South West firm Bond Pearce has promoted six to associate level: Jonathan Bower, Graham Wrigglesworth, Nicholas Seymour, Neil Franklin, Claire Cornish and Charissa Shears.

Midlands firm Browne Jacobson has hired Richard Nicholas as an associate in the firm’s Birmingham commercial practice. Nicholas joins from Wragge & Co.

New York firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood has elected six lawyers to the partnership: Patrick Boyle, Christian Chandler, Christopher Lewis, Peter Morgan, Robert Olin and Scott Swerdloff.

Devon firm Kitson Hutchings has hired residential property and conveyancing specialist Kim Moss as a legal executive in both the firm’s Torquay and Newton Abbot offices. Moss joins from Thompson & Jackson in Plymouth.

Shoosmiths has appointed Rebecca Sawbridge as a partner in the Birmingham employment team. She joins from McGrigors in London, where she was an associate.

South East firm IBB Solicitors has hired Anil Shah as an assistant in the corporate and commercial team. Shah joins from Allied Irish Bank.

US firm Kirkland & Ellis has hired banking and finance senior associate Wolfgang Nardi in its Munich office. Nardi comes from the local branch of Clifford Chance.

Baker & McKenzie‘s alliance office in Tokyo, Baker & McKenzie GJBJ Tokyo Aoyama Aoki Law Office, has hired partner David Vance for its major projects and project finance group. Vance joins from the Singapore office of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

Yorkshire and Lincoln firm Langleys has appointed Andrew Cragg as an assistant in the firm’s Lincoln medical law team. Cragg joins from Burton & Co.

Yorkshire firm Eatons has appointed associate Maureen Singleton as head of its new corporate and employment practice.

South East firm Thomas Eggar has hired Jennie Kreser as a senior pensions solicitor from consultancy Xafinity Entegria and solicitor Jessica Morris to its employment team from Hextalls.

London property law firm Forsters has recruited planning lawyer Tim Taylor from Eversheds.