Thomas Eggar boosts London corporate team with Manches hire

In a move to bolster its corporate presence in London, southeast firm Thomas Eggar has poached top Manches corporate partner Jean-Paul da Costa to head its City corporate/commercial team.
Da Costa has been a partner in Manches corporate and technology group since mid-2001, before which he was head of corporate and commercial at Piper Smith & Basham. He has also served as in-house counsel at Coopers & Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Da Costa’s appointment takes the number of partners in the corporate/commercial team to 16, seven of which are based in London.
The position has been created for da Costa, who starts today.