Boutiques and breakups

It’s been all go in Paris over the past fortnight, with a seemingly endless flow of partner hires and moves. Which move is the most interesting is debatable.

Is it the decision of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Dominique Bompoint decision to go solo in search of “fun” and the ability to be both a transactional and contentious adviser? Or that of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ Laurent Faugérolas to quit law entirely and move to London?

Maybe you’re more intrigued by the destinations of Nixon Peabody’s Paris partners following the closure of the office? This week another pair found a home at Redlink and Fasken Martineau picked up employment partner Ludovic Roche.

But Fasken also said farewell to three partners, leaving for McDermott Will & Emery, and another to LMBE Avocats.

If you’re an avid magic circle follower, then your attention was probably caught by Linklaters’ loss of five capital markets lawyers to White & Case, or Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s hire of Gide Loyrette Nouel partner Erwan Le Douce-Bercot.

Whatever your particular moves fancy, Paris has had it all.