David Cheyne will stay on at the law firm as a consultant in an active client-facing role, after his term as senior partner comes to an end on 30 September. Cheyne joined Linklaters in 1972 and became a partner in 1980. He was global head of the firm’s corporate department from 2000 to 2005, and was elected senior partner for a five-year term in 2006. Notable transactions over his 39-year career at Linklaters include BP’s acquisition of Amoco, and Vodafone’s acquisition of AirTouch.
Rupert Douglas has joined International Standard Asset Management as head of European sales, responsible for marketing ISAM Systematic to European institutions, distributors and consultants. Most recently, Douglas worked for RAB Capital, where he focused solely on European sales.
Ralf Roth has been appointed as global head of elektron transactions and strategy for the Enterprise Solutions business. Roth joins from Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for product innovation and delivery for algorithmic and high frequency trading, analytics, execution and order management.
Inflexion Private Equity
The private equity investor has hired Mark Williams and Florencia Kassai as investment director. Williams joins from Sovereign Capital Partners, where he was an investment director, and Kassai joins from HgCapital, where she was an associate director.
James Smith, the former chairman of Shell UK, has been appointed as chairman of the Carbon Trust. Smith replaces Sir Ian McAllister, who steps down after ten years as chairman.
The law firm has appointed Catrina Smith, formerly a partner in the Employment and Incentives practice at Linklaters, as a partner in the London office. Smith, a specialist in employment law, acted on the insolvencies of Lehman Brothers and Woolworths.
Santander Corporate Banking
Julian Alexander has been appointed as regional director for the South West of England, based in Bristol. Alexander joins from Barclays, where he was the head of real estate in the Midlands.
The wealth manager has appointed Trevor Kelham as a director and international wealth advisor in its Wealth Advisory division, based in Guernsey. Kelham was most recently managing director at Rothschild Trust Guernsey Limited.