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Tarlo Lyons IT partner Laetitia Muir has quit after just one year with the firm to join client Deutsche Bank.
The move comes at a crucial time for Tarlo Lyons, which will hope to benefit from Muir's defection at a time when the bank's IT advisers are in flux, following the departure of key adviser Andrew Moyle from Shaw Pittman to Latham & Watkins.
Deutsche Bank was a key client of Moyle, who recently quit the US firm to join the London office of Lathams. The Lawyer understands that Shaw Pittman continues to advise the bank, but Moyle will hope to maintain his relationship with such an important client. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer also advises the bank on IT issues.
Tarlo Lyons joint managing partner Kevin Barrow hopes that Muir's departure will consolidate the firm's relationship with Deutsche. "I wish her well. She's actively instructing us, mainly on IT outsourcing issues," he said.
Muir joins Deutsche Bank as legal counsel in the corporate purchasing department, which coordinates the bank's procurement, including the majority of its IT systems.
Muir joined Tarlo Lyons from Coudert Brothers just a year ago and has spent around half of the time working on secondment at the bank.