Moves roundup: 14 July 2008
14 July 2008
MOVE OF THE WEEK
• Elias Chedid has left the Paris office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to join King & Spalding in Dubai. He joins as counsel in the finance practice group.
• Dewey & LeBoeuf has hired two new M&A partners in New York. Lorenzo Borgogni and Ivan Presant arrive from Greenberg Traurig.
• Mishcon de Reya has hired corporate and commercial assistant Andrew Bayles from Laytons, where he was an assistant solicitor.
• The Bar Standards Board has appointed Dr Ann Barker as its new complaints commissioner. She takes over from interim complaints commissioner Ros Gardner. Barker currently chairs the Border and Immigration Agency’s complaints audit committee.
• Indian firm FoxMandal Little has seen one of its associates voted into the Indian parliament. Agatha Sangma won a seat in Meghalaya, becoming the country’s youngest elected member.
• Scottish firm Tods Murray has promoted David McLean to associate in the litigation department.
• Leicester criminal defence firm Cartwright King has appointed Justine Robinson as a higher court advocate. She joins from Oliver D’Sa in Leicester.
• Martyn Rhodes has retired as a district judge. He served on the Northern Circuit.
• Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has recruited former Financial Services Authority lawyer Richard Burger from the regulatory team of Mills & Reeve. He joins the financial services group as an associate. Meanwhile, Reynolds has bolstered its construction team with the hire of associate Peter Lower from Davies Arnold Cooper and the qualification of trainee Kate Richardson.
• Chris Xiaoyun Lin has joined the Beijing office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a senior counsel. He previously held an in-house role for General Electric in China.
• US firm Cooley Godward Kronish has hired tax partner David Fisher from Baker Hostetler. He will be based in the firm’s Washington DC office.
• Sussex firm Adams & Remers has merged with sole practitioner and private client specialist Susan J Midha. Midha, who is based in Tunbridge Wells, joins as a partner, bringing with her solicitor Lisa Gibbins.
• London-based Silverman Sherliker has hired two solicitors. Litigator James Robertson arrives as an associate from Osmond & Osmond, while property lawyer Stephen Lux joins as an assistant from BSG Solicitors.
• Robert Trevor-Jones has been appointed as a circuit judge on the Midland Circuit. He will be based at Stoke-on-Trent Combined Court.
• Judge Marcus Edwards has announced his retirement. He was based on the South Eastern Circuit.
• South East firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has promoted six to the partnership. Corporate and commercial partners Joanne Gallagher and James Herbert have joined the equity. Nick Gabay (corporate and commercial), Richard Ellard (commercial property), Nicola Mooney (clinical negligence/personal injury) and Joanna Pratt (family) have all been made salaried partners.
• Lawrence Stephens has promoted commercial property lawyer Danny Schwarz to partner. The West End firm now has nine partners in total.
• Cardiff-based Dolmans Solicitors has taken on commercial property lawyer Ryan David as an assistant. He was previously at RTL Solicitors.
• Manchester-based Berg Legal has ramped up its private equity offering by acquiring commercial law practice Stephen Black Solicitors. Stephen Black, a former in-house lawyer at 3i, joins Berg Legal as a partner in the corporate practice.
• North West firm Mace & Jones has promoted two associates to partner level. Manchester-based Sarah Walton and Liverpool-based Roland Hutchins become partners in the corporate department.
• Judge David Milton has retired as legal chairman of the Employment Tribunals for England and Wales. He was appointed to the post in 1985.
• Guildhall Chambers barrister Lee Young has joined Eighteen Carlton Crescent, the chambers of Martin Blount.