Liam O’Connell has been appointed a partner within the law firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice. He joins from CMS Cameron McKenna, where he was a partner and head of its commercial regulatory and disputes group. O’Connell specialises in insurance policy coverage analysis, and also has business experience in contingency markets and cyber risks.
Max Kolodkin and Sergei Chinkis have been appointed managing directors and co-heads of sector investment banking for the investment division of Sberbank. Kolodkin joins from Goldman Sachs, where he was most recently a managing director. Chinkis joins from HSBC, where he was a managing director and global head of its metals and mining group.
Aberdeen Asset Management
The asset management firm has appointed Ibtissem Sfaxi to the role of senior business development, property, for France and the Middle East. She joins from Pradera Real Estate, the UK-based fund manager, where she was responsible for business development in Europe and the Middle East. Sfaxi also previously worked as vice president at JER Partners.
Cooke, Young & Keidan
Philip Rubens has been appointed as a commercial litigation solicitor at the law firm. He is a specialist in financial services and regulatory matters, and joins from Finers Stephens Innocent, where he was a partner for over 20 years.
Buck Global Investment Advisors
Brian McCauley has been appointed as a senior investment consultant at the human resources consultancy. He has over 20 years’ experience in investment, and was most recently a consultant at Aon Hewitt. McCauley has also worked in a variety of large investment management firms.
Ignis Asset Management
Jo Howley has been appointed as product specialist within its liability driven investment and fixed income business. She joins from BlackRock, where she has worked since 1997 in a number of similar positions.
The specialist commercial litigation practice has appointed two new associates. Maria Sandler most recently worked in Credit Suisse’s in-house litigation team. She has also held roles at Eversheds. Rory Spillman most recently worked at Hogan Lovells, where he joined as a trainee in 2010.