Lawyer Monthly - November 2022

Lawyer Moves RECENTAPPOINTMENTS FROMACROSS THEGLOBE Global law firm Jones Day has announced that 45 new lawyers will be admitted to its partnership as of 1 January 2023. Stephen J Brogan, Managing Partner at Jones Day, lauded the newcomers’ arrival. "The promotion of these new partners reflects Jones Day's ongoing commitment to developing and advancing lawyers throughout the world who have achieved the highest levels of professional accomplishment and who are devoted to advancing and protecting the interests of our clients and the institutional values of the firm," he said in a statement. The new partners are drawn from a range of Jones Day offices, rising from either associate or ‘of counsel’ positions. New partners’ practice areas include tax, labour and employment, government regulation, business and tort litigation, antitrust and competition law, financial markets, M&A, insurance recovery, intellectual property, global disputes, business restructuring and reorganisation, securities litigation and SEC enforcement. In all, Jones Day counts more than 2,400 lawyers among its global staff, spread across 42 offices on five continents. The bulk of the new appointees are US-based, located in the firm’s offices in Washington, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Dallas, among others. There are also various overseas appointees based in the firm’s London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Amsterdam and Beijing offices. The full list of appointees can be viewed on the Jones Day website. UK-based national firm Irwin Mitchell has expanded its Planning and Environment department with the appointment of Pamela Chesterman as a partner. Chesterman’s appointment brings the Irwin Mitchell P&E team to 13 members, having already been strengthened this year through the recruitment of senior associates Jill Crawford and Tracy Lovejoy, respectively specialising in environment and planning. Victoria Tague also joined as a planning associate in Manchester. Chesterman joins Irwin Mitchell from Brabners, where she served as Legal Director and Head of Planning. Prior to this, she had been Head of Planning at Prosperity Law. She boasts experience across a broad swathe of environmental and planning law, with a particular emphasis on the development sector, having advised on housing and commercial-led development in addition to local government issues. “Pamela will play an important part in helping us to fulfil Irwin Mitchell’s ambition to provide first-class advice to clients,” said Director of Property Legal Services Adrian Barlow in a statement. “She comes with great hands-on experience, especially her in-depth knowledge of both local government and the development sector and will be a great asset to the P&E practice and the wider property department.” The P&E team forms part of Irwin Mitchell’s Property Division. With the recruitment of Chesterman, the Division now numbers 28 partners and over 150 total lawyers. International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced the appointment of Martha Grekos to its Real Estate team in London as a planning partner. Grekos brings more than two decades of experience in delivering complex, large and politically sensitive infrastructure, development and regeneration schemes. She also boasts expertise in strategic planning, land assembly, infrastructure planning, town and country planning, policy, and regulation. Prior to the announcement, Grekos had been acting as an independent planning consultant and barrister since 2019. Prior to this she was partner and Head of Planning at Howard Kennedy. “Martha is one of the UK’s foremost planning lawyers with a proven track record,” said Robert Lee, DAC Beachcroft’s Head of Real Estate. “She has advised on high profile projects in London and nationally, including High Speed 2, Crossrail, the Walkie Talkie, and the regeneration of Elephant & Castle. Her strong commercial real estate focus will complement our well-established residential practice and enable us to broaden the planning advice we provide our clients and further raise the profile of our commercial real estate practice.” Jones Day Appoints 45 New Partners Irwin Mitchell Bolsters Planning and Environment Team DAC Beachcroft Adds New Planning Partner Europe Jones Day London, United Kingdom DAC Beachcroft Manchester, United Kingdom Irwin Mitchell 8 LAWYERMONTHLYNOVEMBER 2022

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