There is no end in sight for the current round of UK heavy hitters jumping ship for US rivals, with Linklaters’ real estate M&A practice head Matthew Elliott becoming the latest departee.
As revealed by The Lawyer today, Elliot is joining Kirkland & Ellis, the firm that has contributed disproportionately to the current lateral hiring merry-go-round with both exits and entrances.
In contrast last October Kirkland saw its most recent London managing partner Graham White quit for Fried Frank (13 October 2014), a move followed two months later by debt finance partner Stephen Gillespie’s for Gibson Dunn (12 December 2014).
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