Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) environmental partner Louise Moore has quit the firm to rejoin Hogan Lovells.
The move was announced in an internal email this morning, informing partners that Moore will rejoin the London office in early 2014. She has been a partner with HSF since 2007, after joining Hogan Lovells as a trainee in 1990 and later becoming partner in the firm’s environmental, health & safety team.
Her practice focuses on M&A, private equity and major projects, with a sector focus on energy, particularly oil and gas, nuclear, natural resources and major infrastructure projects. Her clients include Chevron, BP and EDF.
Moore’s appointment follows a number of major lateral hires in Hogan Lovell’s London office in recent weeks.
These include Field Fisher Waterhouse’s (FFW) privacy and information group head Eduardo Ustaran, who is expected to serve an 18-month notice period which keeps him at FFW until May 2015 (10 October 2013), and SJ Berwin private equity partner Ed Harris (22 October 2013), who quit for the firm a year after the two firms advised Duke Street on a cash injection into the Parabis Group .
HSF did not comment at the time of writing.