Winston & Strawn raids Shearman Paris

Winston & Strawn has raided Shearman & Sterling to bring the number of partners in its 10-year old Paris office to 13.

Robert Flanigan, formerly a European counsel at Shearman, joins Winston & Strawn as a partner in the corporate team. Flanigan specialises in international finance work, including capital markets, and is dual qualified in New York and Paris.

Corporate head John MacCarthy said Flanigan’s appointment was part of a strategic plan for growth in Europe.

In March Winston & Strawn lost two Paris-based employment partners to Hogan & Hartson.