Kirkland launches second raid on Shearman

Kirkland & Ellis has made a second raid on the London office of Shearman & Sterling for a three-person litigation and arbitration team.

The second raid follows the arrival of Chris Colbridge, who joined Kirkland from Shearman in July to launch the Chicago firm’s standalone litigation and arbitration practice in London.

Rajinder Bassi joins Kirkland as a partner having been a senior assistant at her previous firm. At Shearman she represented multinational corporations and government entities in arbitration cases as well as advising clients involved in cross-border litigation.

Associates Laleh Hejazi and Harkiran Hothi have also joined Kirkland’s arbitration practice from Shearman.