City Moves for 21 February – who’s switching jobs at Cushman & Wakefield, Baker Botts and Kingswood Holdings?
Who’s on the move today?
Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield has re-hired Duncan Gilliard as a partner in its central London retail team to bolster its market leading offer. Gilliard, who previously worked for Cushman & Wakefield for five years, joins from JLL where he was a director in the London retail team. He has more than a decade of experience working on a wide variety of projects for both landlords and occupiers. Leasing deals and landlord instructions have included Seven Dials on behalf of Shaftesbury and the LaSalle Investment Management London Retail portfolio. In addition, he has undertaken retail leasing for luxury residential developers, institutional investors and a range of private investors in the core central London markets.
Peter Mace, head of central London retail at Cushman & Wakefield, commented: “Duncan has advised a range of international retailers on their UK strategy
and store acquisition programmes in London. He has worked with high profile brands such as Aquascutum, Fortnum & Mason, The Kooples and Estee Lauder and we are very pleased to be welcoming him back. He will advise on a number of prestigious projects in central London, continuing to focus on the higher end sector of the market.”
Poupak Anjomshoaa has joined the Baker Botts’ litigation and international arbitration and dispute resolution practices as a London-based partner. Poupak has over 20 years’ experience in disputes and transactional matters across the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. Andrew M Baker, managing partner, said: “We continue to add first class talent to our London office and this adds another leading international disputes and arbitration focused lawyer to its exceptional base.” Poupak practised in the energy, construction and international arbitration departments of two major global law firms before going in-house for four years as general counsel and company secretary of Carbon Holdings.
Kingswood Holdings, the listed UK-based wealth manager, has announced that Richard Jeffrey is joining the group as chairman of the investment committee, where he will work with clients and shareholders to boost the firm’s presence in the investment industry. Most recently, Jeffrey was chief investment officer and then chief economist at Cazenove Capital, part of the Schroders group. He has worked with several think-tanks, including the Centre for Policy Studies and the Adam Smith Institute. Buzz West, chairman of the board at Kingswood, said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to Kingswood. His significant experience and expertise in the investment management sector will be invaluable.”