Moves: 3 September 2012

Russell Holden, has joined Taylor Wessing’s capital markets team as a partner from Nabarro, where he was a partner in the corporate group.

Russell Holden

Holden said the growing international network at Taylor Wessing is the “perfect platform” to grow his practice. Tim Stocks, capital markets team partner, said Holden would help win new international mandates.



Katten Muchin Rosenman has hired tax partner Sanjay Mehta from Stephenson Harwood, where he was a partner.

Hunton & Williams’ London office has promoted Kirk Lovrić to counsel in the firm’s international energy and infrastructure team.

Former TLT commercial partner Ian Taylorson has joined Keystone Law as a senior corporate and commercial lawyer in the TMT sector.

Fiona Heyes
Fiona Heyes

The London office of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has brought in finance attorney Neil Caddy as a partner from Mayer Brown, where he was also a partner.

Plexus Law has added partner Fiona Heyes to its professional indemnity team from Pinsent Masons, where she was a partner.

Simon Coles
Simon Coles

TLT has appointed Simon Coles as a partner to its banking and asset finance team from Simmons & Simmons, where he was a managing associate.


SGH Martineau has hired senior associate Andrew Brennan. He has joined the IP team in Birmingham from DLA Piper, where he was a senior associate.

Helena Wootton has joined Browne Jacobson in Nottingham as a commercial partner from Capital One (Europe), where she was assistant general counsel.


Irwin Mitchell has hired family law solicitors Jenna Lucas from Howells Solicitors and Hannah Saxe from Mace & Jones.

Berg has appointed interest rate swaps mis-selling specialist solicitor Kalvin Chapman from Ashton Fox Solicitors, where he was a trainee solicitor.

Langleys has appointed David Chant as a dispute resolution associate solicitor from Ford & Warren in Leeds, where he was a solicitor.


Cripps Harries Hall has made partner Ed Weeks the new head of its commercial dispute resolution team.

Kimbells Freeth, part of Freeth Cartwright, has added ex-Mayer Brown partner Andrew Sharples as a partner in its corporate team.


Anderson Strathern has hired family law associate Denise Laverty from McArthur Stanton, where she was a member of the court department.

Ben Powell
Ben Powell

Former Dundas & Wilson senior associate Ben Powell has joined Tods Murray as a projects partner.

Burness has announced six senior promotions. New directors are Claire Adams and Joanna Fulton (dispute resolution) and Graeme Bradshaw (property). New associates are Louise Chambers (property), Rachael Gibson (dispute resolution) and Allan Leal (banking).

Former DWF Biggart Baillie associate Steven Jansch has joined Gillespie Macandrew as a litigation and dispute resolution associate.


Dolmans has promoted solicitor Teleri Davies to the position of associate.


Lidings has expanded its banking and finance practice with the hire of partner Dmitry Gravin, a former counsel at Norton Rose’s Moscow office.

The Frankfurt office of Kaye Scholer has hired partner Annette Bodeker to head its corporate practice from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Frankfurt office, where she was a partner.

Anna Jerndorf has joined Swedish firm Törngren Magnell as a partner from Magnusson’s employment practice, where she was also a partner.


Jackson Lewis has added Patrick Rocks to its partnership from the Chicago Board of Education, where he was general counsel.

Mark Easton is rejoining O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles from Warner Bros Entertainment, where he served as deputy general counsel.

Asia Pacific

Corporate partners Douglas Hall and Betty Howe have joined Sparke Helmore Lawyers in Perth. Hall was a banking partner with Norton Rose and Howe was a tax partner with HWL Ebsworth.

Dechert has appointed David Cho to its Hong Kong office as a corporate and securities partner. He joins from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, where he was a partner.

King & Wood Mallesons has hired real estate, construction and environment partner Sonya Harris to its Sydney office from a general counsel position with Mirvac Group.

Jones Day has taken Maria Tan Pedersen as a banking and finance partner in Hong Kong from K&L Gates, where she was a partner.

Mark Bartley has joined HWL Ebsworth as a partner in its Melbourne planning, environment and government group. He was a partner at DLA Piper.

Ashurst’s Hong Kong office has hired partner Dominic Gregory from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s Hong Kong office, where he was partner.


Travelers has named John Abramson as the new head of legal and compliance for its European businesses. He joins from Flagstone Re, where he was general counsel Europe and global chief compliance officer.