More moves than an Ashes over packed with googlies, doosras and flippers
One Goldring to rule them all
Trowers and Hamlins is welcoming tax specialist Simon Goldring as its new head of private wealth. The former RadcliffesLeBrasseur partner has over 25 years’ experience in all areas of international and domestic private wealth and taxation including asset protection, wills, probate, and corporate structuring.
I’m a lawyer, Gemmel outta here
Aviation specialist Bird & Bird has this month liberated real estate specialist Bernhard Gemmel from his partnership at Dentons to join its international Banking and Finance practice group. Mr Gemmel, who will be based at the firm’s Frankfurt office, is also qualified under French law and has over 17 years’ experience advising on project finance, real estate finance and trade finance, including cross-border activities. Along with newbie associate Stanislav Schmidt, he will be helping to strengthen the business of Russian financial institutions and corporates.
IP and technology specialist Field Fisher Waterhouse has taken a mega-byte out of Taylor Wessing this month after luring Silicon Valley guru David Kent as a partner to its Inward Investment Team. Mr Kent, who joins the firm in September, specialises in advising emerging growth and listed companies from the US, Canada, Europe and elsewhere, and will be helping to strengthen FFW’s offering to clients both in the UK and US.
Irwin Mitchell has welcomed not one, not two but three new faces to its family practice, with the hire of two partners in Manchester and one in Leeds. In Manchester high-roller specialist Fiona Turner has joined the firm along with former Pannone partner Louise Halford, whose area of expertise is cases involving foreign jurisdictional problems. In Leeds Carol Grundell, who specialises in divorce and complex financial cases, joins the family from DWF.
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