On the move

SNR Denton has made a double partner-level swoop on HBJ Gateley Wareing’s ­construction team.

Move of the week

Head of construction ­Alastair Young (left) and partner Andrew Jones (right) have both joined the SNR Denton’s litigation and arbitration department and will work across the Milton Keynes and London offices. “We’ve been looking to further strengthen our engineering and construction ­dispute resolution function across the business,” said SNR Denton UK managing partner Brandon Ransley.

“Alastair and Andy are well-known and highly regarded litigators who’ll bring real depth to the service that we offer to our clients, both nationally and internationally. We’re now in the process of recruiting a team of engineering and construction dispute ­resolution specialists to support ­Alastair and Andy.”



Penningtons has bagged a hat trick of new hires for its City base. Rooks Rider partner Clare Archer has joined as a partner in the private client team, while the India group has been ­bolstered with a pair of hires: Saionton Basu has joined from Platinum Partners in New Delhi, where he was an associate, as joint head of the group, while Teja Picton-Howell, the founding partner of EMW legacy firm Picton Howell,mhas joined as a consultant.


Yorkshire firm Langleys has hired Ward ­Hadaway partner Stephen Elliott to lead its York-based employment team.

Manchester firm JMW has expanded its private client team with the recruitment of solicitor Paul Gotch from Stevenage firm Hilliers HRW ­alongside paralegal Asa Baker, who joins from DWF.

Keeble Hawson has added to its dispute ­resolution practice with the hire of associate Sarah Burton, who has relocated to Yorkshire from Isle of Man firm Laurence Keenan.

Preston firm Emmetts has appointed Karen Booth as its head of civil litigation. Booth joins from Hill Dickinson, having previously worked
at Halliwells.

Lincolnshire firm Burton & Dyson has ­bolstered its family law department with the hire of Gemma Garfoot as a lawyer. Garfoot joins from Wilkin Chapman, where she qualified in 2003.


Gide Loyrette Nouel associate Marc-Etienne Sébire has joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre as head of capital markets. Sébire worked in Gide’s London office between 2004 and 2007, ­having spent a year on secondment at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in 2003.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner Stéphane Sabatier has joined the Paris office of Norton Rose as a partner in its corporate finance ­department.

Steptoe & Johnson has boosted its European competition offering with the hire of Howrey partner Julian Joshua, who joins as a partner in Brussels. Joshua was previously the long-time deputy chief of the European Commission’s ­cartels unit.

Holman Fenwick Willan has hired Hogan Lovells tax partner Hervé Israël as a partner in its Paris office. Israël has extensive experience of corporate tax matters, in particular the ­structuring and financing of M&A transactions and leveraged buyouts.

German firm Beiten Burkhardt has hired the former prime minister of the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia Jürgen Rüttgers as a lawyer, practising public and commercial law.

He will also take a teaching post at the University of Bonn.

Portuguese powerhouse Vieira de Almeida & Associados is strengthening its health ­practice with the recruitment of biomedical law specialist Vera Lúcia Raposo, who joins from the Law School of the University of ­Coimbra .


O’Melveny & Myers funds partner Phillip Isom has joined the New York office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher as a partner. Previously
deputy head of the O’Melveny’s investment funds ­practice, Isom will practise in the asset ­management group at his new firm.

Latham & Watkins has made a trio of real estate private equity partner hires from Kirkland & Ellis to bolster its Chicago finance team. They
are Robert Buday, Nathaniel Marrs and Gary ­Axelrod.


Norton Rose Australia has boosted its Sydney IP offering with the recruitment of Allens Arthur Robinson partner Jackie O’Brien as a partner. O’Brien is the 11th lateral partner hire for the firm since it was created following the merger between Norton Rose and Deacons at the ­beginning of last year.