Emmerson quits Freshfields for Milbank

In a move that will shock London’s magic circle, leading corporate partner Tim Emmerson is leaving Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.
Emmerson, who has practised at Freshfields for 11 years, will become Milbank’s first UK qualified corporate partner in London when he joins the firm in April.
The surprise announcement marks the first time in five years that a US firm has scored a high ranking, magic circle corporate partner since Mike Francies left Clifford Chance for Weil Gotshal & Manges in 1998.