The European real estate investment trust has promoted Andy Gulliford (pictured) and Phil Redding to the new roles of chief operating officer and chief investment officer respectively, reporting to chief executive David Sleath. Gulliford, who will oversee the group’s operational property teams in the UK and continental Europe, was formerly managing director of Segro’s business in continental Europe. Redding rises from business unit director for London markets to manage the group’s investment strategy.

Bibby Financial Services
The invoice finance specialist has appointed Mark Riches as sales director of its international trade finance business. Riches, who joined Bibby Financial Services in 2002, is promoted following a four-year tenure as head of sales in the south east.

Hogan Lovells
The law firm has strengthened its international litigation and arbitration practice by hiring Patric McGonigal in the firm’s Tokyo office. McGonigal was formerly a partner in Barlow Lyde & Gilbert’s international commercial arbitration practice, leading a team in Singapore.

DAC Beachcroft
The law firm has hired Michael Peeters, previously head of the regional ICT projects team at Pinsent Masons in Leeds, as a partner to lead a northern technology law team. The firm has also promoted Claire Reynolds and Julitta Yates to partner in the employment & pensions and real estate divisions respectively.

Redefine International Property Management has appointed Nick Gregory as senior retail asset manager to manage its £250m portfolio of UK shopping centres. He joins from Hammerson, where he spent the last five years delivering asset management activities.

The international law firm has appointed Charles Malpass as a partner in its London office, effective from January 2012. Malpass was most recently a partner at LG.

Europa Capital
Tim Turnbull, previously chief investment officer at Hermes Real Estate, has joined the fund manager’s management team, with the brief of expanding Europa’s fund relationships.