On the move

Covington & Burling has recruited the president and CEO of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Edward Yingling (left) as a ­partner in its financial institutions group.


Ed Yingling
Ed Yingling

Move of the week

He will advice on regulatory, transactional, enforcement and legislative issues, with a particular focus on the Dodd-Frank Act. ­Yingling’s career with the ABA spanned 25 years and saw him involved in the major ­regulatory and legislative issues facing the banking industry, including the debates around  Dodd-Frank. Covington’s ­management ­committee chair Timothy Hester said: ­“Ed’s leadership role at the ABA  gives him a unique understanding of the complex issues confronting the financial services industry.” Yingling will join the firm’s Washington DC office in January.

 

UK

LONDON

SJ Berwin corporate partner Tandeep Minhas has joined Taylor Wessing as a partner in its financial institutions and markets group. Minhas becomes the eighth partner in the group, led by Tim Stocks.

Watson Farley & Williams has hired Reed Smith asset finance partners Rex Rosales and Silva Subramanian as part of a five-lawyer team. Associates Andrew Harper, Karine Oates and Jahnavi Ramachandran have also joined Watson Farley from the US firm.

Bircham Dyson Bell has promoted Elaine Dobson to partner in its property department.

A former estate agent, Dobson joined the firm in 2007 as an associate.

Midlands

DLA Piper banking associate Nina Armstrong has joined Browne Jacobson as an associate. Armstrong, a specialist in advising on real estate transactions and restructurings, worked at Clifford Chance before joining DLA Piper in 2006.

FBC Manby Bowdler has taken on four new trainees. Hannah Jennings, Amber Bate, Carl Robinson and Claire Whittall have all joined on two-year contracts, taking the number of trainees at the West Midlands firm to seven.

North

Manchester firm Davis Blank Furniss has beefed up its corporate arm following the hire of Sonio Singh from Mohindra Maini. Singh was head of corporate at Mohindra Maini and has previously been a partner at Pannone.

Nexus Solicitors has recruited music law specialist Stephen Lea as a consultant. Lea

will also remain as consultant at Lea & Company Solicitors, the Stockport firm he founded in 1990. Lea’s clients have included New Order, Tears for Fears, Happy Mondays and Take That.

JMW has promoted legal executive Stuart Cartwright to partner in the firm’s business

crime and regulation team.

Move of the week

Covington & Burling has recruited the president and CEO of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Edward Yingling (left) as a ­partner in its financial institutions group.

He will advice on regulatory, transactional, enforcement and legislative issues, with a particular focus on the Dodd-Frank Act. ­Yingling’s career with the ABA spanned 25 years and saw him involved in the major ­regulatory and legislative issues facing the banking industry, including the debates around  Dodd-Frank. Covington’s ­management ­committee chair Timothy Hester said: ­“Ed’s leadership role at the ABA  gives him a unique understanding of the complex issues confronting the financial services industry.” Yingling will join the firm’s Washington DC office in January.

Scotland

Wright Johnston & Mackenzie partner Alistair Anderson has joined Gillespie

Macandrew as a partner in the Edinburgh firm’s expanding land and rural business

department.

Wales

Cardiff firm Dolmans has promoted two of its solicitors to associate. In the litigation team Judith Blades has been promoted, while Jennifer Cottle has made the grade in the corporate department.

Europe

Dutch firm Stibbe has appointed Serge Gijfarth as a partner and joint head of its growing TMT practice. He was previously a partner in the Amsterdam TMT group at Baker & McKenzie.

At Stibbe he will lead the group alongside Jan Reiner van Angeren.

August & Debouzy has appointed Eric Manca as a partner in its employment practice. Manca joined the firm in 2001 and has been head of employment litigation since 2007.

German firm Graf von Westphalen has made up two associates to partner. The duo are Hendrick Thies in the Freiburg corporate and M&A group and Stefan Zipse, who has become a partner in the Cologne distribution and antitrust practice.

US

King & Spalding has elected three partners to its 10-strong policy committee. The trio are Atlanta financial restructurings partner Sarah Borders, Washington DC international trade ­partner Joseph Dorn and New York managing partner Robert Perry.

Debevoise & Plimpton has hired former New York State Superintendent of Insurance

Eric Dinallo as a partner in its New York financial institutions group.

McDermott Will & Emery M&A partner Peter Rooney has joined Orrick Herrington

& Sutcliffe as a partner in its New York corporate team.