The City law firm has taken on Hadleigh Graves as a partner in its media and technology practice.
Graves was previously a partner at music specialist law firm Statham Gill Davies and also an M&A and private equity lawyer at Ashurst. He has particular expertise in music industry-based M&A and joint ventures, as well as arrangements to develop talent and release records independently.
Pall Mall Capital
The corporate finance advisory firm has appointed Christopher Shaw as a senior adviser, following its acquisition of his firm SP Merger Group (SPMG).
Prior to founding SPMG, Shaw worked at Bankers Trust, Henry Ansbacher and Goldman Sachs.
He is joined at Pall Mall by fellow new senior adviser Roger Cort, who was previously head of corporate finance at Henry Ansbacher, set up Amethyst Investments and worked with Shaw at SPMG.
The law firm has appointed partner Bruce Dear to the newly-created role of strategic head of London real estate.
Dear, who was previously head of real estate investment at the firm, leads a team which has recently advised on some of London’s biggest property deals, including financing the Shard of Glass tower and acting for Legal & General in the purchase of ING’s Covent Garden estate and for the LDA in the transfer of the Olympic Park.
Smith & Williamson
Nick Richards has joined the investment management firm as a business development director, supporting the private client side of the business.
Richards has previously worked for property, actuarial, accountancy and law firms, covering business development and marketing communications functions.
He previously spent four years at Charles Russell and three working in the Cayman Islands for Maples and Calder.
The Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, part of Lloyds Banking Group, has hired Craig Mackenzie as head of sustainability.
Mackenzie joins from the University of Edinburgh Business School, where he was director of the Centre for Business and Climate Change.
Prior to that, he was responsible for establishing the university’s Centre for Ethics in Public Policy and Corporate Governance.