Brewin Dolphin, an independent provider of personalised, discretionary wealth management services, has announced that Heather Sonnet has joined the company to launch a new office in Cambridge to cater for the growing number of people in the area seeking financial planning and investment advice. Heather, who joins from Almary Green Investments, is a chartered financial planner who has spent over 10 years advising many of Cambridge’s residents. She will join Brewin Dolphin to lead the office with further hires expected to be made in due course.
Julius Baer has appointed David Durlacher as acting chief executive following current CEO Adam Horowitz’s retirement. David is currently a member of the executive committee and director of the board of Julius Baer International. He joined Swiss bank Julius Baer following the acquisition of Merrill Lynch International Wealth Management UK in 2013.
Facilities management business OCS has appointed Peter Slator as chief executive officer. Peter joins from Rentokil Initial where he was European & Pacific divisional managing director responsible for hygiene, pest and textile services. He was previously a senior executive at Unilever for 28 years where he held a variety of functional and operational roles, in both the UK and Asia Pacific.
Italian law firm BonelliErede has appointed Massimiliano Danusso as managing partner of its London office. Massimiliano joins the firm as a partner in the banking and finance practice. Massimiliano was previously at Allen & Overy, where he acted as managing partner of the Italian offices and head of the Italian international capital markets practice. He specialises in structured finance operations in risk capital and derivatives. Massimiliano has also previously advised on the design of new derivatives; on complex synthetic and non-synthetic securitisation transactions; and on bond offerings in connection with placement on Italian and foreign markets.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
International business litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has announced that Paul Friedman will join the firm as a partner based in the London office. Paul, who specialises in complex commercial litigation for large global companies, joins from Clyde & Co, where he was also a partner.
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