Moves roundup: 6 October 2008

•Capital markets partner Reiko Sakimura has joined Clifford Chance in Tokyo from Linklaters.

•Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has hired Rolf Zaiss as a partner in its employee and ­compensation issue advisory team. He joins from Cravath Swaine & Moore in New York.

•Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has hired corporate and securities partner James Campbell in London from Jones Day.

•Leeds-based Emsleys has promoted two lawyers to senior associate level: Matthew Walsh in commercial property and Tina Abbott in family.

•Stephen Roper is joining Manchester firm ­Pannone from DLA Piper as a partner in the ­corporate department .

White & Case has relocated Guan Feng Chen and John Shum to its Hong Kong bank finance and restructuring practice from its Singapore and New York offices respectively.

•Manchester firm JMW has hired assistant David Williams in commercial property from Knights, while Georgina Chase joins the family law department as an assistant after completing her two-year training contract at Rowlands.

•Morton Fraser has promoted Fiona Sasan to partner in its Glasgow family team.

•Barlow Lyde & Gilbert has hired Carol ­Wakefield as a consultant in its insurance team from international insurance broker Marsh.

TLT has recruited Abigail Hadfield as an ­associate in its corporate recovery and insolvency team from DLA Piper’s Leeds office.

•Cayman firm Walkers has hired David Byrne as chief marketing officer from Clifford Chance, where he was global head of business development for the finance and capital markets groups.

•DLA Piper in Glasgow has taken on insolvency partner Yvonne Brady from Scottish firm Dundas & Wilson. Dundas associate Fiona McKerrell also joins DLA Glasgow as a partner.

Taylor Wessing in Düsseldorf has hired ­insurance partner Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn from Linklaters in Düsseldorf.

•Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson ­capital markets partner Michael Schlitt has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Frankfurt.

•Gruner & Jahr in Frankfurt has hired
SJ Berwin corporate partner Frank Ludwig.

•The Frankfurt office of CMS Hasche Sigle has hired banking and finance principal associate Markus Pfaff as a partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Field Fisher Waterhouse in Paris has recruited Bruno Paccioni from boutique Santoni Paccioni.

•Clifford Chance in Frankfurt has taken on tax partner Marc Scheunemann from Baker & McKenzie and of counsel Manfred Ziwey from IKB Deutsche Industriebank, where he was ­general counsel.

Mills & Reeve has hired partner Michael Mitchell for its London insurance team from Vizards Wyeth, where he was head of the ­London office.

•Lloyd’s of London insurance broker Howden has appointed Simon Gildener as general counsel from insurance boutique Robin Simons. Gildener will also join Howden’s board once ­regulatory approval has been gained.

•Sharpe Pritchard has hired Tim Farr, who was previously head of legal services at ­Cambridgeshire County Council. He joins the projects team as an associate.

•Philippe Goutay has joined Freshfields ­Bruckhaus Deringer’s Paris office as financial services counsel from Gide Loyrette Nouel.

•Pharmaceutical group A&D Pharma has recruited two non-executive directors: Robert Musneci joins from GlaxoSmithKline, along with Michael Tetreault Schilling, who was managing partner of Linklater’s Romanian office.

•Mutual funds insolvency and restructuring ­specialist Mark Holligon has joined Gough & Co in the Isle of Man from the Cayman office of Walkers.

•DLA Piper’s Abu Dhabi office has hired ­corporate partner Karl Tabbakh from Canadian firm McCarthy Tétrault.

•Exchange Chambers has taken on criminal ­barrister David Toal in Manchester from Peel Court Chambers in Manchester.

Browne Jacobson in Birmingham has hired Mark Daniels and Sara McNeill, who join the IP team from Wragge & Co as partner and ­associate respectively. Raman Jagpal joins as head of property investment in Birmingham from DLA Piper, where he was an associate. ­Partner Nichola Evans joins the London business and professional risk team from DWF.