On the move

Winckworth Sherwood has hired Bird & Bird construction and engineering co-head Colin Hall (left), making him the third partner in its construction and engineering group.


Colin Hall
Colin Hall

Move of the week

Hall’s clients include developers, ­contractors, sub-contractors, consultants and materials manufacturers in the ­construction, ­engineering and renewable sectors. ­Winckworth Sherwood managing partner Roger Fitton said: “I’m delighted that Colin will be joining us. Colin’s depth of experience over the past 20 years will strengthen our offering to developers, contractors, ­authorities and consultants in both the ­public and private sectors. This recruitment continues our investment in this core area of our practice.”

UK

LONDON

Berwin Leighton Paisner associate director Jonathan Dickon has left the firm to join Barclays Bank, where he will take on the role of senior legal counsel in its commercial, technology and ­outsourcing legal team.

Olswang has appointed Campbell Forsyth as a partner in its IP group. Campbell is an ­experienced and highly regarded patent litigator who in 2004 established the specialist IP and patent practice Forsyth Simpson. In his time at Forsyth Simpson, Campbell’s reputation as a pre-eminent patent litigator attracted a roster of ­significant pharmaceutical cases and clients.

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle has hired Winta Jarvis as a partner in its corporate, M&A, private equity and venture capital practice groups. He will be based in the firm’s London office. Jarvis joins from Goldman Sachs, where he was executive director and counsel, advising key principal investment areas, internal hedge funds and private equity funds of Goldman Sachs in Europe.

Finers Stephens Innocent has promoted three lawyers to partner. Simon Malkiel has joined the partnership in the private client team, while the real estate practice has been boosted by Rachael Spalton and Adam Walford being made up to partner.

South

Hampshire firm Moore Blatch has announced six partner promotions across its offices. Partner and professional negligence head Mark Osgood has joined the equity, while Marianne Jarvis and Joyce Bradbeer have been promoted to partner from senior solicitor roles in the professional negligence and wills and estate administration departments respectively. Salaried partners Mike Wilson and Tim Spring have become a member partners, while lawyer Anne Cassidy has also become a partner.

Eversheds former Cambridge corporate head Anthony McGurk has joined the corporate finance group at Mills & Reeve’s Cambridge office as a partner. The hire is the firm’s third partner-level lateral of the year following the arrival of Richard Hanson in the real estate team and Ian Mather in the employment practice.

 

North

Newcastle firm Mincoffs has welcomed a new trainee to it Jesmond headquarters in the shape of Paul Brown, who has joined the ­commercial property and corporate ­departments.

Scotland

MacRoberts has promoted senior associate Valeria Surgenor to partner in its ­Glasgow IP, technology and commercial group. Surgenor is also an active member of the firm’s third sector group, advising on charity law and particularly compliance and regulatory ­matters.

Europe

Clifford Chance has announced that Claudio Cerabolini has been appointed partner

in its ­corporate practice in Italy. Cerabolini joins the firm from Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and will focus on private equity and venture ­capital.

Herbert Smith has boosted its global finance team in Paris with the hire of partner Eric ­Fiszelson, formerly a managing associate at ­Linklaters’ Paris office. He will work alongside partners Jacques Bertran de Balanda and Régis Oréal at Herbert Smith’s Paris office.

 

US

Former US Senator Norm Coleman has joined Hogan Lovells as a senior government adviser in its Washington, DC office. Coleman represented Minnesota in the Senate from 2003 to 2009.

Prior to his ­election to the Senate, Coleman was the mayor of St Paul, Minnesota, from 1994 to 2002.

In-house

Carne Global Financial Services has ­recruited Roisin Cater as an independent ­director for the boards of Cayman Islands-based client funds. A former Linklaters solicitor and ­associate at Ogier, Cater then joined Mourant Ozannes legacy firm Mourant, where she was investment funds head. She left in 2008 to become a director of Ensign Mutual Funds.