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7 June 2001

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Find out who has moved where in our regular

Peter Nellist, partner and head of the private
client department at Clarke Willmott & Clarke, has been made chairman of the
Association of Solicitor Investment Managers (Asim). The association exists to
help firms give investment advice. Nellist is only the second solicitor to be
elected chairman of the board.

Midlands firm Needham & James
has hired an M&A partner from Manby & Steward to head its corporate
team. The firm sees this latest hire as part of its attempt to get younger
partners on board. Colin Rodrigues will handle small and medium-sized
enterprises and owner-managed businesses.

Halliwell Landau has boosted its
equity partnership by four, bringing the number of equity partners to 32. The
most recent promotions are Mike Edge, Charles Gaskie, Suzanne
Liversidge and Victor Rae-Reeves.

Cambridge-based law firm Mills &
Reeve has appointed a new managing partner to take over from Duncan Ogilvy, who
was voted out after six years in office. Mark Jeffries, who was
previously the head of the corporate services group in Leeds and Birmingham,
took over the position on 1 June.

Lovells is continuing its European
expansion as the Paris office takes on an intellectual property (IP) partner
from local firm Dubarry Le Douarin & Veil. Dominique Ménard joined
the firm on 4 June. He said that he moved to Lovells because a number of his
clients are US companies and they need an international

Los Angeles firm Latham &
Watkins is boosting its insolvency practice in New York by hiring a lawyer from
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Shari Siegel, having held the same post
at Simpson Thacher, will focus on restructuring troubled companies.

New York giant Shearman &
Sterling has named its first ever firm-wide managing partner from an office
outside the US. Deputy managing partner of the Paris office Robert
Treuhold has been appointed to the role by the newly-elected senior partner
of the firm David Heleniak. Heleniak was elected to his post last month and has
the power to put in place a new executive group.

Baker & McKenzie in Düsseldorf
is losing a top corporate partner to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Capital
markets partner Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain will join Freshfields' Munich office
before the end of the summer.

& Overy's Amsterdam office is losing a corporate partner to Dutch firm Nauta
Dutilh. Erik Hammerstein was among the group of 32 Loeff Claeys Verbecke
partners to join Allen & Overy when their firm went through a dramatic split
in January 2000. It is understood that Hammerstein approached Nauta Dutilh. A
date for his departure from Allen & Overy has yet to be agreed.

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