Gide Loyrette Nouel
The Paris-based law firm has announced its new executive committee, effective from 1 January 2012. Litigation specialist Baudouin de Moucheron (pictured) has been elected as senior partner to succeed Pierre Raoul-Duval. Stéphane Puel, who specialises in financial regulation and structuring investment funds, succeeds Christophe Eck as managing partner. Eck remains on the committee with the newly elected David Lasfargue, head of the firm’s Moscow and St Petersberg offices, and real estate partner Frédéric Nouel.

Eximius Group
Seasoned headhunter Jonathan Astbury has joined the senior finance team at Eximius Group. Astbury led the banking finance team at Harrison Willis before founding banking recruitment firms Astbury Marsden and Sandton Group, specialising in middle office, risk, finance and front office recruitment.

Henry WK Chow has been appointed to the European advisory board of the private equity firm. Chow is the former chairman and chief executive of Greater China Group at IBM Corp.

Rathbone Brothers
Charles Stanley chief operating officer Andrew Butcher is set to take over from Paul Chevasse as chief operating officer of Rathbones early next year. Chavasse will become head of investment management.

Kames Capital
Peter Shaw has been promoted to joint manager on the UK equity fund, effective from 1 January 2012. He is currently joint manager on the Kames UK opportunities fund and manager of the institutional UK equity high alpha fund.

State Street
State Street has named Paul McLaughlin as head of operations for its alternative investment solutions team based in Guernsey. McLaughlin joins from BNY Mellon in Dublin, where he worked for 11 years.