#LG has carried out an internal restructuring that saw its four departmental heads step down and be replaced by eight new practice heads. Real estate head Stephen Stephens was replaced by joint heads Jon Lloyd and Rabinder Chaggar; head of tax and private capital Andrew Young was replaced by Anthony Thomson; and dispute resolution chief Andrew Dobson by Andrew Witts. The business and finance group – formerly run by managing partner Hugh Maule – was split, with Christopher Tite running corporate, Nick Turner finance, Yvonne Gallagher employment and pensions, and Jonathan Riley commerce and technology.

#Dechert has hired former Dewey & LeBoeuf partner Daniel Gal to bolster its international arbitration practice in London.

#Lovells has expanded its environment and climate law practice with the hire of Angela Mouton, a former Baker & McKenzie associate.

#Ohio-headquartered Squire Sanders & Dempsey has promoted private equity lawyer Christopher Rose to partner. He will share his time between the firm’s London and Moscow offices.

#Landlord and tenant law expert Brian Jones has joined Dorset firm Laceys as a consultant. He was previously head of landlord and tenant litigation at Shoosmiths and has been an independent consultant for around a year.

#US firm Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo has hired David Mandell as a corporate partner in its London office. He joins from McGrigors, where he worked in the capital markets practice.

#San Diego-based IP firm Townsend and Townsend & Crew has recruited Katherine White as special counsel. She will practise in the electronics and software group and arrives from NextWave Broadband, where she held a senior in-house role.

#West Country firm Withy King has appointed Australian lawyer Fiona Lymant as an associate solicitor in the dispute resolution team. She was previously at Dibbs Abbott Stillman in Sydney.

#Los Angeles-based Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has strengthened its German practice by hiring