White & Case makes friends of foes

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There are a lot of partners leaving White & Case’s City office right now. Peter Epp upped sticks for Herbert Smith, Maurice Allen and Mike Goetz left for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Bird & Bird scooped Nipun Gupta.

It’s a bit of a shock for a firm that has grown so rapidly in the capital during the past few years – but with change comes opportunity. Last week we reported that Allen and Goetz were planning to strike up a referral relationship with their old mates at White & Case, which seems to be making thebest of a bad situation.

And this week it has emerged that White & Case and Bird & Bird are also expecting to strike up a referral relationship. At this rate the US firm may not have any partners, but it will be the best connected firm in the City.