On the move

IP expert David Dew has joined Morgan Cole in Oxford from London firm Charles Russell.

David Dew
David Dew

Move of the week

Dew qualified in 2008 and has managed a broad range of commercial files including large corporations and public sector ­institutions, although IP exploitation is his focus. Dew said: “It’s clear that Morgan Cole offers clients an efficient and collaborative approach to commercial law. They have an excellent reputation and I’m proud to be part of such a well-established and respected firm.”



Associate Isabel Hudson has been made up to partner at media and litigation firm Carter-Ruck. She specialises in defamation.

Morgan Lewis has hired power and gas ­partner Martin Stewart-Smith from Simmons & Simmons. He starts on 1 September.

Farrer & Co has promoted family lawyer Eliza Hebditch and IP and commercial lawyer Paul Jones to the partnership. Edward Banyard Smith and Mark Gauguier are also promoted to partner in the commercial property team, bringing the total number of partners to 81.

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Will Gay from Hogan Lovells as a managing ­associate. He focuses on finance, funds and tax, among other areas. James Lindon also joins from share scheme boutique RM2, where he was a manager, as a specialist in share schemes and company secretarial services.


Langleys has promoted operations director and residential conveyancing head Sally Cottam to partner in its Lincoln office.

Howes Percival has announced two ­promotions in its commercial litigation team. Edward Frankland is promoted from associate solicitor to director, while Emily Drake is bumped up from solicitor to associate solicitor.


Manchester firm JMW has hired Sam Hall for its family department from Mills & Reeve. ­Tasnim Khalid joins the private client team from George Davies, while former Ralli litigator ­Debbie Rainford joins as an IP lawyer. Keith Arrowsmith also joins from Ralli, becoming a partner and head of IP.

DWF has hired director Jason Cropper, a ­regulatory and disciplinary specialist, as director, and ­workplace incidents senior associate Sian Wall as senior associate from Pannone.

Langleys has promoted end-of-life healthcare lawyer Susan McKendry to partner in its York office.

Yorkshire firm Gordons has hired its first ­barrister, Joanne Hall, from Irwin Mitchell’s ­regulatory and criminal investigations group.


Field Fisher Waterhouse has hired IP ­associates Jakob Guhn and Ulrike Till as partners from Bird & Bird and Hogan Lovells
respectively. They join the Düsseldorf office.

Morgan Lewis has taken on seasoned Hogan Lovells real estate partner Ingo Winterstein for its Frankfurt office.

French independent Jeantet Associés has promoted corporate associate Nicolas Partouche to partner. Partouche becomes the department’s ninth and the firm’s 25th partner. He has worked at Jeantet for 11 years.

Partner Jean-Pierre Winandy has retired from the ­management committee of Loyens & Loeff ­Luxembourg, which he has chaired since October 2008. He will continue to head the tax department, which he has run since 2003. Local partner Véronique Hoffeld and partner Pieter Stalman have been appointed to the new ­committee.

Corporate, commercial and competition lawyer Isabel Gião de Andrade and banking lawyer Paula Gomes Freire have been promoted to partners at Vieira de Almeida & Associados, bringing the Portuguese firm’s partner count to 22.

French firm Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier has made up M&A lawyer Hugo Diener to partner.

Swedish firm Vinge is making Jesper Schönbeck and Jonas Bergström up to the partnership as of 1 January 2013.


Isle of Man firm Cains has promoted Tim ­Shepherd to director. His is currently ­departmental director of its corporate practice.

Conyers Dill & Pearman has hired Blair ­Botsford for its trust and private client team in Bermuda. She joins from the Waterloo office of Canadian firm Miller Thomson.


Davis Polk & Wardwell has promoted ­associates William Chudd, Antonio ­Perez-Marques, Brian Resnick and Dana Seshens to partner in its New York office, associate Li He to partner in its Beijing office and associate Miranda So to partner in the Hong Kong branch.

Partner Thomas Anderson has joined ­WilmerHale’s IP department in Washington DC as partner from Hunton & Williams.


Capital markets senior associate Siddhartha Sivaramakrishnan and associate attorney Felipe Duque have relocated to Herbert Smith’s ­Singapore office, from the Hong Kong and London offices respectively.

DLA Piper has hired Yan Zhao as a partner in its Asia IP team. He will be based in Shanghai but work mainly out of Hong Kong. He joins from Foley & Lardner, where he was senior counsel.