Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has seen its second partner exit in a week, losing financial regulatory partner Nick Bradbury to Allen & Overy (A&O).

Bradbury will join A&O’s non-contentious financial services regulatory practice in London.

He joined HSF as a partner in 2015 after a 12-year career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a senior associate.

Bradbury is the second HSF partner exit to be announced in a week after the departure of former UK and EMEA finance head Malcolm Hitching to Ropes & Gray.

Bradbury joins a team led by A&O London financial services regulation head Damian Carolan.

This year, A&O has been particularly active recruiting on the intellectual property side, hiring four partners from Simmons & Simmons’ City practice.