The New Year transfer window is well and truly open, and while laterals are nothing exceptional these days, it’s notable that Squire Sanders appears to have picked up in January where it left off in December in terms of its ongoing raid on DLA Piper.
If your New Year’s hangover has now receded (yes, we know you’re already dreaming of your summer holidays) then you might recall that the firm has been beefing up in the City of late.
Its latest hire is competition and regulatory lawyer Martin Rees, a cartel investigations and appeals specialist who joined DLA Piper in 1999 and was head of competition until 2002. Rees is the fifth competition partner to join Squire Sanders over the past year and the second in as many months from DLA Piper.
In December real estate partner Gary Paddison and associate Rachel Orton quit DLA Piper’s London office to join Squire Sanders, both as partners.
It’s starting to look a little leaky over there.
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