Ropes boosts London corporate with Jones Day hire

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  • Am I missing something here? Ropes talk a great game and yet have hired a bunch of young and mediocre (at best) partners. Looks like the London senior guys are acting like in house GCs ie telling everyone they want to recruit the best but really just hiring solid practitioners who won't threaten their hegemony in the London office....all very predictable

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  • At least they're finally hiring though, rather than just talking about it. Small acorns and all that, Simon.

    Ropes & Gray - it's rhyming slang for 'Here to Stay' anyway.
    eg. Do you reckon Fabregas is leaving in the summer? No mate, he's Ropes.

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  • Peter is a decent and competent fellow, but he is not one of the leading business developpers of his generation and could not accurately be described as a private equity lawyer. He and DLA salaried partne Kiran Sharma are not the first choices for Ropes, as they spent ages trying to entice two Linklaters partners last year. The combination of Maurice in London and some impressive US partners has created a formidable selling unit, but perhaps it is the junior lawyers who are more more open to persuasion, oh yes and cheaper to hire

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  • Ropes & Gray - it's also rhyming slang for 'nfw'

    It's a bit of a losing game that one in terms of firm marketing I would have thought.

    Anyway, good luck to Peter Baldwin, he is a good person and lawyer.

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  • Hey Jesper Olsen

    Arsenal are from North London, and thus not supported by Cockney villans from the East End, who would really only dream up this rhyming-slang were they cognisant of miniscule US satellite law firms, such as Ropes & Gray, which they are not. Hail hail!

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  • i think both hires are potentially very interesting. Okay, so they are not magic circle - so what! Lots of partners outside the top tier are very good partners and if Ropes provide the right platform and infrastructure for Peter and Kiran to develop then I think they will both do very well. Both good and likeable partners - well done Ropes.

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