Skadden scoops Weil’s McCahill for restructuring boost

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has turned to a US rival Weil Gotshal & Manges for a London restructuring hire, scooping partner Dominic McCahill.

McCahill, who advises on insolvencies and restructurings, joins London practice head Chris Mallon in Skadden’s corporate restructuring team as the practice’s second City partner. He also becomes one of 13 partners in the London corporate team, excluding capital markets lawyers.

He was part of a large Weil team advising global broker MF Global on its UK administration in the autumn (1 November 2011).

It is currently unclear whether McCahill is being joined by any associates in his move to Skadden. He is expected to join the US firm in the coming fortnight.

His hire follows the appointment of Macfarlanes funds partner Stephen Sims, who started at Skadden today (4 January) after resigning last year (21 September 2011).

Corporate partner Bruce Buck, who runs Skadden’s European offices, said in a statement: “Client demand exists for a larger restructuring capability, and Dominic’s skills and experience are a perfect match for our already well-established team.”