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Ashurst’s former managing partner Justin Spendlove is joining the firm’s jilted US merger partner Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson.
Spendlove will join Fried Frank’s London office at the end of March. The US firm lost its only UK-qualified partner Christopher Kandel to Cadwalader in October 2002.
Spendlove was replaced as managing partner by young litigation partner Simon Bromwich in January.
Geoffrey Green, Ashurst's Senior Partner, said in a statement: "During his time with us, Justin has made a significant contribution to the firm, initially as head of our international finance department and then as managing partner. We wish him every success in the next stage of his career. "