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Edwin Coe has hired Ronald Graham as a partner from the London office of Jones Day to boost its corporate division. Graham brings expertise in international cross-border M&A and joint ventures. The move follows the recent appointment of partner Victor Hawrych from Masons.

Law South has appointed a new director of professional development at its offices in Chichester. Martin Richardson joins the 10-strong group of Southern law firms after working as a consultant in both legal and other industry sectors in the past few years.

Scandinavian firm Setterwalls has beefed up its securities division with the hire of two securities lawyers from investment bank ABN Amro. Soren Lindstrom and Jan Jensen will join the Swedish firm as partners, with Lindstrom taking on the role of head of the securities department. Setterwalls said the hires were to meet the demands of services related to a spate of upcoming initial public offerings.

Finers Stephens Innocent has recruited a new partner to head its property dispute resolution group. Paul Dunbar joins the 36-partner London firm from Rooks Rider. He is a member of the Property Litigation Association and the London Litigation Solicitors Association.

Withy King has appointed a new specialist construction lawyer for its commercial division. Nick Roberts, who has more than 15 years experience of construction law, joins as an associate from Bevan Ashford.

City firm Penningtons has hired a new associate to bolster its IP and IT division. Lawrence Milner joins the firm from Clifford Chance, where he was a member of the communications, media and technology team.