Ashurst votes on White & Case partner hire

Ashurst is in advanced talks with White & Case restructuring partner Dan Hamilton, with the ­expectation that he will join the firm’s London office.

Ashurst’s partnership spent last week voting on the hire, with the ballot ­closing last Friday (7 August).

At White & Case ­Hamilton led the team that advised on the administration of Icelandic bank ­Baugur. Hamilton was instructed by PricewaterhouseCoopers administrators Tony Lomas and Zelf Hussain.

White & Case has ­suffered a number of ­defections in recent months.

Last week (6 August) TheLawyer.com reported that White & Case capital markets partner Tim Jeveons had quit the firm to join Greenberg Traurig Maher’s new London office.

Jeveons’ departure came just months after White & Case finance partner Rachel Hatfield left the firm after becoming disaffected with the US firm’s global strategy (The Lawyer, 27 March).