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Ropes & Gray picks up funds partner from Linklaters

Ropes & Gray has hired an investment funds partner from Linklaters to build its London practice. Tom Alabaster will move after spending three years at the magic circle firm, and will become the head of the EMEA funds practice at Ropes on his arrival. Prior to joining Linklaters Alabaster had spent time at Latham & […]

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Ropes’ private equity co-chair to leave the firm

Ropes & Gray private equity partner Phil Sanderson is to step down from the firm after more than five years. Phil Sanderson, who joined the US firm from Travers Smith in 2015, is officially retiring from the partnership tomorrow. He has been one of the three co-heads of the firm’s private equity practice since 2018.  […]

Goetz leaves Ropes after decade in charge

Ropes & Gray’s London co-managing partner Mike Goetz has retired from the firm after 10 years at the helm of the City’s office. Will Rosen, who was appointed co-managing partner of the office in January of 2018, will continue as sole managing partner for London, combining the role with his client work as a partner […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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