There’s nothing quite like a downturn for shaking things up a bit.
Ask any law firm consultant and they’ll tell you the current economic turbulence translates into a market chock full of opportunities.
The trio includes former Taylor Wessing partner Graham Wedlake, a partner who, on his fourth firm in four years, arguably personifies the rampant mobility in the market (Wedlake put in a short stint at Winston & Strawn after leaving Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in 2005).
So this time the merry go round has a distinctly leveraged finance flavour, a theme echoed by Berwin Leighton Paisner’s hire last month of Allen & Overy leveraged finance partner Andrew Bamber (see story).
Signs of an upturn? Or simply smaller firms seizing their chance?
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