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9 October 2002

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Ricksons Solicitors has appointed Chris Scott as the firm’s head of commercial litigation. He will be based at Ricksons’s Preston head office. Chris joined Ricksons as a consultant having previously been a partner at Brabners (Chaffe Street) in Preston.

Addleshaw Booth & Co has appointed a property partner as the firm’s national head of commercial property. Michael Moor takes over from John Pike who has held the position for ten years.

Pannone & Partners has recruited Wacks Collier corporate partner, Simon Wallwark. He joins Pannone as an equity partner.

Nicholson Graham & Jones has increased the size of its corporate team with the recruitment of Jeremy Landau, who joins the firm from Bird & Bird as a partner. Stuart Borrie, a senior assistant, also joins the firm from Slaughter and May.

Stanbrook and Hooper has appointed four new associates at its Brussels office. Ann Naessens, will practice in the areas of commercial and contract law, distribution, lease and commercial lease, corporate law and litigation. Philip Torbøl focuses on EC and Danish competition law, state aid and decision-making process of the European institutions. Alessandro Nucara, practices in general EC law, competition law, free movement of goods and new technologies and Patrice Corbiau specialises in commercial, competition, distribution, corporate and intellectual property law.

Edward Bannister has joined city law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse’s 19-partner commercial property department from Dechert where he had been a partner since 1999. His remit will be to focus on leading the growth of the firm’s existing retail and retail development practice.

David Beaves, the former senior partner of Sinclair Roche & Temperley’s Hong Kong office, has joined Ince & Co’s office as a consultant to head the corporate/commercial and banking department.

Linklaters’s Madrid office has recruited a senior partner from Spanish giant Garrigues in order to launch a new local law practice group for the London firm. Miguel Riano is the magic circle firm’s eighth partner in Spain and specialises in administrative and environmental law.

Ashurst Morris Crisp has appointed a new managing partner for Germany as the Frankfurt-based Nick Angel returns to the UK to lead the firm’s reconstruction and insolvency practice. German-qualified Wulf Merkel, a partner in Ashursts’ Frankfurt office since 1999, succeeds Angel in the post, which he has held for two years.

International law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has announced the expansion of its intellectual property practice with the addition of ten partners from Lyon & Lyon in Irvine, California. This follows the announcement two weeks ago that three partners from Pennie & Edmonds have joined Orrick’s Intellectual Property team in New York.

Norton Rose has appointed Bill Bradley to its finance practice in Bangkok. Bradley, who has lived and worked in Asia for eight years and is US qualified, joins the firm from Hunton & Williams in Bangkok.

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