Geoffrey White, the
senior partner of Clifford Chance’s global asset finance practice,
is relocating from London to New York. White, who has been a
partner at the firm since 1979, will be charged with bolstering the
firm’s American asset finance practice.



Berwin Leighton Paisner has
appointed Russell
and Jamie Wiseman-Clarke as
partners in the firm’s asset finance team. Clifford specialises in
structured asset finance, particularly rolling stock financing
transactions; while Wiseman-Clarke is a transport finance
specialist. Both partners join from Allen & Overy.


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Derek Soper has
relaunched International Advisory Associates. Joining the team are
Adrian Leach
and Charles Taylor.
, who in recent years has worked at De Lage Landen and
the now-defunct online finance portal, has over 23
years of experience in the leasing and asset finance industry and
has been appointed director of strategy and vendor finance at IAA.
Taylor, meanwhile, has been appointed director of banking and
private equity. He previously worked at The Alta Group.

Mikko Laukas - 3 Step IT

Mikko Laukas has been
appointed country manager of 3 Step IT France. Laukas, who has over
20 years’ experience in the finance and leasing sector, will be
co-owner of the French company.



Financial and industrial group
Eurohold Bulgaria has announced that Simeon Metodiev Petkov
has resigned as director. Petkov has been replaced by
Asen Emanuilov
on the company’s management board. Asenov is also
chief executive of Avto Union Group, Eurohold’s automotive
division, and chairman of the board of directors of Eurolease Auto,
Eurohold’s car leasing business.



Ian Charik has joined
software provider Cassiopae as senior vice-president for asset
finance. Ian has worked in asset finance for over 30 years, and
most recently was a director at Copernicus, the UK software house.
His new responsibilities will include business development for
Cassiopae’s leasing software in the UK and US markets. Franck Jacovlev,
Cassiopae’s EMEA director of asset finance, said: “Ian’s
international and asset finance industry expertise will be an
invaluable asset to Cassiopae.”



The supervisory board of Deutsche
Leasing has chosen Kai
to succeed Hans-Michael Heitmüller
as chief executive officer of the company. Ostermann, who will take
over on 1 August, 2010, was appointed deputy-CEO “in preparation
for succession” in October 2008. He has been a board member since
2006, responsible for real estate leasing and structured finance,
banking and organisation.



UK rolling stock company Angel
Trains has announced a revised senior executive team following a
company restructuring in the summer. Malcolm Brown, formerly
MD, has been appointed as CEO, succeeding Rob Verrion.
George Lynn
has been promoted to CFO while Tim Dugher has been
appointed COO. Kevin
becomes commercial director.