Speechly partner returns to Rothschild

Rothschild Private Banking and Trust has appointed former Speechly Bircham partner Andrew Penney as managing director and head of the trust’s London office.

•Rothschild Private Banking and Trust has appointed former Speechly Bircham partner Andrew Penney as managing director and head of the trust’s London office. This marks a return to the company for Penney, who spent six years at Rothschild before joining Speechly in 2001. Penney, who worked in Speechly’s private client practice, will focus on building relationships with Rothschild’s existing international clients, as well as developing new client relationships. Meanwhile, Speechly has made up Mark Summers as an international tax and trusts partner within its private client department. Summers, who joined the firm in 2004, takes up the post on 1 November.