Charles Key has been appointed the position of general counsel of the Memphis, Tennessee-based UT Medical group.
Corporate tax specialist Johannes Frey has joined the Frankfurt office of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Allen & Overy LLP has welcomed finance expert Kent Rowey as a partner in its New York office.
Top competition lawyer Cristoforo Osti, has joined Chiomenti Studio Legale after 10 years with Clifford Chance where he headed the Italian antitrust team that he helped to launch in 1999.
Herbert Smith Freehills was launched on 1 October establishing a global firm of 2,800 lawyers in 20 offices; the world’s eighth largest law firm based on total lawyer numbers.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation has appointed James Webb as senior vice president and general counsel in Oklahoma City, taking over from Henry Hood who has held the role since 1997.
Independent energy company Magellan Petroleum Corporation has appointed Mark Brannum as its new vice president, general counsel and secretary based in Denver.
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