Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has hired Addleshaw Goddard head of civil fraud and litigation star Mark Hastings.

Hastings was appointed to lead the fraud group in 2014, having originally trained at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Recent high-profile mandates include leading a number of cases for Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky including defending a $6bn commercial court claim against Roman Abramovich. The case is understood to have resulted in a large success fee for Addleshaws, significantly bolstering its 2015/16 financial results.

Quinn Emanuel London co-managing partner Richard East said: “Mark is exactly the sort of young and hungry litigator we need to help us take this practice in London to the next level.”

Quinn Emanuel managing partner John Quinn said: “Mark’s civil fraud and commercial litigation practice brings another new dimension to our practice in London. His drive, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial flair will be a big asset for our entire London practice.”

Mark Hastings is Quinn’s seventh lateral hire in London this year, having also hired Macfarlanes head of financial services David Berman in September; Herbert Smith Freehills partner James Bremen to launch a construction disputes group; DLA Piper City competition head Kate Vernon; DLA Russian litigation partner Nick Marsh; Clyde & Co litigator Paul Friedman; and Covington & Burling white-collar and corporate investigations partner Robert Amaee.

On Tuesday (6 December) it emerged Addleshaws had boosted its real estate practice, hiring King & Wood Mallesons former UK, Europe and Middle East managing partner William Boss.