News in Brief

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy partners Jane Templeton Knight and Mark Frewin are understood to be leaving the US firm for Virginia-based practice Hunton & Williams. It is believed that they are the first UK partners to join Hunton & Williams’ London office which opened in March last year.

Ince & Co has named a new senior partner. Peter Rogan has replaced Richard Sayer, who will continue his shipping practice after five years as a senior partner. Rogan joined Ince & Co in 1977 and is now head of the firm’s insurance business group.

Pump Court Chambers fraud silk Paul Garlick QC has moved to 35 Essex Street. Garlick is best known for his four-year involvement – prosecuting for the Serious Fraud Office – in the Maxwell case.

Chadbourne Parke’s London office has hired Shook Hardy & Bacon partner Dennis Neutze to expand its product liability team. Neutze comes from the Kansas-based firm’s London office where he specialises in work with a medical and scientific element.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Washington office has recruited well-known litigator Donald Craven from Miller & Chevalier. Craven represents the US Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the US Department of Interior and others in complex civil and appellate litigation.

Bristows has promoted six lawyers to partners to support its continuing growth in IP and IT law. The move boosts the department size by 30 per cent. The six new partners joining the existing team are Laura Anderson, Simon Ayrton, Linda Farrell, Christine Hore, Andrew Lykiardopoulos and Justin Watts.

CMS Cameron McKenna has appointed five new partners across its international network. They are Caroline Day in London, Alex Doughty in Budapest, Alex Green in Aberdeen, Keith Ham in Warsaw and Ray McDaid in Prague.

Eversheds in Birmingham is advising the Phoenix Consortium on its bid for the Rover Car Group. Corporate partner Sue Lewis is leading the team which was first approached by the Birmingham office of financial adviser Capel Cure Sharp, which is also acting for the consortium.

Edge Ellison has increased its partnership numbers by five and relocated two London fee earners to meet increased demand in Birmingham. New partner James Bessey and commercial finance partner Andrew Knight are relocating, while Mark Povey, Nicholas Butcher, Pauline Anning and Gwyneth Macaulay have been made up to partner level.

Herbert Smith and Clifford Chance Punder advised the London Stock Exchange on its merger with the Deutsche Barse. Hengeler Mueller Weitzel Wirtz and Norton Rose are both advising the German stock exchange.

Clyde & Co is appointing eight partners from 1 May, bringing the total number of worldwide partners to 104. The new partners include Simon Bickerdike (corporate), Pii Ketvel (international finance and trade), Ben Knowles (shipping and commodities litigation), Andrew Preston (litigation) and Matthew Weedon (banking and structured finance).