Lateral hires

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McDermott hires second City partner in a fortnight

McDermott Will & Emery has made a second London hire in a fortnight, this time from K&L Gates. Anthony Fine, previously at K&L Gates for six years, will make the move to McDermott’s City office. He had also spent nine years as a White & Case partner prior to joining K&L. Specialising in the infrastructure […]

paris

BCLP grabs two more partners from Paris boutique

The ever-expanding Paris office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has hired yet more lawyers from a boutique French firm, this time adding in employment and antitrust. The lawyers all join from Franklin; they are antitrust partner Julie Catala Marty, employment partner Claire Fougea and employment of counsel Marion Brière Ségala, who joins BCLP as […]

barrister bar bptc

King & Spalding loses QC to Wilberforce

Wilberforce Chambers has secured the services of a high-profile silk from private practice, with Stuart Isaacs QC joining the set from King & Spalding. After a five-year stint as a partner in the global disputes team at King & Spalding, the commercial specialist will now resume his practice at the Bar. Isaacs is the second […]

Forsters real estate

Forsters lures 10-lawyer real estate team from Orrick

A ten-lawyer real estate team, led by partner Anne O’Neill, is to leave Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe’s London office for West End firm Forsters. O’Neill joined Orrick in 2005 from the now-dissolved Coudert Brothers, and was one of eight of its London partners to move in one go. She led Orrick’s UK real estate practice […]

Exit sign

DLA bulks up in restructuring with Paul Hastings hire

DLA Piper has hired one of Paul Hastings’ restructuring partners to bolster its offering in the City. David Manson will jump ship to DLA after just over two years at Paul Hastings, which he joined in 2017 from White & Case. He was a senior associate at White & Case from 2006 to 2012 and […]

Singapore

Gowling WLG’s Singapore ally chief decamps with entire IP team to CMS

The founder and managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Singapore association firm JurisAsia, Sheena Jacob, has left for CMS with her entire IP team. The move comes three years after the Singaporean IP boutique entered into an exclusive association with Gowling WLG. JurisAsia was launched by former Tan Rajah & Cheah IP partner Sheena Jacob, who is […]

Offices

Addleshaws recruits second finance partner from McDermott

A partner from McDermott Will & Emery’s finance practice has left the firm after 18 months for Addleshaw Goddard. Rachel Kelly, who specialises in structured finance and debt capital markets, moves to Addleshaws with fellow lawyer Kerry Pettigrew, who joins Addleshaws as a legal director. Kelly was one of the first partners to depart the […]

Covington replenishes competition ranks with BCLP hire

Covington & Burling has made its first London lateral hire in two years, bringing in a new partner from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to boost its competition capabilities in the City. James Marshall joins the Washington DC-based firm after more than 10 years at BCLP, having spent nine of those years at Berwin Leighton Paisner […]

Reed Smith finance partner to exit for US rival

McDermott Will & Emery has hired a finance partner from Reed Smith, the latest in a string of senior laterals to join over the past few months. The US firm has taken on longtime Reed Smith London partner Ranajoy Basu. The finance lawyer has spent over seven years in the City outfit of the US […]

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher loses white-collar partner to US firm

Fieldfisher has lost another female partner, this time from its white collar practice, following a spate of similar exits in the past few months. Partner and barrister Francesca Titus is set to join the London office of US outfit McGuireWoods. Titus spent four years at Fieldfisher, where she focused on corporate criminal law, investigations and […]

Exit sign

Signature partner reunites with HSF colleague for new venture

Signature Litigation partner Simon Bushell is leaving the boutique after three years, having joined in 2017 from Latham & Watkins. Bushell was also at Latham for three years and previously headed the US firm’s London litigation practice. He has set up a new firm called Seladore Legal, alongside Gareth Keillor, a former of counsel at […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

Orrick raids WFW for four-strong energy team

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired a four-partner team from Watson Farley & Williams, as it continues apace with a spate of lateral hires. The partners at the centre of the hire are Evan Stergoulis, Simon Alsey, Ravinder Sandhu and Simon Folley. They will join in early April, with Stergoulis becoming co-head of the US […]

Susannah Macknay, Slaughter and May

Slaughters corporate partner gears up for Australia move

Slaughter and May has suffered a rare loss as one of its corporate team prepares to move back to Australia. Susannah Macknay, named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2018, has left the firm for Sydney headquartered Gilbert and Tobin. Australian-born Macknay joined the firm in 2007 and made partner in 2014. Macknay was listed in […]

Shard

Greenberg reignites London restructuring with senior Bakers hire

Greenberg Traurig has targeted Baker McKenzie for its latest hire, as the US firm hams up its London recruitment drive. Ian Jack, co-head of Bakers’ global restructuring & insolvency group is the latest lawyer to be lured to Greenberg’s HQ in The Shard. He has spent over 23 years at Bakers, making partner in 1998 […]

Sydney

Two more Clifford Chance partners exit for rival firms in Sydney

Two corporate partners have left Clifford Chance to join rival firms in Sydney, leaving the magic circle firm with 11 partners in Australia. Clifford Chance corporate partners Lance Sacks and Richard Graham have resigned from the firm and will join Baker McKenzie and Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) as partners respectively. Both Sacks and Graham […]

Akin Gump makes first lateral hire of 2020 from Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is to lose one of its leverage finance partners to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Amy Kennedy has been at Gibson since 2015, and is one of three lawyers that the firm has promoted in the last eight years in the City (in 2017). Akin will be the fourth US […]

Madalina Dumitrescu

Mishcon adds second private client partner in three months

After recently losing two of its disputes partners to Greenberg Traurig, Mishcon de Reya has replenished its member headcount with a new hire from Constantine Cannon. Having also been a partner at Withers from 2010 to 2017, Madalina Dumitrescu now joins the silver circle outfit where she will continue to serve ultra high-net worth individuals, international […]

Auditor scrutiny sees Eversheds hire new partner to investigations group

Eversheds Sutherland has brought in a former Clifford Chance partner that has acted on some of the largest corporate scandals of the 2000s. The firm has hired insurance expert Kari McCormick, who most recently spent almost nine years at Burges Salmon after an equally long stint at Clifford Chance, which she joined in 2000 and left […]

Scalpel

MoFo recruits from the Big Four in latest partner addition

As an increasing number of firms look to boost their tax ranks in the City, Morrison & Foerster has brought in a Kirkland & Ellis-trained partner to boost its group. In May, the US firm will take on EY partner Sophie Allen, who spent six years at the Big Four accountancy firm and was previously […]

New York

Freshfields continues New York hiring spree with Latham recruit

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has added an employee benefits partner in New York from Latham & Watkins, following on from the magic circle firm’s recruitment of a Cleary quartet last year. Lori Goodman will make the jump from the US to magic circle firm, becoming a partner in its US executive compensation and employee benefits practice, […]

Marco Boldini

Orrick lures third PwC lawyer in less than two months

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has brought in PwC Legal‘s head of financial services, one month after the US firm raided a pair of senior lawyers from the Big Four accountant to spearhead the launch of a cybersecurity practice. The US firm has cast its eyes on Marco Boldini, who has led the financial services regulatory […]

Addleshaws

Addleshaws ramps up lateral recruitment with TMT hire

Addleshaw Goddard has hired a data protection partner from Lewis Silkin, the latest in a spate of laterals to bolster its City headquarters. This time the firm has attracted Lewis Silkin partner Nathalie Moreno. She has spent four years as a technology, privacy and cybersecurity partner at the UK firm, where she has specialised on […]

Senior Cuatrecasas lawyer decamps to join Spanish government

One of Cuatrecasas’ most famous lawyers has been hired by the Spanish government, after more than 20 years at the firm. Cani Fernández will join the executive as an adviser to the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and will work closely with the team led by his chief of staff, Iván Redondo, as of next […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

DLA Piper partner moves back to Greenberg after 18 months

Greenberg Traurig has reeled back tax partner Clive Jones, just a year and a half after he left for DLA Piper. Jones returns to Greenberg after first joining in 2016, as part of the diaspora from King & Wood Mallesons’ (KWM) UK collapse. He opted to move to Greenberg as part of a six partner team, […]

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