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Berwin Leighton Paisner has promoted business intelligence team manager Quentin Vaile to international business manager.

Maclay Murray & Spens has hired Roger Tynan as a partner in its employment, pensions and benefits practice. He joins from Campbell Hooper.

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has hired Iain Simmons as an associate in its IP and technology team. He joins from Addleshaw Goddard where he was a senior associate.

Muckle has recruited Tim Craig as a partner and head of construction. He was previously a senior associate at DLA Piper.

• Veale Wasbrough has hired Peter Richardson as a partner from Moore Blatch, where he was head of commercial property.

• Druces & Attlee has hired Mark Harden as a partner in its corporate and commercial team. He joins from Hextalls where he was head of corporate.

• Paul Mitchard, European head of international arbitration at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, has been appointed as a solicitor-advocate QC.

• Minter Ellison has hired Matthew Hibbins from rival Australian firm Gadens. He takes up the role of partner on gaining Hong Kong qualification.

• Dickinson Cruickshank has hired Andy Webb as a consultant in its commercial department. He joins from the Isle of Man Attorney General’s Office, where he was a legislative draftsman.

• Andrew & Co has rehired former trainee Philip Armitage as a partner from Larken & Co.

• Hempsons has made three hires. Partner Carol Bailey joins the real estate department from Rollits, Philippa Richler-Potts joins as an assistant from Bevan Brittan and Faisal Dhall joins from Ford & Warren as an assistant.

White & Case has promoted Singapore-based Chen Guan Feng, Brad Roach and Thong Huey Yann to partners.

• Bermondsey firm Collins Long has hired music lawyer Nick Kanaar as a consultant from Collyer Bristow where he will retain a non-executive role.

• Terence Robson has joined Smithson Law Firm as residential conveying head from Brooke North. Rachael Smurthwaite joins as debt recovery manager.

• Hertfordshire-based SA Law has hired Clare Mackay as an assistant in its litigation and dispute resolution team. She arrives from LG.

• Manchester-based Towns Needham has promoted Alex Barley to assistant after joining the firm two years ago as a trainee.

• Hatch Brenner has hired Mills & Reeve associate Nathan Horton as a partner.

#Heller Ehrman has promoted David Chu to the partnership in Hong Kong. Corporate specialist Shon Glusky has also become a partner in New York.

• Dewey & LeBoeuf in Charlotte has hired Joseph Topolski as a structured finance partner. He was previously a senior member of Ford Motor Credit Company’s global structured finance group. Gaetan Cordier also joins the Paris office as an IP and IT counsel. He was previously at Herbert Smith.

• Corporate partner Marvin Miller has rejoined Winston & Strawn from Seyfarth Shaw.

• Kelley Drye & Warren has hired Daniel Schimmel as a partner in the litigation group. He was previously of counsel at Shearman & Sterling.

#US firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis has hired three litigators from Sacks Montgomery. David Montgomery joins as senior counsel, Scott Marie as a partner and Thomas Giordano as counsel.

• Dorsey & Whitney has promoted Simon Chan and Kenneth Kwok as partners in Hong Kong.

• French-headquartered Gide Loyrette Nouel has promoted Beijing-based Warren Hua to the global partnership. He has been a local partner since 2006.

• Winston & Strawn has hired Nathalie Hadjadj-Cazier as an IP partner in Paris from DS Avocats.

• US firm Duane Morris has promoted commercial litigator Judith Selby to partner level.

Arzinger & Partners has hired three corporate lawyers. Volodymyr Shkred joins as a partner from Ukrainian Mobile Communications where he was general counsel. Olena Darmogray joins as a senior associate from British American Tobacco Ukraine and Olga Shevchenko joins as an associate from Astapov Lawyers International Law Group.

Pinsent Masons has recruited Edward Anderson as a senior associate for its EU competition practice in Leeds. He joins from the Office of Fair Trading’s mergers division.