Move of the week

Richard Power
Richard Power

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. 



Tracey Sheehan has joined Dentons as a partner in its technology, media and telecoms team. She was previously head of telecoms at Taylor Wessing

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.  

Howard Kennedy has appointed corporate finance lawyer Jonathan Metliss as a consultant. He was previously a partner at Gordon Dadds and was a founding partner of SJ Berwin

Winckworth Sherwood has appointed BBC lawyer Nancy Dickie to its corporate and commercial team. 

Simmons & Simmons has expanded its international intellectual property group with the appointment of Baker Botts partner Mark Heaney. 

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.

Veale Wasbrough Vizards has hired Ed Rimmell as a commercial partner in Bristol from Bond Dickinson , where he was a managing associate.


The Manchester office of Irwin Mitchell has appointed commercial litigation partner Duncan Hope from DWF to its business legal services team.

Armitage and Keir: new at Gateley
Armitage and Keir: new at Gateley

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

Rudi Kidd: joins Davis Blank Furniss

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

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has hired Hogan Lovells partner Jacques Derenne and Mayer Brown partner Robert Klotz to its new EU competition and regulatory practice in Brussels.

Weil Gotshal & Manges partner Thomas Schmid is joining Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe as head of its German M&A and private equity group in Munich.

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. 

Middle East 

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. 


Conyers Dill & Pearman ’s Cayman Islands’ head of trust and private client David Pytches has joined Appleby ’s Isle of Man office as counsel. 

Ogier has announced the appointment of Brian Lacy to its BVI team. Litigation specialist Lacy joins as a partner from Maples and Calder , where he was a barrister.

The Bar 

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. 

11KBW has hired public law barrister Jonathan Auburn from 39 Essex Street


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.