Bircham Dyson Bell has hired Rod Meade as finance director. Meade joined the firm last November from Allen & Overy, where he was business operations manager for the global tax and US law group.
US gaming operator Nevada Gold & Casinos has appointed Ernest East as its general counsel, chief compliance officer and senior vice-president. East joins from Global Trust Management, where he was chief legal officer.
Michelmores has promoted commercial property specialist Emma Honey to its partnership. Honey joined the firm in 2000 from Nabarro Nathanson.
Miller Rosenfalck has hired Sebastien Oddos as an associate in its commercial team and French desk. Oddos joins from the International Law Partnership, where he was an associate.
Dawsons has promoted two solicitors to its partnership. Harender Dahia becomes a partner in the corporate team and Amanda Nelson in the private client group.
Browne Jacobson has hired construction partner Shaun Tame in its Birmingham office. Tame joins from Pinsent Masons, where he was a senior associate and head of the Birmingham non-contentious construction team.
The Birmingham Law Society has appointed its first chief executive, Paul Farrow. The role has been created in response to the shake-up of the legal profession anticipated by the Legal Services Bill.
Coley & Tilley has hired Christopher Lloyd-Smith as a solicitor in its private client team. Lloyd-Smith joins from Challinors, where he qualified in September 2004, specialising in family law.
Davies Arnold Cooper has appointed Rowan Planterose as its managing partner, effective from 2 January. He replaces David Hertzell, who stood down after 14 years in the role.
French firm Veil Jourde has launched a real estate practice, raiding White & Case for three lawyers. Litigation partner Emmanuel Rosenfeld is leading the move, taking associate Christophe Bouchez and of counsel Véronique Prévôt-Leygonie, who joins as a partner.
Jones Day has made up 45 partners from its global associate ranks. The London office garnered four new partners, in competition, M&A, private equity and tax. They are Lisa Anderson, Leon Ferera, Neil Ferguson and Jarleth Burke.