Eversheds boosts private equity department

Ian Richardson, who was head of corporate at Eversheds' Leeds office for 18 months, is relocating to London with two associates to shore up the two partner City private equity group.

He will also be responsible for building up the firm's private equity client base in its French and Dutch offices as well as being responsible to integrating the recently established alliance with Hong Kong firm Khattar Wong & Partners (The Lawyer, 24 July).