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The world’s first lab-grown burger has been cooked and eaten at a news conference in London. Yum. Perhaps in the year 3000 scientists will be busy cloning people, something the London office of Kirkland & Ellis is almost certainly pondering this week as it watches its second partner in a month walk out the door to a US rival.
OK, so maybe cloning top talent probably isn’t on Kirkland’s to-do list quite yet. But you get the picture. It’s unusual for Kirkland & Ellis to lose partners to rival US firms in London, so two in a month has got our attention.
Yesterday private equity partner Ross Allardice, who has been with Kirkland since 2004, joined the London office of White & Case, weeks after Kirkland lost restructuring partner Graham Lane to Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Perhaps these were offers the pair couldn’t refuse. Lane, for example, will be launching a restructuring practice in London for Willkie after the co-chair of its restructuring department visited the UK a whopping 15 times to find the one.