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FTSE 250 outsourcer Serco has hired BT Global general counsel David Eveleigh as its legal chief. Eveleigh, who has been with BT since 2001, has held a number of roles at the telecoms giant, including chief counsel at BT global services and general counsel for BT Americas, which saw him work from California. He returned to the UK to take up his current role in 2009. He also takes over as company secretary.
Withers has hired tax disputes and investigation special counsel Tessa Lorimer. Lorimer joins from GSC Solicitors, where she worked as a barrister advising on civil and criminal tax investigation matters. She has spent over 20 years in senior prosecution positions in the Inland Revenue Solicitors’ Office, Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office and CPS Central Fraud Unit, and advised the Board of Inland Revenue, HMRC and SOCA.
Bond Dickinson has recruited partner Hannah Cane to its insurance practice. She joins the firm’s professional risks team from Kennedys and will be based in the London office. Cane has specialised in professional indemnity work since 2005, first at Plexus and then Kennedys.
Russell-Cooke has hired insolvency and commercial senior associate Benn Richards. Richards’ experience includes acting for insolvency practitioners on contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters. He comes from LexisNexis and before that was a senior associate at Nabarro in the restructuring and insolvency team.
Thomas Eggar has recruited Jonathan Snade as an M&A partner. Snade will work in the firm’s technology sector and will be based in its London office. Previously a partner in the corporate department of Penningtons Manches’ London team, he specialises in UK and cross-border private company transactions.
RPC has recruited senior insurance litigation partner Leigh Williams from Clyde & Co, and shipping and international trade partner Steven Wise from Holman Fenwick Willan. Williams, who will be based in London, specialises in all aspects of complex high-value international insurance and reinsurance litigation work, with a focus on the marine and energy sectors, while Wise will work out of the Hong Kong office and handles all kinds of dry shipping and trading disputes.
Russell-Cooke has hired corporate commercial senior associate Geraldine Fabre. Fabre, previously a partner at Thomas Eggar’s London office, specialises in international investments, cross-border transactions, international capital markets and corporate finance.
Arnold & Porter’s London office has hired financial services regulatory partner Tim Aron. Aron joins from the London office of Katten Muchin Rosenman, where he was a partner.
Wynne-Jones IP has taken on trainee patent lawyer Sarah Richmond. Richmond is a chartered engineer and most recently worked as a patent examiner at the European Patent Office in Munich, having previously worked at engineering company GKN.
Surrey firm Barlow Robbins has recruited Jo Farr as head of its commercial property team in Guildford. She joins Barlow Robbins from AWB Solicitors in Guildford, where she was a partner. Her clients will include financial institutions, charities, banks, portfolios, retailers and developers.
Herbert Smith Freehills has hired German competition partner Michael Dietrich from Taylor Wessing. A specialist in German and EU competition law, his areas of expertise include merger control, investigations, litigation and compliance programmes. He led Taylor Wessing’s German competition, EU and trade practice from 2013, having joined the firm in 2007 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Dechert has hired Loyens & Loeff partner Johan Terblanche as a partner in its Luxembourg financial services practice. He advises managers of and investors in investment funds, focusing on alternative funds.
NautaDutilh has appointed Erik Geerling as chair of its management board. Geerling replaces Michaëla Ulrici, who is returning to full-time fee-earning after four years. He has sat on the board since 2010. Meanwhile, corporate partner Gaike Dalenoord has been appointed to the board. He is also chair of the firm’s international strategy committee.
Arnold & Porter has recruited former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lawyer Philip Desjardins who joins the firm’s FDA and healthcare practice as counsel in Washington DC.
Elizabeth Gill has joined Holland & Knight as a government contracts senior counsel in the Washington DC office. Gill counsels clients on all issues that arise from doing business with the federal government and arrives from Squire Patton Boggs, where she was of counsel.
Debevoise & Plimpton has named Armando Rivera Jacobo as counsel and Alex Parker as international counsel to the firm. Rivera is resident in the firm’s New York office and is a member of the corporate department and the global infrastructure and project finance group. Parker, resident in the London office, belongs to the international dispute resolution group and the white-collar and regulatory defence group.
Mayer Brown has recruited Michael Lennon in Houston as a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution practice and international arbitration group. Previously, he was a partner with Baker Botts in Houston.
In Seoul, Clifford Chance has appointed Thomas Walsh as a counsel to lead its arbitration practice. He arrives from Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was a senior associate.
Herbert Smith Freehills has relocated Tokyo partner Gavin Margetson to South East Asia to work on disputes resolution capability in the region. Margetson moved to Tokyo with Herbert Smith Freehills in 2004, having previously worked in the firm’s London and Bangkok offices.
Harneys has hired Cayman Islands litigator Marc Kish and senior associate Vicky Lord. Both join the firm from Maples and Calder.