UBS has hired a new general counsel; Markus Diethelm is set to join the investment bank in Switzerland later this year.
Bennett Jones LLP has strengthened its competition and investment practice with the appointment of Dany Assaf as a partner in its Toronto office.
Calpine Corporation has appointed Thaddeus Miller to the position of executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary in Houston, Texas and San Jose, California.
Mark Blanksby has joined the Dubai office of Clyde & Co LLP as a partner from Pinsent Masons LLP.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP has expanded its presence in Asia with a newly formed Asia strategic capital and finance group in Singapore, headed by finance and restructuring partner Bertie Mehigan.
Goodwin Procter LLP announced a high-level hire for its intellectual property and litigation practice in New York; on 4 August 2008, Parker Bagley joined from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP.
Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP has appointed Brian Starer as a partner in its New York office.
UK consumer and competition authority the Office of Fair Trading has announced that Frances Barr has become its new general counsel based in London. The appointment comes after former general counsel Brian McHenry stepped down in May this year.
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