Who’s on the move today?
Browne Jacobson announced that Caroline Green has been elected the firm’s new senior partner with effect from 1 May 2019 for a three-year term.
Caroline, who is one of the firm’s longest serving partners and jointly heads up the firm’s retail sector group, will be its first female senior partner.
An outstanding commercial contracts and real estate lawyer, Caroline joined Browne Jacobson in 1984 and has been the architect of its nationally-recognised retail and logistics team. Her clients include some of the world’s leading premium fashion retail brands as well as many of the UK’s leading freight and logistics operators. In 1989 she was appointed the firm’s first female partner and in 2018 she was elected joint head of the firm’s flagship London office. Caroline succeeds Derek Bambury, who has held the position since 2013.
As head of business and professional risk Derek will continue in his client-facing role with many of the firm’s major clients including Hiscox and in his role advising the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities and Bernard Madoff on matters in the UK, the Commonwealth and Europe. Under Derek’s tenure as Senior Partner Browne Jacobson has delivered impressive financial growth of 62 per cent.
EY – the Big Four auditor and professional services firm – has today announced the appointment of Silvia Rindone as an advisory partner in its strategy team in the UK. Silvia joins from Capgemini Consulting where she was leading the business model transformation practice and was part of the consulting leadership team. Silvia has over 20 years’ experience in consumer goods and retail having worked with leading companies in the sector in the UK, Europe and across the globe.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Freshfields) has appointed partner Andrew Hart as its global head of dispute resolution. Sarah Parkes has been appointed as head of the London dispute resolution group to provide additional focus for the London practice group. Andrew, who has been a partner with Freshfields since 1997, has been a leader in the litigation field for many years, scoring notable trial successes for Deloitte, Rothschild and Deutsche Bank.
He has helped build up the US litigation team and previous leadership roles at the firm include a four-year stint as head of the global financial institutions group. Sarah has been a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution group since 2008 and specialises in financial services litigation, investigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings. Sarah also advises financial institutions and corporates on sanctions issues.