Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Freshfields has appointed corporate partner Julian Long as head of its London corporate practice for a three-year term. Long, who succeeds Mark Rawlinson, newly elected as London managing partner, is an M&A specialist who also runs the law firm’s consumer and healthcare sector group. He recently advised on Petrochina’s venture with Ineos and the merger of FEMSA’s brewing business with Heineken.

Barclays Wealth
The wealth manager has hired Christian Berchem as managing director, head of high net worth for UK & Ireland private bank, based in London. Berchem will join in September from JP Morgan, where he is co-head of European sales.

Berwin Leighton Paisner
Property lawyer Andrew Sanders will join the real estate practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner as a partner. Sanders, who joins from Hogan Lovells, recently worked on the 67-acre redevelopment of Kings Cross.

The business advisory firm has appointed Chris Harrop, formerly a project director at Horizon Nuclear Power, to lead 100 nuclear experts as head of its nuclear capital programmes team. Deloitte has also hired Steve Wright, formerly head of PwC’s security governance, risk and compliance practice, as a director in its enterprise risk services practice.

Vanguard Asset Management
Janine Menasakanian, formerly of Met Life, has been appointed as strategic account manager in the firm’s retail business.

The law firm has hired ex-Macfarlanes partner and head of the corporate real estate group, Clive Lampard, as a consultant in its London real estate group. Clive, who qualified at Slaughter and May in 1985, specialises in advising clients on restructuring and occupier strategy as well as acquisitions and disposals.

The Law Society
Allen & Overy consultant and former antitrust partner John Wotton has been inaugurated as the new Law Society president. Wotton has been an Allen & Overy partner since 1984 and led the international public procurement group until 2010.