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Allen & Overy (A&O) has raided Clifford Chance for German-qualified competition law specialist Martin Bechtold. Bechtold, a partner at Clifford Chance since 1994, will be joining A&O's Brussels office.
Francesca Devine, a partner at Hull-based insolvency boutique Carrick Read, has left to form her own firm. Devine Law will specialise in business, commercial and property law.
Manchester firm Turner Parkinson has promoted private client lawyer Lucille Haire to associate. Head of the trust and estate team, Haire is already a partner in TP Private Client, the law firm's private client division.
Hassans has promoted three senior associates to the partnership: Ian Felice in corporate and commercial, Nicholas Howard in litigation and Francis Warne in banking and financial services.
Manches has promoted Lena Sentongo to the partnership in London. Sentongo, a property lawyer, joined Manches from Gouldens in 2001.
Bond Pearce has two new assistants in its commercial property team. Neil Anderson joins from Edinburgh-based Davidson Chalmer, while Susan Thomas joins from Bristol firm Burges Salmon. Both hold dual qualifications and are able to practise Scottish and English property work.
Mundays has promoted four new lawyers to the partnership: Nicola Broadhurst in corporate, James O'Flinn in dispute resolution and George Georgiou and David Willis in real estate. Willis will head the residential property group following Sue Poulton's retirement last month.
Baker & McKenzie GJBJ Tokyo Aoyama Aoki Law Office (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) has hired Ryuta Takaku for its Tokyo tax practice group as a special transfer pricing adviser.
US firm Manatt Phelps & Phillips has hired three partners in New York: Lauren Reiter Brody and Frances Browne, formerly partners at Canadian firm Torys, join as litigation partners, while George Cooke, formerly a counsel at O'Melveny & Myers, joins as a partner in the entertainment and media group.