02 July 2013

In and out

A weekly round-up of who's moving up, down or out in global legal practice

By Charlotte Mullen

Matthew Doughty joins Squire Sanders


Isle of Man-based international law and professional services group Cains has appointed three new directors to Cains Advocates.
Robert Colquitt from the litigation practice has represented a wide range of clients in legal proceedings, including acting as Isle of Man counsel in the Rosewood Trust v Schmidt case and to the liquidators of Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander (Isle of Man) Limited.
Geoff Kermeen, a Manxman who has been with Cains for 15 years, has particular experience in advising lenders, investors and developers in the UK and European commercial real estate sector.
Recognised as a leading M&A lawyer in the Isle of Man, Tristan Head has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border corporate finance to his name, regularly advising both AIM and LSE Main Market listed Isle of Man companies.

Squire Sanders has boosted its global capital markets team with the appointment of partner Matthew Doughty to the firm's corporate and corporate finance London practice.
Mr Doughty joins from Dorsey & Whitney and specialises in equity capital markets (ECM). He has experience with various international Stock Exchanges and has acted for an Indian infrastructure development company and a UK based technology company.

Source, a leading European provider of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), has expanded its legal team to help meet its growing asset and investor base by appointing Gemma Steel as counsel. Previously, she has worked at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and as an investment funds lawyer at Hogan Lovells.

David Gilinsky has been appointed to the growing financial services team at London law firm, HowardKennedyFsi. Mr Gilinsky qualified as a solicitor at Allen & Overy in 2008, has travelled extensively in the Middle East and is fluent in multiple languages. Most recently, he was a foreign qualified lawyer at S Friedman & Co.

Integreon, a leading global provider of outsourced legal, document, research and business services, has appointed Andrew Sims in the newly-created role of vice president and chief of staff. Mr Sims brings 14 years of experience in management consulting to the senior leadership team. Previously, Mr Sims was a programme director at Capgemini Consulting in a number of senior internal management roles.


Judith Joan Sullivan has joinedleading law and government relations firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, as partner and chair of international practice.
Formerly a Partner at Anderson Kill & Olick, Ms Sullivan has over 25 years of experience representing leading multinational corporations and has numerous accolades to her name, including the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award by Legal Momentum. She will broaden the firm's international capabilities by leading the International Group whilst continuing her corporate law practice based in New York/New Jersey.

Gordon Warnke has been appointed as Linklaters' new global practice head of tax, succeeding Henk Vanhulle who is now managing partner of the firm's Belgian offices.
Continuing as head of the New York tax practice, Mr Warnke speaks frequently on federal income tax topics and primarily practices the federal income taxation of domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs in addition to the taxation of financial products and investments.

In light of growing staff numbers and an increasing demand for the company's eDiscovery solutions, data protection advice and forensic accounting, Mark Biagetti joins globally-expanding consulting firm Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) as the new Chief Operating Officer.
Based at FRA's Rhode Island office, Mr Biagetti will manage international growth by working with founding partners to acheive and manage growth. Prior to this, he was VIce President at Textron Systems, a $12.2 billion aircraft, defence and industrial company.


José María Alonso has been elected for a three-year period as the new managing partner of Baker & McKenzie in Madrid. He succeeds Luis Briones who continues as Partner in the Firm's Tax team. Mr Alonso joined over a year ago from 9 years as managing partner at Spain's largest firm, Garrigues. Recognised as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution by international legal directories, he has represented clients in more than 2000 proceedings and is one of the most in-demand arbitrators.


One of London's biggest offshore law firms, Walkers, has appointed Finance Monthly's 2012 ‘Deal Maker of the Year’ Jack Boldarin as new managing partner in London. Specialising in Finance and Corporate transactions, Mr Boldarin joined Walkers in 2001 and has worked in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Jersey, experience that undoubtedly strengthens the London platform's integration with the firm's other European offices.
Together with the new arrivals to the London office of partner David Collins from Walkers' Singapore and senior associate Neil McDonald from Walkers' Jersey, the firm has strengthened its position as a leader in the world's leading financial centre and its reputation for facilitating global investments. 

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