Ashurst settles on new corporate chief

Ashurst has selected private equity partner Stephen Lloyd as managing partner of its corporate practice. He replaces Roger Finbow, who is due to retire at the end of the year.

Finbow has been a partner at Ashurst since 1985 and corporate managing partner for five years. He announced that he was going to stand down in January 2008. Adrian Clark remains the ­European head of corporate at the firm.