Stephenson Harwood has clinched the hire of Lawrence Graham (LG) energy and natural resources head Tom Nicholls in a boost for its City corporate practice.
Nicholls, a partner at LG since 2004, is one of the firm’s top AIM specialists, focusing on IPOs and secondary issues, as well as M&A.
The move follows a period of sustained partner recruitment by Stephenson Harwood in the past year across a range of practice areas in London. Last summer it brought Weil Gotshal & Manges London energy and renewables head Andrew McLean into its corporate team (13 July 2011).
Its equity partnership grew 19 per cent in the 2011/12 financial year amid the hiring spree (13 July 2012).
Both firms declined to comment other than to confirm Nicholls’ move. His start date is unconfirmed.