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Reed Smith has hired technology partner Angus Finnegan. Finnegan joins the London media and technology practice from Osborne Clarke , where he was head of the telecoms sector group. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the technology and telecoms industries.
Mark Poulton has been elected as Clifford Chance ’s London corporate head. His four-year term began on 1 July. Poulton succeeds Simon Tinkler in the role. He joined the firm in 1988 and was made partner in 1997. He leads the firm’s India-related M&A focus.
Reed Smith has hired real estate finance partner Matthew Heaton from Pinsent Masons , where he was a partner. He focuses on structured real estate finance transactions.
Hogan Lovells has added Daniel Simons as a partner in its London corporate practice. Simons focuses on equity capital markets work. He joins from Travers Smith , where he was a senior associate. Before that he spent eight years at Linklaters .
Debevoise & Plimpton has hired Patrick Taylor as an international counsel in its arbitration practice. He joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer ’sinternational arbitration group, where he
was a senior associate.
Fieldfisher has recruitedOsborne Clarke head of technology Mark Webber. Webber trained at Osborne Clarke and became a partner in 2007.
Norton Rose Fulbright has hired Nigel Dickinson as a partner in its London debt capital markets practice. Dickinson joins from CMS Cameron McKenna , where he was also a partner. He focuses on over-the-counter derivatives transactions, derivatives clearing and structured finance deals.
BLM has hired Guy Munnoch as a special and strategic adviser to the firm’s executive board. Munnoch was formerly CEO of general insurer Zurich Southern Africa .
DMH Stallard has elected a new managing partner. Real estate head Richard Pollins will replace Tim Aspinall at the end of 2014. Aspinall is stepping down after steering the firm through almost 20 years of growth, largely through a series of mergers.
Aaron & Partners has hired corporate partner Hugh Strickland. Strickland joins after 12 years at Geldards in Nottingham. With a background in engineering, he has worked on more than 100 pharmacy transactions, led bank panel relationships and headed Geldards’banking team.
Irwin Mitchell has hired Louisa Chan as a solicitor in the Sheffield insolvency and restructuring team. She was formerly a trainee at HLW Keeble Hawson and deals with both contentious and non-contentious personal and corporate insolvency matters. She is also a solicitor-advocate.
Freeths has appointed pensions lawyer Parminder Latimer from Pitmans. Latimer joins as a partner and becomes national head of pensions. She was previously a director at Pitmans.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has hired partner Elena Gavrilina. She specialises in real estate, land law, privatisation, public procurement and other property management matters. She was formerly general counsel of the Vnesheconombank Investment Company .
Holland & Knight has recruited 11 lawyers from Brickfield Burchette Ritts & Stone . All join the energy and clean technology team. Partners William Burchette, Christine Ryan, Michael McCarty, Allen O’Neil, Emily Streett and Patrick Burchette join the Washington DC office while Mark Davis joins as a partner in Austin. Also joining the firm are senior counsel Fred Ritts and Alvin Taylor in Washington and John Wright and Russell Parish in Austin.
David Weil has joined LA-based TV company Starz as general counsel and executive vice president. He was formerly CEO of Walden Media and Bristol Bay Productions .
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has recruited Fiona Schaeffer as a partner. She joins the New York office and was previously an antitrust partner at Jones Day .
Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed John O’Donnell, a former assistant US attorney for the Southern District of New York and former branch chief of the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission , as a partner. O’Donnell focuses on white collar criminal defence, regulatory enforcement proceedings, internal investigations, securities litigation and commercial litigation.
Hogan Lovells has hired former ENSafrica China group head Ernie Lai King. Lai King will head Hogan Lovells’ tax and China practices in South Africa. He joins the firm’s Johannesburg office.
Dentons has hired Hong Kong finance partner Jeff Chen from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft , where he was also a partner. Chen focuses on limited recourse and cross-border financing structures.
Jun He has hired Esther Leung from DLA Piper . Leung joins Jun He’s Hong Kong office as a corporate partner. Her practice focuses on IPOs, public M&A transactions and employment law. She joinedDLA Piper in 2006 as a partner from legacy Australian firmMallesons Stephen Jacques ’ Hong Kong office.
HWL Ebsworth has hired two partners. Richard Johnson joins as a partner in the restructuring and insolvency team in Perth. Johnson joins from Minter Ellison , where he was special counsel. He has specialised in restructuring and insolvency since 2003. Heinz Lepahe will join the workplace relations and safety team in Brisbane. He was previously head of Australian Business Lawyers & Advisers in Brisbane.
Peter Dixon has joined Manchester’s Exchange Chambers . He was formerly head of planning and regeneration in the North of England for property company Savills but decided to retrain as a barrister.