City Moves for 6 February 2013 | Who’s switching jobs

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Akin Gump
The law firm has appointed Jon Hanifan to lead its European hedge fund tax advisory team. He joins from Ernst & Young, where he was a director in its hedge fund tax practice.

F&C Asset Management
The investment management firm has appointed Ben Fox as director in its multi-alternative business. He was previously a fund manager at Goodhart Partners. Fox has also held senior roles at Fidelity and Aon Consulting.

Stephenson Harwood
Tom Nicholls has been appointed partner in the law firm’s corporate practice. He joins from Lawrence Graham, where he was head of its energy and natural resources sector group.

Mark Payton has been appointed group corporate development officer at the engineering solutions firm. He has worked as an independent consultant since 2009, and was previously a vice president at Mustang Engineering.

Berwin Leighton Paisner
David Robertson has been appointed international contentious construction partner at the law firm. He was previously a partner at Fenwick Elliott, where he worked in its international arbitration practice. Robertson has also held roles at Baker & McKenzie.