Lateral hires

O’Melveny down to six partners in London after lawyer exit

O’Melveny & Myers has lost a third City partner in less than a month, with financial regulation lawyer Eve Ellis joining Ropes & Gray. Ellis, who specialises in financial services regulation, first started at O’Melveny in 2007 as counsel in its investment funds group. She has moved back and forth over the last twelve years, […]

Omega Poole

Mishcon hires new real estate finance partner from US firm

Mishcon de Reya has broadened its consultancy services offering with the hire of real estate special situations partner Omega Poole from Brown Rudnick. Poole will join Mishcon’s real estate finance group, where she will offer a new debt advisory service, assisting clients throughout real estate transactions, from sourcing of debt to completion. Between 2003 and […]

Stewarts adds firepower in tax disputes with partner hire

Stewarts has brought in three new lawyers, including one partner, to boost its tax litigation and investigations team. James Le Gallais has joined the firm as a partner from Peters & Peters. He already has significant instructions in commercial tax litigation, including the multi-million-pound action against funding company Ingenious Media. Le Gallais will bring expertise […]

Macfarlanes

Ropes restructuring partner resurfaces at Macfarlanes

Ropes & Gray restructuring partner Peter Baldwin has resurfaced with a new role at Macfarlanes, in what is the City stalwart’s third lateral hire this year. Baldwin left Ropes last year and will join Macfarlanes at the start of June, where he will focus on special situations and distressed transactions. He worked in Ropes from […]

Shard

Dechert tax partner leaves firm after just two years

Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie is switching over to another US firm in London, in a move that will reunite her with former colleagues from Kirkland & Ellis. Scobie, who left Kirkland for Dechert in 2017, is moving across to Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s London office, where she will work with Kirkland alumna Claire McDaid, […]

Charlotte Hill

Taylor Wessing plugs regulatory gap with Covington hire

Taylor Wessing has hired a Covington & Burling partner to lead its financial services and competition group, following the exit of previous head Jonathan Rogers to White & Case. Charlotte Hill will fill the seat left empty by Rogers, the firm’s former head of financial services regulatory. He left Taylor Wessing last November for the […]

Norton Rose

Norton Rose Fulbright reels in Hogan Lovells rail partner

Norton Rose Fulbright has snapped up Hogan Lovells‘ former co-head of rail and shipping, making him the firm’s second City partner hire in a week. Simon Gwynne focuses on asset finance and structured finance involving aircraft, rolling stock, telecoms equipment and shipping. He joined Hogan Lovells from Linklaters in May 2011, alongside the magic circle […]

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Second Akin Gump partner heads for Dechert

Dechert has brought in a second partner from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in as many weeks, following on from the recruitment of funds lawyer Thiha Tun at the end of last month. Akin Gump partner Sarah Smith will join Dechert’s finance practice. She leaves amid a boom in Akin Gump City figures, with […]

Andrzej Mikosz

K&L Gates’ Warsaw corporate team exit for Taylor Wessing

As many of the US firms look to pull out of the CEE region or shrink their practices, Taylor Wessing has taken the opposite approach with a team hire from K&L Gates’ Warsaw office. The UK-headquartered firm has hired partner Andrzej Mikosz in Poland, a corporate and capital markets lawyer who joined K&L Gates in […]

Clifford Chance fills infrastructure PE gap with OMERS hire

An alumnus of Clifford Chance‘s private equity group has rejoined the firm as a partner, plugging a gap left by Amy Mahon and Brendan Moylan who both left for US firms last year. Toby Parkinson is returning to the magic circle firm from Omers Infrastructure, where he was a director in its legal team. His […]

Proskauer City partner joins flood of global exits to Kirkland

Kirkland & Ellis has taken on a funds partner from Proskauer Rose’s London office, a day after securing a 20-strong team hire from its rival’s Los Angeles operations. Andrew Shore, who is making the move to the Gherkin, has been a partner in Proskauer’s fund team since 2017 when he was promoted. News of the […]

O’Melveny loses City funds duo to Akin Gump

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is hiring two funds partners from O’Melveny & Myers ahead of the latter firm’s proposed tie-up with Allen & Overy. The Lawyer can reveal that Aleksander Bakic and Daniel Quinn are joining Akin Gump as its first dedicated UK-qualified private equity funds partners in the City. Akin Gump currently […]

Eversheds targets telecoms with senior real estate hire

Eversheds Sutherland has made a timely hire one year on from the introduction of the new Telecoms Code, taking on Fladgate’s head of real estate litigation and telecommunications specialist Thekla Fellas. Fellas joins Eversheds on 1 April to build a team around her specialism in “Telecoms Code” disputes. Her appointment follows the controversial Electronic Communications […]

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DWF makes first post-IPO hire in real estate finance

DWF has made Dentons partner Brendan Slack the firm’s first lateral partner hire as a listed entity as it looks to capitalise on the momentum generated from Friday’s float. Banking and finance specialist Slack spent four years at his previous firm, having joined in March 2015 from legacy Speechly Bircham – now Charles Russell Speechlys […]

Thiha Tun

Akin funds partner resurfaces at Dechert

Funds partner Thiha Tun has left Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld for Dechert’s City office, the latest in a number of lateral hires for the firm. Tun is a former Bingham McCutchen partner, and was previously at Herbert Smith Freehills where he made partner in 2005. When Bingham was on the cusp of its […]

Mishcon recruits K&L Gates’ City competition head

K&L Gates has lost its London antitrust and regulation group head Neil Baylis to Mishcon de Reya, as the latter ramps up its lateral recruitment in the City for 2019. Baylis joined K&L Gates in 2002 after starting off his legal career at Clifford Chance. He then moved to Ashurst as an associate in 1996, […]

Aldgate

Paul Hastings targets infrastructure with key Hogan Lovells hire

US firms are ramping up their efforts to secure infrastructure talent in the City, with Paul Hastings the latest outfit to recruit a corporate partner with a focus on the energy and natural resources sector. The Lawyer can reveal that Hogan Lovells partner Steven Bryan is leaving Hogan Lovells for Paul Hastings’ City office. It […]

Amy Jacks, DLA Piper

Mayer Brown’s City hiring spree continues with DLA duo

DLA Piper’s global restructuring co-chair Michael Fiddy is joining Mayer Brown along with the firm’s UK head of restructuring Amy Jacks, The Lawyer can reveal. Fiddy is a DLA veteran of 24 years, making partner in 2002, while Jacks is a DLA lifer and Hot 100 alumna who made partner seven years ago and has made […]

PwC

Noerr snaps up five-strong team from PwC

German firm Noerr has snared a five-strong team of fee-earners in Prague from PwC Legal, including its local managing partner. Bořivoj Líbal, who led PwC Legal’s Prague office for more than three years, will lead Noerr’s Czech Republic outpost alongside current managing partner Barbara Kusak, who has spent her entire career at the German firm. […]

Dentons

BCLP loses its second real estate partner to Dentons

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has lost its second real estate partner in six months, with the departure of Bonnie Calnan to Dentons. Calnan was at legacy BLP for 13 years before its merger with Bryan Cave in 2018. She follows in the footsteps of real estate partner Deepa Deb, also a BCLP-lifer, who left […]

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Fieldfisher hits RPC with eight-strong team raid

Fieldfisher has snapped up an eight-strong construction and projects team from RPC as it seeks to broaden its real estate practice across the country. The team includes partners Dan Preston, who headed RPC’s construction and projects division and will have a similar role at Fieldfisher, and David Thorne. Preston, who joined RPC as a senior […]

Latham capital markets partner defects to Cooley

Cooley has hired a capital markets partner from Latham & Watkins to boost one of the office’s most profitable practice areas. The firm has recruited partner Claire Keast-Butler, marking Cooley’s second corporate hire globally from another US player in a matter of days. Keast-Butler has spent over fourteen years within the London capital markets practice […]

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