Lovells has elected five members to its partnership council, with the posts to be taken up at the beginning of May. New additions include Spanish practice head Jose Maria Balana, German dispute resolution head Detlef Hass and head of business restructuring Robin Spencer. They are joined by London-based financial services partner Emily Reid and French dispute resolution partner Thomas Rouhette. The five replace retiring members Lesley Ainsworth, Jeremy Cole, Robert Kidby, Michael Witzel and Nigel Read. In addition to senior partner John Young and managing partner David Harris, the council is made up of 10 elected members.