People and places w/e 22/7/05

Summit Partners has appointed Christian Strain to its London office as vice president.

Abingworth Management, the life sciences investment group, has appointed Tim Haines as a partner.

Further to the successful completion of the merger of Quester VCT plc with Quester VCT 2 plc and Quester VCT 3 plc, the directors of the company have announced changes to the board.

Mourant du Feu & Jeune has been named Offshore Law Firm of the Year for the second year running at The Lawyer Awards in London.

Michael Lacey-Solymar, who has been heading the mid-market Group at UBS Investment Bank, is to join Investec Investment Banking and Securities, the specialist investment bank, to lead its drive into mid cap advisory.

Alvarez & Marsal has appointed Altaf Kara as a managing director of Alvarez & Marsal Europe. He will be based in London, the firm’s European headquarters.