Latham & Watkins hits Clifford Chance for third private equity star

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  • 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.

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  • There are some good corporate partners as detailed above, but none of them are pure PE, Jonny Myers excepted. Th emighty are fallen.

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  • That text box at the end of the article looks like it should come with a "PAID ADVERTISEMENT" notice.

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  • Interestingly though Macfarlanes and Travers Smith manage to maintain a strong position in private equity.

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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.

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  • Kem is a top guy - good luck to him.

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