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Revolving Doors: Addleshaws hires in London as Weil, Bakers and Dentons make international appointments

Addleshaw Goddard boosted its London practice with another hire last week as Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Baker & McKenzie, Dentons and Withers all boosted their platforms.

Jonathan Fletcher Rogers will join Addleshaw Goddard’s London office from specialist employment and incentives firm Abbiss Cadres on December 12. Fletcher Rogers has previously spent over 10 years in the share incentives practice at Allen & Overy.

Weil has picked up Simpson Thacher & Bartlett competition heavyweight Kevin Arquit in New York. The former Clifford Chance (CC) partner, US Federal Trade Commission general counsel and its director of Bureau of Competition will join Weil as its co-head of antitrust and competition, working alongside former CC colleague Steven Newborn.

Baker & McKenzie has also bulked up its New York offering, adding M&A partner Arman Kuyumjian. With his experience representing healthcare and pharmaceutical companies in M&A transactions, Kuyumjian will also become a member of the firm’s healthcare industry group, providing support for cross-border transactions. He joins the firm from Haynes and Boone and was previously a corporate lawyer for Weil.

Dentons has appointed John Dick who will join its Singapore offering in its energy, resources and infrastructure practice. Moving from Ernst & Young (EY), Dick has a broad practice advising on projects pertaining to oil and gas, mining, power and infrastructure. Prior to joining EY, Dick helped set up and run offices for legacy Freehills in Vietnam and Singapore.

Withers also added corporate partner Farhana Siddiqui to its Singapore alliance. She joins the firm from Drew & Napier. Siddiqui has a particular focus on private equity, private capital and family office fund transactions advising family-owned businesses, SMEs and investors from across South East Asia.