Careers: people

Private equity specialist Markus Strelow joined the Frankfurt office of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw as a partner on 1 January. Strelow was formerly a partner at Ashurst and is known for his work on leveraged buyouts.

Maxwell Batley has boosted banking and finance with the hire of Andrew O’Keeffe as a partner. O’Keeffe joins from Simmons & Simmons, where he was a senior solicitor in the banking and finance group.

Howard Kennedy has hired Myles Levy as a new assistant to its construction department. Seven years-qualified Levy joins from Canary Wharf Group, where he was a member of the legal department.

Bristol’s Burroughs Day Solicitors has announced the appointment of Jennifer Andrews, who joins the employment department from Eversheds in Cardiff. Andrews began her career as the sole employment lawyer at Winterbothams in Stroud.

Stephenson Harwood has hired Michael Woods as a planning and environment senior associate in the real
estate group. He joins from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
where he was a senior environmental advisory lawyer.