A place in the sun

 A couple of weeks back, Latham & Watkins got itself a brand new Riyadh base filled with White & Case refugees, including former Saudi head Mohammed Al-Sheikh (see story).

 So it is that Salans has managed to lure seven lawyers over from Mayer Brown to start up an all-singing, all-dancing Brussels office (see story).

 And it’s not the first time that partner Edward Borovikov and his faithful lieutenants have collectively upped sticks; they all moved to Mayer Brown from Hammonds just three short years ago.

 Salans says it wants to add more partners in Brussels so the merry-go-round is set to continue.

 Of course, we should be grateful for all this wanderlust. If everyone was like Slaughter and May you’d start seeing dole queues clogged with desperate legal recruiters and, as unemployment continues to rise, that’s the last thing we need.

 Also on TheLawyer.com: One partner who can claim a long-service medal heads East; legal outsourcer nabs in-houser; and the inside track on A&O’s move Down Under.