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Northill Capital
The asset manager, founded in 2010, has announced the appointments of Darius Berendji and Cathy Jones as partners in its management team. Berendji joins as partner and chief financial officer. He was previously financial director for Kedge Capital. Jones joins as partner and head of human resources. She previously held the same role at BNY Mellon.

Miller Group
Philip Bowman has been made chairman of the property development, construction and mining business. He succeeds Sir Brian Stewart, who joined in 2008. Bowman is currently chief executive of Smiths Company, a technology firm, and formerly held the same role at Scottish Power. He is also senior independent director of Burberry.

Reed Smith
The law firm has announced the appointments of Peter Zaman and Nick Rock to its partnership. Zaman joins from Clifford Chance, where he was head of its environmental and climate trading group. Rock is also a practitioner in environmental law and joins from Dewey LeBeouf.

Simmons & Simmons
David Williams has been made partner in the law firm’s financial services team. He joins from DLA Piper, where he held the position of head of investment funds in the UK. Williams’s specialism is in investment funds and asset management work, particularly funds investing in private equity, illiquid credit, real estate and infrastructure.

Alvarez & Marsal
The independent professional services firm has appointed Matthew Hill as managing director and head of its European real estate advisory services business. Prior to joining the company, Hill led the European real estate practice at AlixPartners. He has also previously worked at King Sturge and Arthur Andersen.

Cushman & Wakefield
The commercial real estate services firm has appointed Sharon French as partner in the property and asset management team of its London markets group. French joins on 30 April. She has spent the majority of her career with CBRE, where she led the central London team. She will report to Polly Plunket-Checkemian.

Mayer Brown
The law firm has announced that Robert Klotz has been made a partner in its anti-trust and competition practice. Klotz joins from Hunton & William, where he held the position of partner for the last five years. He was previously also an official of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition, where he was involved in anti-trust cases in the energy and telecommunications sectors.