Sidleys recruits

US firm Sidley & Austin has added to its commercial property practice by taking on Julian Goodman from Simmons & Simmons. Goodman joins as senior associate, having left Simmons' property secured lending team. He will focus on all areas of commercial property law at Sidley Austin, including property aspects of corporate and banking work. Jane Borrors, head of the firm's international finance practice, said: “Commercial property is a major part of many of our UK and cross-border transactions, and we are delighted to welcome someone of Julian's calibre and potential.”