Beachcroft Wansbroughs has appointed Giles Taylor as a partner in its PFI projects team. Taylor joins from Pinsent Masons where he was a senior associate.
SJ Berwin has hired three planning and environment assistants. Daniel Farrand joins from Mills & Reeve, Emily Peters from Bond Pearce and Meeta Kaur joins from Westminster City Council, having completed the Law Conversion Course.
South of England firm Trethowans has appointed Jane Walker as a licensing partner. She joins from Blake Lapthorn Linnell.
Chadbourne & Parke has promoted two lawyers to the position of counsel. They are Gretchen Werwaiss in New York and Evgenia M Korotkova in Moscow.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has appointed the former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Kathleen Quinn Abernathy as a partner in the firm's IT and communications practice in Washington DC.
Insurance boutique Robin Simon has promoted Misha Nateghi and Simon Gildener to the positions of senior solicitors within the firm's partnership.