Milbank continues hiring spree with addition of Norton Rose litigator

Norton Rose is the latest firm to be raided by Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, with the US headquartered firm hiring financial disputes partner Charles Evans.

Milbank has made a series of lateral hires in recent months. In August The Lawyer revealed that Linklaters projects partner Clive Ransome was to join the firm (24 August 2012).

This followed the appointment of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer competition partner Nicholas Spearing in June (6 June 2012) and Linklaters corporate partner Mark Stamp in February (29 February 2012).

The hire comes just weeks after Norton Rose international arbitration head Joseph Tirado quit the firm to join Winston & Strawn, while fellow London disputes partner Steve Abraham left for Baker & McKenzie (28 September 2012 ).

Evans is a long-standing member of the Norton Rose litigation practice and sources said his exit would be a loss to the firm.

Norton Rose litigation head Deirdre Walker confirmed the exit, adding: “Partners Dorian Drew, Michael Godden, Paul Morris and Radford Goodman continue to lead our contentious financial institutions work.”

The firm recently appointed CMS Cameron McKenna regulatory and disputes head Liam O’Connell, who will join its insurance litigation practice (7 September 2012).

Milbank could not be reached for comment.