DWF has launched a risk and compliance team in Manchester, taking on Deborah Chrimes (far left) from Hammonds as head of the department.
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Also joining the team are compliance officer Greg Morris from the National Policing Improvement Agency and quality and improvement manager Emma Wetherby (middle) from Contour Housing Group.
• Sharpe Pritchard has strengthened its construction team by promoting Annie Moy and Denise Stephenson to partner. Assistant Justin Mendelle also joins the team from
• Mackrell Turner Garrett has hired Rebecca Howlett from RLS Solicitors. She joins the company commercial team as an assistant.
• Sarah Gogan has joined Mishcon de Reya as an assistant in the immigration group. She left Fransman Solicitors, where she was a partner, to take up the role.
• Patent and trademark specialist Withers & Rogers has made up four new partners: Rachel Wallis and Tania Clark in London, and David McWilliams and Russell Barton in the Midlands.
• European firm Miller Rosenfalck has added two new partners to its London office. Litigation partner Sanjive Haldankar joins from Freedman Green Dohkia, while John Kenneally joins from Beynon Nicholls.
• Thames Valley firm BP Collins has recruited private client partner Ian Newcombe as head of wills, trust and probate. He was previously with Dorset firm HGW Solicitors.
• Richard O’Hagan, a consultant at Beaconsfield firm Brittons Solicitors, has been appointed as acting secretary of the Committee on Publication Ethics, the academic equivalent of the Press Complaints Commission.
• Somerset firm Battens Solicitors has hired Peter Livingstone as a partner and head of the company commercial team. He leaves Clarke Willmott, where he was a partner.
• Leicester firm Spearing Waite has appointed Andrew Rowell as an employment partner. Rowell was previously with Nelsons.
• Lancashire firm Napthens has recruited litigation assistant Kate Baker from Lopian Wagner Solicitors.
• Berrymans Lace Mawer has promoted 18 lawyers to associate, including 11 in Manchester, three in Birmingham and one each in Leeds, Liverpool, London and Stockton-on-Tees.
• Keoghs has appointed disease litigation expert Chris Phillips as a full-time consultant. He joins from Halliwells, where he was a partner.
• Beiten Burkhardt has reinforced its Brussels team with the hire of antitrust partner Dr Rainer Bierwagen. Prior to this he worked with Belgian firm Van Bael & Bellis.
• Italian employment specialist LabLaw has taken on associates Sirra Arnoldi from Vita Samory Fabrini & Associati, Chiara Perrone from Toffoletto e Soci and
Francesca Bussotti from Studio Legal Squassi & Associati. All three join LabLaw’s office in Milan .
• Dechert has appointed five European national partners, the salaried partner equivalent role for senior associates. They are corporate lawyers Olivia Gueguen and Anne-Laure
Marcerou and litigator Jacques Sivignon in Paris, Katja Heuterkes in the Munich corporate team, and financial service lawyer Antonios Nezeritis in Luxembourg.
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• White & Case has promoted Sebastian Buss to local partner in the projects and asset finance group. He recently moved from London to the Singapore office.
• Litigation partner Linda Addison has been appointed as partner in charge of Fulbright
& Jaworski’s New York office. Addison succeeds William Bush, who is retiring from the firm to join BDT Capital Partners in Chicago.
• Dewey & LeBoeuf has announced the hire of business solutions and governance partner Philip Abelson as a partner in its New York office. Prior to joining the firm, he was counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
• Corporate partner Daniel Mummery has joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Palo Alto Office as co-chair of the firm’s outsourcing transactions practice group. He was previously with Latham & Watkins.
• Hardwicke Building has announced the arrival of barrister John de Waal from Birmingham set St Philips Chambers. He will become a member the specialist property team led by Michelle Stevens-Hoare.