DLA bulks up in financial litigation with triple hire from LG

DLA Piper has hired a team of three financial litigation partners in London from LG.

LG London
LG London

Jeremy Andrews, Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry and James Curle will join DLA Piper’s specialist litigation team, which is part of the firm’s litigation and regulatory group.

All three new-joiners specialise in cross border disputes work, in particular in the fields of financial services, fraud and asset tracing, contentious trust work and natural resources. It is not yet known when the trio will move to DLA Piper.

Curle and Douglas-Henry joined LG in 2008 as part of a three-partner team from Dorsey & Whitney, stating that LG would give them greater flexibility to pursue litigation cases against banks. Litigation partner Thomas Ross who joined with them for Dorsey left LG in February to join K&L Gates.

Andrews began his career at Slaughter and May, joining LG as an associate in 2008 and making partner in 2010. Curle and Douglas-Henry also previously worked at Slaughter and May.

In a statement, DLA’s international group head for litigation and regulatory Steve Sly said: “We’re very positive about the prospects for the group and look forward to further developing our practice with them. The economic uncertainty and volatility we’re currently witnessing in many parts of the world has created an environment where it’s anticipated that the market for dispute resolution services is likely to continue to expand, particularly in international centres such as London.”