Latham appoints Moyle as London managing partner

US firm Latham & Watkins has appointed IT and outsourcing partner Andrew Moyle as its London managing partner.

Moyle replaces David Miles, who has been appointed to the firm’s executive committee. Moyle vowed to continue to build his successful IT team.

Moyle told The Lawyer: “In Latham, management is treated as a duty and not a privilege so I will be continuing my practice full bore.”

The appointment confirms a startling rise to the top for a partner who joined Latham in June 2003.

The firm’s chairman and managing partner Bob Dell was in London to consult partners last week about who should replace Miles. Moyle’s appointment was confirmed late on Friday.

“David Miles has built an extraordinarily successful office and I see my role as continuing that success,” said Moyle.