Hogan Lovells has hired Norton Rose Fulbright competition partner Mark Jones in a move that marks the London office’s fourth senior partner hire in just over a month.
In recent weeks the firm’s London base has picked up SJ Berwin private equity partner Ed Harris (22 October 2013), Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) environmental partner Louise Moore (5 November 2013) and Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) privacy and information group head Eduardo Ustaran (10 October 2013).
However each partner will start their new roles at different points, with Jones to join in the new year and Ustaran expected to serve an 18-month notice period which keeps him at FFW until May 2015.
Jones has been a partner with legacy Norton Rose for over 10 years, becoming part of its firmwide supervisory board after it merged with US firm Fulbright & Jaworski in June (2 June 2013). He is joining Hogan Lovells’ antitrust, competiton and economic regulation practice as a partner and will not be joining with any associates.
His exit comes as former Norton Rose Fulbright Beijing head and long-serving real estate partner Peter Burrows joins newly established Beijing firm DaHui Lawyers (7 November 2013).
Norton Rose Fulbright competition head Martin Coleman said in a statement: “After 20 years at the firm, we can understand that Mark is leaving for a fresh challenge. He has been a great colleague personally and we would like to thank him for his contribution to the firm.”