DWF is to take a team from DLA Piper following the latter’s wide-reaching restructuring, with a three-person corporate team in Edinburgh resigning to join the expansive firm.
Dechert has recruited a duo of lawyers from Orrick Rambaud Martel, including partner Matthieu Grollemund, to boost its corporate team in Paris.
Paul Hastings’ London office has taken an advisory role for the corporate finance group behind a plan to distribute shares in RBS and Lloyds Banking Group to the public as part of the banks’ planned privatisations.
Allen & Overy (A&O), Ashurst, Debevoise & Plimpton and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom have advised on the sale of cinema operator Vue Entertainment
Linklaters and Kerman & Co are the big winners in the latest quarter’s rankings of law firms by number of listed clients, with the former’s FTSE 100 client count jumping by four to put it ahead of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.