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Latham & Watkins had a solid year, with 15 per cent growth in London. Growth of practices across the board necessitated the recruitment of a tax team, which Latham secured last year with the appointments of partners Sean Finn and Daniel Friel from Lovells.
The firm also reinforced its private equity and structured finance practices with a couple of strong hires. Partner Graeme Sloan joined from Maclay Murray & Spens with a strong mid-market private equity roster.
The firm completed its year’s recruitment with the hire of MBRM structured finance ace Mark Nicolaides. But it is not just at the top end that Latham is recruiting. The firm is starting to look more embedded in London after kicking off its UK trainee scheme last year.