Lateral hires

Dubai

Dechert’s former Dubai co-head moves to new firm in London

Dechert’s former Dubai co-managing partner Gavin Watson has left the firm for Pillsbury, where he will work as a partner in its London office. Watson has relocated from the Middle East to London, with a focus on cross-border corporate transactions in the oil and gas space. He joined Dechert in 2012 from defunct firm Dewey & […]

Exit sign

Fried Frank plugs finance gap with Milbank hire

Plugging a gap in its leveraged finance offering in the City, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has secured a new partner in London from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Neil Caddy has been a partner at Milbank for over six years, joining in 2012 from Mayer Brown. His practice focuses on leveraged financing and restructuring, […]

Luxembourg

Clifford Chance expands in Luxembourg with second hire in a month

Clifford Chance has ramped up recruitment efforts in Luxembourg with a second partner hire so far this year, taking on magic circle rival Linklaters’ funds partner Emmanuel-Frédéric Henrion this time. Henrion joins Clifford Chance as a partner in the investment funds practice in Luxembourg. This is the firm’s second lateral partner hire in the European […]

moves, lateral hires and exits

Further DWF defections as real estate finance duo leave firm

Partners continue to trickle out of DWF ahead of its proposed £1bn IPO, with the latest two leavers being snapped up by Fieldfisher. Iain Thomas and Christian Francis are to join Fieldfisher’s real estate finance practice. Thomas led the real estate practice at DWF, where he has been since 2014. He was previously a partner at […]

A&O partner takes top UK job at Deloitte Legal

Deloitte Legal has ended its nine-month long search for a leader of its new UK legal arm, with the appointment of a new managing partner from Allen & Overy. The role, which for months was believed to have targeted a general counsel, has by contrast fallen to A&O banking partner Michael Castle, who has spent […]

Exit sign

Jones Day hit with two exits from its project finance team

Two members of Jones Day’s project finance team have decamped from its London office, one of whom has resurfaced at Baker Botts. Nick Collins has joined Baker Botts’ growing London offering, while Myles Mantle’s next role has not yet been lined up, The Lawyer understands. Both left the US firm at the end of last year. Collins […]

Baker McKenzie

Rare loss for White & Case as Bakers hires capital markets duo

Baker McKenzie has taken on two new partners from White & Case’s London office, after a series of hires into its banking and finance teams last year. Capital markets partners Rob Mathews and David Becker will join Bakers’ corporate finance practice. Both partners, who specialise in high yield, were partners at US outfit White & Case for […]

barclays

Barclays incentives head decamps to magic circle firm

Barclays head of incentives law Andrew Patterson has joined magic circle firm Clifford Chance as a partner, having been with the bank for nearly nine years. The former Ashurst associate went in-house to Barclays incentives team in 2010 after spending over six years with the City firm, qualifying in 2006. Patterson joined the bank as […]

Luxembourg

Dechert makes strategic pre-Brexit hires in Dublin and Luxembourg

Dechert has started off 2019 with two partner additions, recruiting funds expertise into both its Dublin and Luxembourg office. The US firm has hired Maples & Calder’s Carol Widger as its new managing partner of Dublin, a financial services lawyer that advises companies on services to investment funds. She replaces Declan O’Sullivan in the role, […]

Norton Rose Fulbright pair leave for KPMG

KPMG is continuing its push into the legal market with the raid of two partners from Norton Rose Fulbright‘s international network. The hires include corporate tax partner Angela Savin, who has joined KPMG’s tax litigation and disputes team in London, and Sydney -based Zein El Hassan, who helmed the firm’s financial services risk advisory team in Australia […]

exit

Cooley’s City office attracts second Hogan Lovells partner in two years

Nearly two years after bringing in Hogan Lovells’ product liability head Rod Freeman, Cooley has hired another partner from the firm to boost its IP department. The West Coast US firm has recruited partner Charlie Winckworth, making him the firm’s first City lateral hire in nearly a year. Winckworth has spent his 14-year-long career at Hogan Lovells, […]

Luxembourg

Clifford Chance beefs up in Luxembourg with DLA hire

Clifford Chance has brought in its latest new recruit to its Luxembourg office, hiring DLA Piper’s local tax head Geoffrey Scardoni to the team. The move highlights the growing importance of Luxembourg as a hub for financial services companies and asset managers, particularly as the UK prepares to leave the European Union this March. In response to […]

Offices

Shearman jumps on infrastructure PE bandwagon with Bakers hires

Baker McKenzie infrastructure PE duo Tim Sheddick and Katie Hicks have joined Shearman & Sterling in London, the latest in a series of moves to US firms in this space. Sheddick has been with Bakers since 1999 and was made a partner in 2006. One of his key clients is Macquarie, which he advised in […]

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher hires from Orrick to boost energy practice

Orrick partner Matthew Williams is to join Fieldfisher, where he will co-head the firm’s energy and natural resources practice. Williams spent over three years at Orrick, where he co-headed the firm’s energy practice in Europe. He was previously a partner at Hogan Lovells, which he joined in 2011 following an in-house counsel stint at National […]

Hong Kong

Dentons adds Bird & Bird litigation team in Hong Kong

Dentons‘ Hong Kong office has hired a five-strong team from Bird & Bird to expand its litigation practice. The team joining Dentons is led by partner Richard Keady, who headed Birth & Bird’s international dispute resolution group in Asia Pacific, and consists of partner Robert Rhoda and three associates. Keady has spent the past 18 […]

Bates Wells lures Penningtons team to boost regulatory group

Penningtons Manches’ professional regulation team has moved over to Bates Wells (formerly Bates Wells Braithwaite) in a move that sees four lawyers switch over to the City firm. The team is led by partner Nicole Curtis, who was called to the Bar in 1992. She joined Penningtons in 2003 and became a partner in 2010, […]

Shard

Ropes real estate duo decamp for Greenberg Traurig

Ropes & Gray partners Partha Pal and Carol Hopper are to join Greenberg Traurig’s London office, The Lawyer can reveal, where they will join the firm’s real estate team. Pal spent three years at Ropes after a short stint at Chadbourne & Parke and sixteen years in the London, New York and Singapore offices of […]

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