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Revolving doors: It’s one in, two out at Clyde & Co while DWF boosts practice in Dubai

Clyde & Co has appointed Mark Sutton as a senior equity partner in its professional financial disputes group. Sutton joined from national firm DAC Beachcroft where he was head of its global directors & officers and financial institutions group.

Going the other way, commodities trade finance partner Philip Prowse has left Clydes for Holman Fenwick Willan, having joined the firm back in 2011. His departure follows that of finance and insolvency specialist Terry Green who has also left the firm to join the London office of Chicago headquartered Katten Muchin Rosenman.

DWF has hired Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla arbitration head Gordon Blanke as a partner in the firm’s international commercial arbitration team. Based in DWF’s first international office in Dubai, which opened this year, Blanke has been lead counsel and arbitrator in a number of leading international cases under a wide range of UK and international rules of arbitration, as well as ad hoc cases and also holds rights of audience before the Dubai International Financial Centre courts.

Meanwhile in Paris, Gide Loyrette Nouel has hired Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira partner Nuria Bové to create an Iberian desk in the French capital. The Gide Cuatrecasas’ Iberian Desk will support Iberian and Latin American companies on their operations in France, as well as French clients on their operations in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. Both firms said the specialist team will naturally work alongside all of Gide’s other practice groups and international offices and was born out of a long-standing relationship between the French and Iberian firm, along with Chiomenti in Italy and Gleiss Lutz in Germany.

At the Bar, 11KBW has hired Julian Blake of 6KBW College Hill to add to its public law team. The chambers said the hire was in line with its strategy to consolidate and enhance three core areas of practice commercial, employment and public law.