On the move

Maxwell Winward has recruited Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) employment head Adam Fuge as a partner in its employment team.

Adam Fuge
Adam Fuge

Move of the week

Fuge, whose areas of expertise include ­insolvency, equal pay, management buyouts and industrial disputes, was a senior associate at Norton Rose before moving to MAB.

He was also previously a member of the employment group at Olswang. Maxwell Winward ­employment partner Bill Parker said: ­”Employment’s an important area for the firm, one where we see the potential for ­substantial growth.

The clients that Adam brings to the team, as well as his strong track record in ­business development, mean he’ll play an ­integral role in enabling this expansion.”

UK London

Linklaters has appointed projects partner Fiona Hobbs as head of client sectors. The four-year appointment means Hobbs also earns a place on the firm’s executive committee.

Field Fisher Waterhouse has hired Osborne Clarke associate Phil Lee as a senior associate in its City privacy and information law group.

Simmons & Simmons energy partner David Shasha has joined the London office of Canadian firm Gowlings to head its energy, infrastructure and mining practice in the City. Before joining Simmons in 2003, Shasha was a partner at ­Clifford Chance.


Doyle Clayton has hired Henmans associate James Anderson as an associate in its Reading office. The specialist employment firm has also promoted three lawyers to associate. They are Alistair McArthur in Reading, Melanie Smith in Canary Wharf and Daniel Sulkowski in its City office.

Milton Keynes firm Kimbells has boosted its insolvency and litigation practice with the recruitment of IBB Solicitors partner Simon Hobbs to lead its commercial litigation group. Kimbells has also hired Shoosmiths associate Linda Mattingly as an associate in its litigation team.

South East firm TWM Solicitors has appointed Allison Crossman as head of its private client team. Crossman originally joined the firm in 2008.

Barlow Robbins Solicitors has promoted chief operations officer Ray Black to partner ­following the South East firm’s conversion to a legal disciplinary partnership. Black, who has been with Barlow Robbins since 2006, becomes the firm’s first non-lawyer ­partner.


Shropshire firm Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors has expanded its clinical negligence team with the hire of senior solicitor Lucy Small from ­Harrison Clarke.

Leicester firm Spearing Waite Solicitors has grown its corporate and business services team with the appointment of corporate associate Jahid Ali from SJ Berwin, where he was an ­associate.


Hempsons has expanded its Harrogate-based real estate team with the hire of CMS Cameron McKenna associate Simon Massey as a partner.


Tods Murray has bolstered its hospitality and leisure group with the recruitment of ­Caroline Treanor as a solicitor. Treanor joins from Aberdeen City Council, where she worked as a solicitor in the council licensing team.


Cardiff firm Leo Abse & Cohen has recruited Lisa Davies as a partner to lead its private client team. Having previously worked at Gabb and Co Solicitors in Abergavenny, she has more recently run her own wills and tax planning business as a sole practitioner.


Weil Gotshal & Manges Frankfurt-based ­German antitrust and regulatory head Michael Holzhäuser has joined the Frankfurt office of Dewey & LeBoeuf as a partner in the ­competition and EU group.

White & Case corporate partner Philipp Wind-emuth has joined Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe to work across its Moscow and Berlin offices.

Aerospace specialist Gates and Partners Solicitors has appointed Dimitri de Bournonville as a partner and head of the firm’s new Brussels office. De Bournonville, currently director of legal and insurance services at TNT Express, will take up his new role on 1 January 2011.


Paul Hastings has hired partner Louis ­Hernandez from Kirkland & Ellis to boost its Chicago private equity practice. Hernandez marks the 12th hire into the team in three months.

Hogan Lovells real estate partner Christina Hassan has joined the Washington DC office of Kattten Muchin Rosenman as a partner.

Asia and Australasia

Blake Dawson has bulked up its Sydney ­corporate offering with the hire of Gilbert & Tobin M&A partner Jason Lambeth.

K&L Gates has hired Jones Day corporate partner Brian Wesol as a partner in Singapore.