Ogier Jersey Legal
The offshore legal services provider has appointed Matthew Swan as managing partner, replacing Matthew Thompson, whose term of office has come to an end after four years in the role. Swan (pictured) is head of the firm’s business and trust law group and the Jersey banking team. Thompson, who specialises in commercial litigation, asset tracing, fraud and money laundering, will continue to take an active role in the litigation team.

The Miles Partnership
Dee Stirling has joined the boutique search firm as a partner. Stirling began her career in executive search at Whitehead Mann, before establishing her own executive coaching business, Dee Stirling Executive Coaching.

Penny Cassell has been hired as a director in the accountancy firm’s corporate recovery & insolvency practice. Cassell, a fellow of the Institute of Accountants and a licensed insolvency practitioner, specialises in litigation, drug trafficking and fraud.

DLA Piper
The law firm has expanded its projects and energy team across EMEA by appointing Trevor Butcher as a partner in the finance and projects team. Butcher was previously a partner with CMS Cameron McKenna.

Merrill Lynch
Jean-Marc Guillot has been hired as Geneva office manager for EMEA clients for Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse), and Valérie Bastardoz becomes head of marketing, also based in Geneva. Guillot joins from Banque Bénédict Hentsch & Cie, and Bastardoz joins from Banque Cantonale Vaudoise.

Mayer Brown
The law firm has appointed Colin Scagell, formerly a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, to its London corporate and securities practice and insurance industry group.

Electra Partners
The private equity fund manager has appointed Chris Hanna as investment partner. Hanna was most recently at Phoenix Equity Partners, where his investments included Nationwide Autocentres, NFT and Ashtead Technology Rentals.