Akin Gump loses senior partner

Top corporate transactional partner Keith Hughes specialises in US securities law, private equity and M&A transactions.

He set up Akin Gump's London office in 1997 and has been a senior partner in the office ever since. Moving with him is a four year qualified associate, Maherin Gangat, who has worked with him on a number of acquisitions for European clients.

The moves boost the Paul Hastings London office to 14 lawyers, half of whom are UK qualified