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Atlanta-based firm King & Spalding has beefed up its London office with the addition of a partner and a counsel.
Energy partner Jonathan Martin joins from Watson Farley & Williams where he played a prominent role in the international corporate group.
His departure follows Watson Farley’s failed merger with Fulbright’s US rival Chadbourne & Parke last year.
Meanwhile, Peter Bowring, a cross-border project and acquisition finance specialist, joins the firm as counsel from US energy specialist Vinson & Elkins.
The managing partner of the King & Spalding’s London office John Keffer said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Jonathan and Peter to King & Spalding. These talented lawyers bring special skills to the firm that will add greatly to our ability to provide superior service to our clients.”
The new arrivals boost the number of lawyers in King & Spalding’s London office to 27, eight of whom are partners.
Watson Farley managing partner Michael Greville wished Martin good luck. Vinson were unavailable for comment.