PARTNER AND GENERAL Counsel moves in 2017

LAW FIRMS

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired three new sector group leaders in London, New York and Brussels.

Natasha Good in London becomes co-sector group leader of the TMT group, joining Laurent Garzaniti (based in Brussels).

New York corporate partner Valerie Ford Jacob becomes co-head of the financial institutions group, working with Christoph Gleske, existing co-sector group leader as well as Claire Wills corporate partner in London.

Rafique Bachour in Brussels becomes co-head of general industry group joining co-sector group leader and Munich corporate partner Barbara Keil.

  • DLA Piper hires a partner from Linklaters South African office. Ally Webber Wentzel becomes DLA local managing partner in South Africa.
  • Kirkland & Ellis hires private equity partner Stuart Boyd from Linklaters.
  • Charlie Jacobs the M&A star has joined linklaters as its new senior partners.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner has boosted its Hong Kong private wealth practice with the hire of Withers partner Marcus Dearle.
  • Guy Potel, corporate partner from Hogan Lovells has moved to White & Case.
  • Roderick Edward Martin joined Taylor Wessing Singapore as a senior partner and head of the firm.
  • India’s group head and partner Manoj Bhargava, counsel Ankit Kashyab and two associates in Singapore have moved from Jones Day to Sidley Austin.
  • Rachel Shek, dispute partner at Herbert Smith Freehills has moved to Eversheds.
  • TMT partner, Alexander Shepherd has moved from Simmons & Simmons to Bird & Bird.
  • Dominic Wai, dispute partner at Baker & Mckenzie has moved to the Hong Kong firm ONC Lawyers.
  • General Secretary of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Chiann Bao, has joined Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flomin Hong Kong.
  • Latham & Watkins Hong Kong recruits Frank Sun, private equity partner at Kirkland & Ellis.
  • Angela Pearsall, dispute resolution partner at Ashurst Sydney has moved to Clifford Chance. 
  • Reed Smith London hires Mark Pring. Mark pring was previously head of insurance at Addleshaw Goddard.
  • Clyde & Co loses David Moore, infrastructure partner who moves to Dentons as part of its London energy, transport and infrastructure practice.
  • Mark Pistilli the former Sydney managing partner of Clifford Chance has opened a new corporate boutique firm.
  • Holland & Knight the US firm has now opened an office in London and has acquired Clark Ricketts, transport finance firm. The founding partner Robert Ricketts will head the office and will be joined by six lawyers from Clark Ricketts.
  • Dentons has opened its third office in Munich after hiring three partners in Norton Rose Fulbright which includes its German senior partner.
  • Head of private equity James MacArthur has left Herbert Smith Freehills to move to Weil Gotshal & Manges.
  • Foot Anstey has recruited Eversheds head of local government commercial litigation Mark Rhys-Jones as the firm expands its commercial litigation offering. He has worked at Eversheds since 1990 and has been a partner at the firm for the last 20 years. He joins Foot Anstey as a partner in its Bristol disputes team.
  • Antoine Colonna d’Istria, tax partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer will be joining Norton Rose Fulbright in Paris.
  • Zhong Lun is establishing two new offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco since the mass hire from Dacheng which merged with Dentons last year. The team joining Zhong Lun is led by former US chief Xiao Ling and partners Lee Matthews and Rowena Lin, who all join as equity partners.They have joined from Dacheng’s offices across the US.
  • Taylor Wessing has entered into an association with the Saudi Arabian law firm Al Sulaim Al Awaji & Partners, to enhance its Middle East offering.
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner’s arbitration head, Kent Phillips has joined Hogan Lovells in Singapore.
  • Allen & Overy’s head of non-contentious financial services regulation, Bob Penn has joined US firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. He joined Allen & Overy’s regulatory practice in 1999 and became a partner in 2007.
  • DAC Beachcroft has hired a six-partner insurance team from DWF in Newcastle. Rod Searl the head of occupational health and casualty in Newcastle is the lead partner and he has been joined by partners; David Drewe, Andrea Ward, Sue Hoxes, Shaun O’Neill and Nicolas Hyam.
  • Latham & Watkins has hired Michael Esser, competition partner from Freshfields, who will join its Duesseldorf office.
  • Helen Croke, former private equity partner at Travers Smith, has moved to Ropes & Gray joining private equity head Phil Sanderson who joined the firm in 2014.
  • Allen & Overy welcomes on board US securities team who moved from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in Australia after the US firm exists the country. The team is led by partner Mark Leemen.
  • Ashurst’s London disputes head, Mark Clarke has moved to White & Case after recent move of Jonathan Parry.
  • Kirkland & Ellis recruits David Holdsworth, private equity partner and Tim Lowe, tax partner, both coming from Linklaters London.
  • The head of competition Nicola Northway has moved from Barclays to Baker & Mckenzie as a partner for its EU, competition and trade practice.
  • Sidley Austin has hired the finance partner James Crooks from Wilkie Farr & Gallagher to be part of its new private equity team.
  • Corporate partner Jonathan Parry leaves Ashurst and has moved to White & Case.
  • Banking and finance partner Paul Jenkinsat Ashurst is the new Australian managing partner.
  • James Perry, financial regulatory partner will move from Ashurst to Gibson Dunn.
  • Darren Rogers and Patrick Williams, real estate partners atKing & Wood Mallesons will move to Ashurst’s global real estate practice.
  • Singapore managing partner Geraint Hughes of Cliffford Chance will become Asia-Pacific regional managing partner in September.
  • Linklaters hires former Allen & Overy finance partner Mark O’Neill.
  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has recruited four Partners from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Paris.
  • Kirkland hires M&A team from Hengeler Mueller in Germany. Achim Herfs, Anna Schwander and Benjamin Leyendecker-Langer will all join as partners.
  • Gateley welcomes onboard Chris Fanner as its head of corporate lending and leveraged finance in London. Chris Fanner was previously at King & Wood Mallesons.
  • King & Wood Mallesons’ Paris Office loses six partner private equity team including managing partner Christophe Digoy, who will move to Goodwin Procter.
  • Ashurst has hired two partners, Nick Elverston and Amanda Hale from Herbert Smith Freehills to reinforce its TMT practice.
  • Clifford Chance has recruited two asset finance partners from Norton Rose Fulbright in Singapore, including Gervais Green who was co-head of Asia Pacific transport practice.
  • Debevoise & Plimpton has established an office in Tokyo with lawyers relocating from NewYork. The Tokyo office will be headed by corporate partner Christopher Smeall and Counsel Naomi Aoyama.
  • Charles Penney, Head of Corporate Finance, has been elected as Senior Partner at Addleshaw Goddard.
  • Allen & Overy partners have elected corporate co-head Andrew Ballheimer as the firm’s new managing partner in London.
  • Linklaters Paris appoints Arnaud de la Cotardière as its new Managing Partner.
  • Linklaters has welcome onboard Adam Lurie, Litigator from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, to head its litigation and investigations practice, in Washington DC.
  • Jerome Fabre has joined the law firm BDGS as Partner for its Competition practice. Jerome was formerly Counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has hired the insurance recovery practice group of Orrick. Amongst the group includes the chair of Orrick’s insurance practice, Mark Plumer, the deputy chair David Klein and Partner Alex Lathrop.
  • White & Case has appointed Catherine Tsang as Partner in its global mergers & acquisitions practice in Hong Kong. Catherine was previously at Paul Hastings.
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP in Dubai welcomes onboard Graham Lovett, Partner in litigation, arbitration & regulatory investigation matters. Graham was previously head of Clifford Chance’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Middle East.

 

CORPORATES

  • Sean McGovern, former general counsel at Lloyds joins XL Group in its newly created role of chief compliance officer, head of regulatory and government affairs. Peter Spires will succeed Sean McGovern as general counsel.
  • WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff recruits Karen Sewell as its new general counsel Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. Karen Sewell was formally a partner at Addleshaw Goddard.
  • Anja Van Bergen has moved from Nutreco to Nomad Foods as the new general counsel.
  • Weir Group has promoted deputy general counsel Christopher Morgan as its new Global General Counsel, following the retirement of Keith Ruddock last year.
  • Maaike de Bie is now officially group general counsel at Royal Mail, after 7 months in his interim role.
  • Lloyds bank has recruited Nathan Buttler from the National Australia Bank as its group general counsel.
  • After the merger of Paddy Power with Betfair, Ed Traynor will continue as General Counsel of the company
  • Michael Shaw, the deputy group General Counsel of Barclays has moved to RBS as its new General Counsel replacing John Collins who will join Santander.
  • Hitachi Rail Europe has hired its first General Counsel Jane Mee, previously at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff.
  • Alice Marsden is the new Group General Counsel of Thomas Cook, replacing Craig Stoehr.
  • HS2 High Speed 2 Limited hires Nicole Geoghegan as General Counsel & Company Secretary. Nicole was previously at Tube Lines.
  • Penny Dudley will be the new Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs. She will succeed the current Chief Legal Officer, Paul Newton who will be retiring.
  • Volkwagen hires a new US Legal Chief Counsel, David Detweiler, who was previously Counsel at Clifford Chance.
  • News UK hires Angus McBride as its new General Counsel. Angus was previously Partner at Kingsley Napley.
  • Laurence Rudge has been appointed as Deputy General Counsel for the Chinese supply chain company Li Fung. He leaves the firm Slaughter & May in Hong Kong where he was a Partner.
  • Barclays has welcome onboard Victoria Hardy as its new General Counsel Europe & Middle East Investment.
  • Jean Lee has been selected as the Chief Executive Officer of The Minority Corporate Cousnel Association. She was previously Assistant General Counsel at JP Morgan.
  • Banco Santander welcomes Victor Dorado as its new Legal Director.

 

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