Morrison & Foerster

The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 29

    • UK 200 Position: 29
    • UK/global turnover: £15.9m/£420.7m
    • Global PEP: £614,000
    • UK/global RPL: £388,000/£416,000
    San Francisco’s Morrison & Foerster (Mofo) continues to grow in London despite the firm beginning 2006 with the loss of two partners – corporate partner Neil Foster and technology partner David Naylor, who both joined FFW.

    The losses followed a hiring spree in 2005, which included the capture of a corporate team from Weil and a technology and outsourcing team from Shaw Pittman.

    The firm bolstered its UK outsourcing practice further with the hire of Lawrence Graham partner Jon Edgell in mid-2006 and Ashurst partner Tim Coulter at the beginning of 2007.

    The corporate practice, meanwhile, moves from strength to strength, with partners James Gubbins and Paul Claydon securing a string of life sciences deals. MoFo also launched a limited trainee programme last year and started a structured finance practice with the hire of two former Freshfields partners at the beginning of 2007.