MOVE OF THE WEEK McDermott Will & Emery has hired Gregory Mocek, the former director of enforcement at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as partner in the firm’s energy derivatives market practice in Washington DC. Mocek will also work out of the firm’s London office.
• Clifford Chance has promoted five lawyers
to counsel across its Asia offices: Charlotte Robins in Hong Kong, Kelly Gregory and Patrick Phua in Shanghai, and Kenji Miyagawa and Yemi Tepe in Tokyo.
• White & Case has promoted Christophe Seraglini to counsel in the international arbitration group. He is based in Paris.
• Real estate partner Robin Corbett has been made head of property at Scottish firm Biggart Baillie. The firm also promoted projects lawyer Martin Gallaher to partner and Damien Bechelli, Laura Brain and Caroline Earnshaw to associate.
• Lord Justice of Appeal and former chair of the Law Commission, Sir Roger Toulson, is to be made an honorary Doctor of Laws at the University of Bradford. He will attend a ceremony at the
university on 18 July.
• Salisbury and Southampton firm Trethowans has hired a new partner and three associates. Jon Loney joins as an employment partner from Foot Anstey, along with employment associate Holly Cudbill , while property associate Tim Higham and commercial litigation associate William Schlater join from Awdry Bailey & Douglas and Michael Simkins respectively.
• North East firm Bridge McFarland has taken on PI partner Tim Mincher from Berrymans Lace Mawer. The firm also hired PI assistant Debbie Schofield from Thompsons, employment associate Paul Hardy from Adie O’Reilly and PI associate Stephanie Pyle from Beachcroft.
• Peterborough-headquartered Greenwoods Solicitors has promoted Karin Horsley and Darren Morgan to the role of director.
• Cobbetts has strengthened its Manchester banking team with the hire of Euan McConnell from Lupton Fawcett in Leeds. He joins as a director.
• The Leeds office of regional firm DWF has appointed Andrew Howard as a senior manager in the business recovery department. He was previously business development manager at Carrick Read in Leeds.
• London litigation firm Fisher Meredith has made up nine new partners. Joining the partnership are John Turner in civil litigation, Andrew Arthur in police and prison law, Julie Cornes in public services law, Louise Barretto in family, Valerie Greenfield in children, Dawn McPherson in housing, Fiona Cuming in employment and Stefan Vnuk and Chris Dowd in immigration.
• Newly qualified lawyer Stephen Green has joined the Northampton office of Howes Percival, where he will work in the company and commercial team. He trained at Franklins in Northampton.
• Real estate firm Maples Teesdale has recruited assistant Neil Sagoo from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain.
• French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel has hired senior associate Melinda Arsouze from the Paris office of Shearman & Sterling. She will work in the international capital markets practice.
• Baker & McKenzie has promoted eight new partners in Asia. They are: Rossana Chu, Maria Joannides Smith, Martin Tam and Kareena Teh in Hong Kong, Andrew Lucas and Beatrice Schaffrath in Beijing, Boo Bee Chun in Shanghai, and Tran Thi Thanh Ha in Vietnam. Meanwhile, the firm has hired a counsel dedicated to its pro bono programme. Madeleine Schachter joins the firm’s New York office from Hachette Book, where she held an in-house role.
• Joy Phillips has been appointed practice director at South Wales firm Harding Evans. She was previously practice director at Cardiff-based Dolmans.
• Patrick Thomas QC has been appointed as a circuit judge. He will be based on the Midland Circuit at Birmingham Crown Court.
• US firm White & Case has taken on former Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz partner Dr Patricia Nacimiento in its Frankfurt office. She arrives as a partner in the international arbitration team.