Lateral hires

Ayesha Waheed

Latham exits continue as energy partner joins Morgan Lewis

Latham & Watkins partner Ayesha Waheed has left the firm after over a decade to join Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ London office. Waheed joined Latham in 2008 from Clifford Chance, where she had spent three years as a foreign lawyer in the banking and finance department of its Frankfurt office. She focused on project finance, […]

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A&O to lose fraud head to Milbank’s expanding City office

Milbank has made its second hire from Allen & Overy in 2019, recruiting the firm’s head of fraud to lead a new group in its City office. Mona Vaswani, who was also the firm’s former co-head of firm’s UK banking, finance and regulatory litigation practice, will join Milbank after spending 26 years at the magic […]

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Shearman City partner makes transatlantic move to Quinn

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has expanded its international arbitration team with the hire of a partner from Shearman & Sterling’s London office. Mark McNeill will be joining Quinn as a partner in its New York office. He has been at Shearman & Sterling for 12 years, initially in its Paris office and later moving […]

Goodwin builds on tech surge with new Orrick hire

Two months since it lured four partners from Taylor Wessing’s life sciences and technology team, Goodwin’s London office has secured another hire to the group from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Ali Ramadan, who will join the US firm’s office today, has advises on venture capital, cross-border M&A and private equity transactions for technology businesses. His clients […]

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Paul Hastings snatches Shearman team in São Paulo

Paul Hastings has hired two partners in its São Paulo office from rival US firm Shearman & Sterling. Corporate partner Jonathan Kellner and capital markets partner David Flechner will be joining Paul Hastings along with several members of their team, which will include of counsel Andrea Campos and associates Thomas Ayres, Diana Balassiano, Filipe Lima. […]

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Greenberg reels in new partner from Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood is to lose another partner to a US outfit in the City, over a month after it was revealed that corporate finance partner Warren Allan is leaving for Proskauer Rose. Aircraft and rail finance partner Graeme McLellan is to join Greenberg Traurig. McLellan has been a partner in Stephenson Harwood’s asset finance team since […]

Norton Rose Fulbright to lose seven insurance lawyers to DACB

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s insurance team has been hit once again, as seven lawyers exit for DAC Beachcroft. The group will follow former Norton Rose Fulbright partner Liam O’Connell, who left the firm in May to head DACB’s global insurance practice. He will be joined by fellow partner Kirsty Hick, who litigates on behalf of insurance […]

Akin Gump brings in fifth O’Melveny lawyer this year

O’Melveny & Myers have lost two lawyers in London today, as merger negotiations with Allen & Overy continue to provide uncertainty for those still at the US firm. Jonathan Blake, a senior funds consultant, and Karen Ireland, a finance and capital markets counsel, have resigned from the firm and are the most recent in a […]

Taylor Wessing rebuilds life sciences group with Fieldfisher hire

A month after the firm lost four life sciences and technology partners to Goodwin Procter, Taylor Wessing has started to reassemble its group with a new hire from Fieldfisher. Fieldfisher’s former life sciences and healthcare head Alison Dennis is to join Taylor Wessing after over a decade at Fieldfisher. As the head of the group, […]

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Cooley set to launch third international office of 2019

Cooley is expanding in Asia-Pacific after the hire of a Singapore-based partner from Gunderson Dettmer. Ferish Patel is joining Cooley’s fledgling office in Hong Kong but will help to pursue a Singapore launch for the US firm. Patel was head of Gunderson’s Singapore office, having joining the firm in 2015. Prior to Gunderson, he was […]

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White & Case adds further Latham clout in Milan

Eight years after re-launching its Milan office with a pair of partners from Latham & Watkins, White & Case has targeted its US rival again with two more lateral hires. Maria Cristina Storchi and Andrea Novarese, who have both been partners at Latham for more than 10 years, will join White & Case’s M&A and […]

Offices

Cooley reboots white-collar practice with new City hire

Cooley has secured its second lateral hire in London this year, as it looks to build out new white-collar capabilities both in the UK and internationally. The firm has recruited partner Tom Epps from the defence and government investigations group of Boston-born law firm Brown Rudnick. Epps has spent over six years in Brown Rudnick’s […]

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Paul Hastings snares transatlantic Hogan Lovells trio

Paul Hastings has targeted Hogan Lovells’ corporate department for the second time this year, bringing in a team of three that includes London head of private equity Ed Harris. Harris is joining alongside Hogan Lovells counsel Leanne Moezi in London, who will become a partner. Partner Adam Brown is also moving across from Northern Virginia […]

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Weil Gotshal rejuvenates banking team with Ashurst hire

Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired a new banking and finance partner from Ashurst to strengthen its City offering. Paul Stewart is to join the US firm from Ashurst’s banking practice. His work is mostly focused on domestic and international transactions, and he has particular expertise in leveraged acquisition finance, syndicated corporate debt and debt […]

Shard

Three partners to exit Greenberg’s London office

Two partners from Greenberg Traurig’s real estate group are leaving the firm for a rival US player, The Lawyer can reveal, while another member of its corporate team is also exiting for a new role. Real estate-focused private equity partner Tim Webb and colleague Emma Maher are to join K&L Gates, while corporate finance partner […]

Dentons

Orrick partner moves to Dentons after Moscow office closure

Dentons has brought in a new partner from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, following the closing of the US firm’s office in Moscow at the end of 2017. Corporate partner Konstantin Kroll is leaving London to join Dentons’ Moscow office. Kroll spent over six years at Orrick, having joined its Russian base in 2014 as a […]

City

Milbank adds first new City partner of 2019 from A&O

Six months after losing a partner to Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has up to Allen & Overy to boost its London leveraged finance and capital markets team. The US firm is bringing in Sarbajeet Nag, a senior associate in the London office of Allen & Overy (A&O), as […]

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White & Case loses third partner to Bakers this year

Baker McKenzie has picked up its third lateral partner from White & Case this year, in a move intended to further boost its City corporate and tax departments. Prabhu Narasimhan is moving to Bakers, having joined White & Case in 2008. He made partner at the firm in 2015, becoming a member of its tax […]

Paul Weiss ramps up NY corporate with Kirkland hire

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison is growing out its corporate team in New York, recruiting a partner from Kirkland & Ellis’ Manhattan office. Sarah Stasny is joining Paul Weiss, having started her legal career at Weil Gotshal & Manges in 2004. She made partner 10 years later and joined Kirkland in 2016. Stasny’s practice […]

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Reed Smith reboots its Paris IP offering with Dentons trio

Reed Smith is beefing up its Paris office with a new team hire, bringing in a three-lawyer group from Dentons. Dentons partner intellectual property partner Marianne Schaffner is joining Reed Smith’s IP, technology and data practice in Paris along with two associates. She spent over a year at Dentons, where she headed the intellectual property […]

Offices

Ex-Kirkland partner takes on funds role at Sidley Austin

Sidley Austin has rejuvenated its funds department with a new partner hire, following the exit of three of its members to Dechert in quick succession. The general counsel of Campbell Lutyens, Mateja Maher, is to join Sidley Austin’s investment funds group having moved in-house four years ago. Campbell Lutyens is a private equity advisory firm […]

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