Clifford Chance Latham & Watkins Latham & Watkins hits Clifford Chance for third private equity star By Katy Dowell 18 February 2014 12:00 17 December 2015 11:49 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Legal Commentator 18 February 2014 at 12:36 The trickle of PE partners to US firms is now a steady flow and will continue unless the magic circle makes a big financial play to recruit and retain talent they will be steadily shut out of the high end PE deals market by the growing strength of L&W, K&E, Weil Gotshal, Hogan’s and others. Reply Link Gillibrand 18 February 2014 at 15:04 There are some good corporate partners as detailed above, but none of them is pure PE, Jonny Myers excepted. Th emighty are fallen. Reply Link Don Draper 18 February 2014 at 16:09 That text box at the end of the article looks like it should come with a “PAID ADVERTISEMENT” notice. Reply Link Anon 18 February 2014 at 17:52 Interestingly though Macfarlanes and Travers Smith manage to maintain a strong position in private equity. Reply Link Anonymous 19 February 2014 at 09:46 Don’t think money is the only reason. CC’s PE team has certainly seen far more departures in recent years compared with its city competitors. Signy, the entire funds team, Walker, Tom Evans, Kem plus quite a few star associates. Seems the team is under great leadership … Reply Link Legal Commentator 19 February 2014 at 10:46 Anonymous @9:46 – you’re right, it’s not. the reasons (US capability and so on) have been well covered in this paper. i was not suggesting it was all about money, only that the MC will have to put their hands in their pockets if they are going to staunch the flow. Reply Link Anonymous 19 February 2014 at 11:17 Kem is a top guy – good luck to him. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.