Moves: 25 June 2012
25 June 2012 | Updated: 25 June 2012 12:23 pm
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Al Jazeera’s chief legal officer Osama Abu-Dehays has joined Bird & Bird’s international media and sports sector group as a partner.
Move of the week
He will split his time between Qatar and the UAE, focusing on Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He will also be responsible for the Middle East and North Africa.
Anne Mannix has joined Kervin & Barnes as a partner from the Citizens Advice Bureau, where she was a legal adviser.
Bircham Dyson Bell has promoted senior associates Caroline Yarrow and Jonathan Fewster to partner, associates Ellen James and Jennifer Chappell to senior associates, and Alex Hallatt to associate.
Jeremy Sivyer has moved to Russell-Cooke as a partner from Simmons & Simmons, where he was head of the commercial group.
Merlie Calvert, ex-legal head of De Beers, has joined Mayer Brown as of counsel in the EU antitrust and competition group.
DKLM has recruited Philip Henson as partner and joint head of employment law from Bargate Murray, where he was a partner.
Adrian Montague has joined Shearman & Sterling’s London-based project finance team as a senior associate. He was previously a senior associate at White & Case.
David McClenaghan, a solicitor at personal injury firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, has been awarded Higher Rights of Audience by the SRA and become the firm’s first solicitor-advocate.
Julie Straughan has joined Stewarts Law as a partner in the aviation and travel team from Pierre Thomas & Partners, where she was a consultant.
Cobbetts has strengthened its Manchester-based litigation team with the appointment of former Insolvency Service investigator Mark Baldwin as a solicitor.
Taylor Bracewell has added consultant solicitor Peter Wright to its ranks from Howes Percival, where he was an associate.
Mills & Reeve has hired Kate Archer as a partner in Birmingham from DAC Beachcroft, where she was also a partner.
Anthony Collins has promoted Donna Holmes and Douglas Mullen to senior associate and James Monk to associate.
Morgan Cole has appointed two newly qualified solicitors, Kate Howell and Lianne Hartley,
Ashfords has hired former Berry Smith assistant solicitor Jean Norton as a solicitor in its employment practice group.
DLA Piper has taken on Alistair Drummond as a litigation and regulatory partner from Biggart Baillie and promoted Callum Sinclair from legal director to IP partner.
Former ANK partner Andriy Selyufin has been appointed as head of the South Ukranian branch of Arzinger.
Stephenson Harwood has added Phillip Rompotis to its Hong Kong office as a consultant. He was a barrister with Barrister at Law in Melbourne, Australia.
Bargate Murray’s new aviation department will be headed by partner Alfred Merckx, who has moved from a general counsel post at Dubai-based JetEx Flight Support.
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has brought in Spencer Park to join its Hong Kong office as counsel. Park was previously an executive director and group general counsel at Asia Pacific Land.
Hugh Brown has taken over from Edward Newitt as managing partner in the Dubai office of Holman Fenwick Willan. Newitt has returned to London.
Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow has appointed head of tax and wealth management Edmund Leow to managing principal in Singapore to replace Clive Cook.
Ex-Pfizer in-house counsel John Tan has moved to Reed Smith in Shanghai as counsel.
Cooley has brought in former Dickstein Shapiro partner DeAnna Allen to join its Washington DC office as an IP partner and Kaye Scholer counsel Joseph Drayton has joined its New York office as a partner.
Nixon Peabody’s New York office has hired Tushna Gamadia as counsel. Gamadia was previously at Citigroup Global Capital Markets.
A trio of patent attorneys has moved from Day Pitney to McCarter & English. They are partners Keith McWha and Gerald Levy and special counsel Ronald Brown.
Walkers has promoted 11 attorneys to its partnership. They are investment funds lawyer Marianne Rajic (British Virgin Islands), finance and corporate lawyers Daniel Wood (Dubai), Noeleen Ruddy (Dublin) and Kristen Kwok (Hong Kong), investment funds lawyers Ben Benson, Caroline Heal and Tim Ludford-Thomas, dispute resolution lawyer Lindsay Luttermann, and finance and corporate/investment funds lawyers Ramesh Maharaj, Richard Munden and Michael Padarin (Cayman Islands).
Channel Islands firm Collas Crill has appointed Mason Birbeck from as fiduciary partner. He was previously at Bedell Cristin, where he was a senior associate.