuart Farlow (insurance), Suzy Oakley (insurance), Tara Mukerji (insurance), and Thomas Panter (liability).
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur has welcomed Dilara Sancar to its property department as a paralegal.
  • International disputes firm LALIVE, has appointed Genevieve Poirier as a partner based in the firm’s London office.
  • gunnercooke has announced the hire of 11 new partners across the firm. Joining in London are: Roz Lidder and Kirpal Bidmead (both family); Martyn Cremin (real estate); Sima Kanan (corporate); Akash Sachdeva (intellectual property); and culture and ESG consultant, Patrick Voss
  • Fox Williams has appointed Peter Finch as a new partner in the fintech practice.
  • Donna McCarthy has become the new head of housing management and property litigation at Devonshires.
  • Anil Rajani has joined Rosenblatt as a partner within dispute resolution
  • Payne Hicks Beach has appointed Paul Dorrans as a partner in the dispute resolution practice.
  • Keystone Law has welcomed 12 new partners to the firm across multiple practice areas. They are: Dr Alexandra von Westernhagen (EU & Competition), Will Nash (corporate), Joseph Kosky (dispute resolution), Sarah Thompson (family), Sarah Garth (employment), Camilla Bishop (probate and estate planning), Tim Tyndall (employment), Nick Smith (commercial property), Milena Radoycheva (corporate and commercial), Rabya Anwar (banking & finance regulation), Lee McIntyre-Hamilton (tax).
  • Martin Pugsley, a dual qualified English/Italian solicitor, has joined Haynes and Boone as a London partner in its capital markets and securities practice group.
  • Kathleen Garrett has joined Reed Smith as a partner in its financial industry group in London.
  • Vinson & Elkins has welcomed Peita Menon as a partner in its global tax practice. Menon will lead the firm’s London and EMEA tax practice.
  • Latham & Watkins has announced that Tom Bartlett has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the project development & finance practice.
  • Sidley Austin has welcomed Dan Graham, Paul Dunbar, and Emilie Stewart as partners in London. Graham and Dunbar have joined the global M&A and private equity practice and Stewart has joined the global finance group.
  • Greenberg Traurig has added John Houghton to the firm’s London office, where he will serve as chair of the London restructuring & bankruptcy practice.
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has announced that Naboth van den Broek has joined the firm as a partner in its international trade practice.
  • James Knox is set to join DLA Piper’s London real estate team as a partner.
  • Trowers & Hamlins has recruited Chen Ikeogu as a partner to its banking & finance team in London.
  • Dentons has recruited commercial disputes partner Louisa Caswell to lead the firm’s UK disputes division.
  • Kingsley Napley has announced that Sophie Kemp has become head of the public law team.
  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP has welcomed Arshoo Singh as a partner in its tax and private client team.
  • Lewis Silkin has appointed Tom Gaunt as head the firm’s IP practice, taking over from Dominic Farnsworth.
  • Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has announced that senior project finance lawyer Julian Nichol has joined the firm’s projects group as a partner in London.
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has hired partner William Hogarth to join the firm’s transactional and regulatory insurance team based out of London.
  • Shoosmiths has recruited Daren Allen as a partner, to its financial services disputes and investigations (FSDI) team, as part of the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation practice.
  • Gina Bicknell has joined Pinsent Masons as a partner in London.
  • CMS has appointed Ben Hitchens as a partner in its intellectual property (IP) practice in London. He joins the firm in early October 2021.
  • Simmons & Simmons has announced the arrival of Mark Jephcott as a partner in the firm’s London disputes practice.
  • Simmons & Simmons has announced the hire of Oliver Irons as a partner in the financial services regulatory team in London.

October

  • Ashurst has appointed partner Nathan Willmott to its dispute resolution practice in London.
  • Ashurst has appointed Daniel Franks as a partner in the firm’s global markets practice, based in London.
  • Charles Russell Speechlys has appointed David Collins as divisional managing partner for the business advisory & transaction services division which includes the corporate, commercial, employment, immigration, pensions, financial services and banking teams.
  • Roland Turnill has been elected Slaughter and May’s next senior partner.  Turnill will take up the role on 1 May 2024, at the end of Steve Cooke’s term as senior partner.
  • Pinsent Masons has recruited Ruby Khnom as a partner in London. Joining the firm’s TMT team.
  • Fieldfisher has announced that Robert Shooter, head of technology, outsourcing & privacy, will succeed Michael Chissick as managing partner of the firm, effective 1 May 2022
  • Wedlake Bell has made three partner appointments in London. Charles Wang joins the private client team. Charlotte Wilding and Alexander Dittel both join as partners in the IP and data protection teams respectively.
  • Winckworth Sherwood has appointed Sarah Ingram as a partner in the family practice.
  • DWF has appointed Dora Grant as UK deputy head of its regulatory consulting team.
  • White & Case has announced the promotion of 59 lawyers around the world to its partnership. With effective from 1 January 2022 the newly promoted partners in London are: Victoria Burton (commercial litigation); Mark Richardson (mergers & acquisitions); Neha Saran (capital markets); Laetitia Souesme (international arbitration); Stephanie Stocker (commercial litigation); Will Stoner (financial restructuring and insolvency); John Timmons (intellectual property); and Ben von Maur (mergers & acquisitions).
  • White & Case has expanded its global mergers and acquisitions practice with the appointment of Robert Nield as a funds and investment management partner in the London office.
  • Evgeny Scirtò Ostrovskiy has joined White & Case as a partner in London.
  • Paul Hastings has welcomed leverage finance lawyer Adrian Chiodo to its London office as a partner in the finance and restructuring practice.
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has hired a private equity team of three partners from Vinson & Elkins in London. Partner Federico Fruhbeck, who will serve as Gibson Dunn’s head of private equity in Europe and co-chair of the projects and infrastructure practice group, will join alongside partners Robert Dixon and Alice Brogi.
  • Goodwin has announced that 40 lawyers have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective as of 1 October 2021.  In the London office Glynn Barwick (financial industry) and Charlotte Haywood (tax) have been promoted.
  • Goodwin has announced that partner Ariel White-Tsimikalis will be joining the firm’s London technology and life sciences practices.
  • Steptoe & Johnson has added UK and EU chemicals & environmental lawyer, Simon Tilling to its London & Brussels offices.
  • McDermott Will & Emery has announced that it has appointed Kevin Cummings as head of its London corporate tax practice.
  • Mayer Brown has welcomed the arrival of three partners in London. Musonda Kapotwe and Andy Kolacki join the firm’s banking & finance practice and Myles Mantle joins the project finance team.
  • King & Spalding has recruited Robert Marshall II, an executive compensation and employee benefits lawyer based in London, as a partner in the firm’s corporate, finance and investments (CFI) practice group.
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has added a three-partner antitrust litigation team in London. Boris Bronfentrinker, Elaine Whiteford and Nicola Chesaites.
  • Kirkland & Ellis has announced that it is set to move its London office to 40 Leadenhall Street.
  • Michael Casey has joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s national security practice as a partner in London.
  • Keystone Law has announced that partner James Healy-Pratt has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in England and Wales.
  • Penningtons Manches Cooper has appointed Ruby Dinsmore as a partner in the employment practice based in the London office.
  • Carey Olsen partner Jan Golaszewski has relocated from the Cayman Islands to the firm’s London office.
  • KPMG Law has appointed Richard Needham as a partner in its specialist international business reorganisation team in London.
  • MFB has promoted Charlie Young to partner.
  • Reem Al-Jumaily, a residential property partner at Boodle Hatfield, has been appointed as a UK ambassador for the Women Lawyers Group Middle East.
  • Marriott Harrison LLP has appointed its head of corporate, David Jacob, as managing partner with effect from 1 October 2021. Former managing partner, Hugh Gardner continues in his role as a partner in the corporate team. Jacob joined Marriott Harrison in 2014 and is succeeded in his position as head of corporate by Jonathan Leigh-Hunt.
  • Marriott Harrison LLP has announced the promotion of Frances Spooner and David Bettis as partners with effect from 1 October 2021.
  • Plexus Law has announced that partner Nicola Skeldon has been appointed a Deputy District Judge.
  • ADVANT Nctm has appointed Giacomo Serra Zanetti and Fabio Pizzoccheri as partners in the London office.
  • Lewis Silkin has announced the appointment of Nick Allan as a legal director to lead the firm’s practice in interactive entertainment.
  • Dentons has recruited Claudia Thomas as counsel in the firm’s UK government and energy, transport and infrastructure teams.
  • Osborne Clarke has retained 22 out of 23 trainees staying on as newly qualified solicitors in 2021. In London they are: Alice Benson (banking), Capucine de Hennin (commercial disputes), David Antrobus (restructuring and insolvency), Emma Kelly (real estate), Gabriella Thornton (commercial), Georgie Taylor (commercial), Harriet Parratt (property disputes), Holly Barber Collis (corporate), Isabel Boyce (employment), Lucy Sutcliffe (FIG) and Will Gill (construction disputes).
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys has promoted Pearse Sheehan (corporate) to senior associate in the London office.
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn has promoted 16 associates to senior associate in its latest round of internal promotions, while 12 solicitors have become associates, all effective 1 October 2021. The new associates include: Gabby Ives (property) and Scarlett Leigh (property).
  • MFB has been joined by Oliver McGaw as a solicitor and has also been joined by Clio Lamboura as a solicitor. Meanwhile, Amarinder Singh Brar has joined the firm as a Master Mariner MFB has also announced that Pernille Kuld Erikson has qualified as a solicitor with the firm.
  • Devonshires has announced it is retaining all of its newly qualified solicitors.  Ellie Fletcher (construction), Abbie Grimwood (construction), Llewellyn Perkins (employment), Lale Ali (real estate & projects), Charlotte Ingram (banking, governance & corporate), and Mahzabin Choudhury (securitisation) all qualified on 5 October 2021.
  • Birketts has made a number of senior promotions including Emily Osborne to senior associate and Talia Jacobs to associate in the London office.
  • Devonshires has made nine senior appointments in the London office. The construction team is joined by Karen Morean, Josie Williams, and Patrick Trevor. Joining the real estate and projects team are Victoria Schofield, Jade Curran, and Ciara Phillips. Fay Birch joins from the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team and Chris Cuckney joins the employment team. Also joining is CILEX lawyer Jatinder Bhamber into the housing management and property litigation team.
  • Berkeley Rowe has made a number of appointments in its litigation team. Senior associate, Daniel Roberts joins from Smithfield Partners, while associate Jonathan Bennett joins from Slaughter and May.  Also joining the team are litigation paralegals Anita Niaraki and Berivan Genc.  Meanwhile, the firm has taken on two trainees, Kailie De Zoysa and Imogen Simmonds. They joined the firm as paralegals within the last year and have now commenced their training contracts.
  • ADVANT Nctm has appointed Giulia De Amico (banking and finance) and Christian Prencipe (mergers and acquisitions) as associates in the London office.