Today's City Moves cover strategy, TMT and legal eagles. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
Brickendon has appointed Chris Beer as a partner to head up its strategy practice and to drive significant and sustainable growth for the company. Chris, who joins from Cognizant Business Consulting, will use his extensive experience of the banking and financial services arenas to help Brickendon meet its strategic growth objectives. He has a proven track record of developing senior client relationships and successfully delivering complex business advisory programmes. His proven track record in the financial services sector will make him a great asset to the Brickendon team.
EY has appointed Rahul Gautam to lead its UK and Ireland technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice. EY UK and Ireland’s TMT team advises the world’s largest and most innovative technology, media and telecommunications organisations helping them to transform and accelerate their growth ambitions. Rahul has extensive experience in all areas of TMT, in particular in the media and entertainment industries. Previously based in EY’s New York office, he relocated to the UK in 2013 to head EY UK’s Media and Entertainment practice. Rahul will transition into his new role at the beginning of July 2017.
Brown Rudnick has expanded its bankruptcy and corporate restructuring team with the appointment of Benjamin Klinger as partner. Ben joins from Sidley Austin. His practice focuses on cross-border and domestic reorganisation, recovery and turnaround matters representing debtors, creditors and practitioners. He has extensive experience in relation to work-outs/restructurings of distressed structured transactions and large leveraged loans to multinational groups. Ben is recognised for his in-depth understanding of security and insolvency law in relation to new commercial, structured and leveraged finance transactions. IFLR1000 named Ben as a 2017 rising star for restructuring and insolvency and The Legal 500 recommended Ben for corporate restructuring and insolvency in 2014, with clients praising him for his ability to “understand the economic, commercial and business points of a deal”. Ben’s arrival follows other senior appointments throughout Europe. Virginie Colaiuta recently joined the firm as a partner in the international arbitration team in London. The white collar defense and government investigations team has been bolstered by Anupreet Amole in London. Agnes Abosi joins as partner in the cross border/international transactions and finance practice in London.