MoFo raids Weil Gotshal for corporate stars

Morrison & Foerster has raided the London office of US rival Weil Gotshal & Manges for two corporate partners.

Paul Claydon and James Gubbins join MoFo as partners, with Claydon taking the role of head of the corporate group in London.

The recruitment of the Weil Gotshal pair follows MoFo’s November raid on Shaw Pittman, which saw Alistair Maughan, David Skinner and Andrew Smith join the West Coast firm.

MoFo’s London managing partner Kristian Wiggert said that the pair’s life sciences client base was particularly attractive.