Move of the week
Clyde & Co has continued to boost its international arbitration team after picking up Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP ) arbitration head Richard Power. Power has been a partner in BLP for five years and the firm’s co-head of international arbitration and head of energy disputes since December last year. He joins Clydes as a partner within its global arbitration group.
Schillings has hired former British Army Major General Tim Robinson as a partner in its first non-lawyer partnership appointment since becoming a limited liability partnership.
Winckworth Sherwood has appointed BBC lawyer Nancy Dickie to its corporate and commercial team.
Senior international M&A and corporate finance lawyer Sevda Staykova has joined O’Melveny & Myers ’ London office as counsel. She was previously an associate at White & Case .
Squire Patton Boggs has hired technology corporate finance specialist Dale Huxford as of counsel. Huxford joins from consultancy BroadTech Global.
Coffin Mew has hired associate solicitor Paul Grant, consultant Marion Wilcock and senior associate Conor Geoghegan to its new planning law service.
Gateley has announced two more appointments in Leeds, with David Armitage joining the firm’s corporate team as a partner and Tamanna Keir joining as a solicitor. Armitage was a partner at DWF , while Keir was a trainee solicitor at Genus Law .
Davis Blank Furniss has appointed IPS Law solicitor Rudi Kidd as a consultant solicitor specialising in entertainment, media, sports and intellectual property law.
White-collar crime lawyer François Koning has joined the partnership of Brussels firm Janson Baugniet from Eubelius .
Caroline André-Hesse has joined Paris firm AyacheSalama as a partner to set up the employment law department.
Heenan Paris has expanded its international arbitration practice with the arrival of Christophe Dugué as partner. Dugué was previously a partner at his own firm, Christophe Dugué Avocat .
Latham & Watkins partner Kilian Helmreich has joined Munich boutique Gütt Olk Feldhaus as a partner in the corporate practice group.
Al Tamimi & Company has appointed Hill Dickinson ’s head of commercial Stephen Lansdown as the new head of office for Qatar. Lansdown replaces Mohamed Khodeir, who is moving to lead the firm’s association in Egypt.
Cahill Gordon & Reindel has hired Pierre Gentin as a litigation partner in New York. Gentin was previously the global head of litigation and regulatory investigations for Credit Suisse.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has appointed Daniel Lombard as a partner in its Chicago office. Before joining Quinn Emanuel, Lombard was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis .
Ropes & Gray ’s litigation practice has expanded in New York with the addition of partners David Hennes and Gregg Weiner. Hennes and Weiner were previously partners with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson .
Sparke Helmore has hired James Minchinton as a partner in its Brisbane office. Minchinton was previously a partner with Corrs Chambers Westgarth .
HWL Ebsworth has appointed Polat Siva as a partner within its Melbourne office. Polat, who specialises in complex disputes, restructuring and insolvency, was formerly a partner at Clayton Utz .
BLP finance partner Tahirah Ara has joined Withers ’ partnership in Singapore, following its alliance with local firm KhattarWong in April.
39 Essex Chambers barrister Peter Village QC has joined the Commercial Estates Group as in-house counsel, advising on planning issues. He has joined
on a part-time basis enabling him to continue practising.
Knights has announced 18 internal promotions, including five new partners. Employment lawyer Rebecca Peck has been promoted to partner along with property specialist Gethin Lloyd and litigation expert Kate Clarke. Chartered town planner Ben Weatherley and tax adviser Peter Speed have also stepped up to the role. This has resulted in the number of partners at the firm rising to 54.