Lateral hires

Mishcon disputes partner exits for Stephenson Harwood

Mishcon de Reya has lost a member of its disputes team to Stephenson Harwood, in what is the City firm’s second departure this week. The departure of financial disputes partner Genevieve Quierin follows on from that of Ben Giaretta, who this week joined Fox Williams. Quierin has spent more than three years at Mishcon, where […]

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Shearman hires Freshfields veteran for strategic help

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s ex-corporate chief Simon Marchant is joining Shearman & Sterling as a senior adviser on firm and client strategy. Marchant joins Shearman after two years away from the magic circle firm, which he retired from in 2018. This is his second strategic gig at a law firm, travelling out to Australia over 2018/19 […]

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Addleshaws hires Dragon Oil GC as part of energy drive

Addleshaw Goddard has added a new energy partner as part of its push to double its energy revenue and internationalise the practice. Dragon Oil’s former general counsel Paul Jones joins Addleshaws in its infrastructure, projects and energy (IPE) practice. Jones relocates to the firm’s London office, having served a year as GC for Dragon Oil in […]

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Gibson Dunn corporate partner exits for Baker Botts

Baker Botts has brought in Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Nigel Stacey to its corporate team, as it seeks to expand its M&A practice in the City. Stacey was one of several corporate partners to defect from Ashurst to Gibson Dunn in 2014, coming just after Jonathan Earle, and ahead of Charlie Geffen and Mark […]

Dublin

Dentons targets more local firms for delayed Dublin launch

Dentons has opened its doors in Dublin, after postponing the launch over the summer as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The firm had planned on opening in Q2, having announced its intentions at the start of the year. Initially the firm hired three partners to kickstart operations; Eavan Saunders and Peter O’Brien from William […]

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Addleshaws invests in employment team with Eversheds hire

Addleshaw Goddard has brought in a new partner to lead its Manchester employment practice, as it continues apace with a streak of laterals. Partner Mike Burns joins the firm from Eversheds Sutherland, where he was a partner in the human resources practice group for six years. Before Eversheds, Burns spent five years at DLA Piper […]

Washington DC

Crowell to add Squires’ Washington team ahead of Doha move

Crowell & Moring is to launch a second raid on Squire Patton Boggs, bringing over a four-lawyer team in Washington. Having poached a nine-lawyer team in Doha, Crowell is also set to add three more partners from Squires; litigation partner Michael Guiffré, infrastructure partner Robert Hager, and construction and commercial disputes partner Meagan Bachman. A senior […]

Hong Kong

Stephenson Harwood partner duo launch Hong Kong litigation boutique

Stephenson Harwood’s former Hong Kong senior partner has launched a new litigation-focused boutique, alongside two other lawyers from the UK firm’s office in the region. The new firm M B Kemp has been established by veteran litigation partners Malcolm Kemp and Yeeling Wan. Kemp was previously the senior partner of Stephenson Harwood’s Hong Kong office […]

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Squires set to close office in Qatar

Squire Patton Boggs is to close its office in Doha, with its team set to be joining a rival US firm. The Lawyer understands that Crowell & Moring is to bring over the whole of the Doha office of nine lawyers. Crowell declined to comment. Squire Patton Boggs’ Doha office is headed by managing partner […]

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Cooley boosts Brussels office with DLA lateral

Cooley has made its first lateral hire in Continental Europe since the opening of its Brussels office in 2019. The firm has taken on DLA Piper Brussels-based partner Patrick Van Eecke, who was global co-head of cybersecurity and data protection at the rival firm. He will complement Cooley’s Brussels practice, which focuses on competition and […]

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Mayer Brown brings in K&L Gates restructuring partner

Mayer Brown is beefing up its restructuring practice with a new lateral from K&L Gates. The London office of the US firm has targeted the rival by bringing in restructuring partner Barry Cosgrave, who will spend time between the City and the firm’s Dubai office. He spent over four years at K&L Gates, where he […]

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Shearman tops up City finance team with Latham hire

Shearman & Sterling has replenished its London partner headcount, with the arrival of a new hire from Latham & Watkins’ Hong Kong office. Shearman has added Latham leveraged finance partner Gary Hamp to its team in the City. Hamp will relocate from Latham in Hong Kong, having been based out there for over a decade. […]

Greenberg continues to build out City restructuring with new partner hire

Greenberg Traurig has brought in another partner from a US rival to revivify its City restructuring practice. Corporate trusts specialist Helena Nathanson joins the firm after a stint as joint head of banking at Dorsey & Whitney. She was previously head of the European corporate trust group at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, leaving in January […]

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Paul Hastings adds second lateral in a week with Ashurst hire

Paul Hastings is continuing apace with a streak of lateral hires, this time bringing in an infrastructure partner from Ashurst. Energy and infrastructure partner Derwin Jenkinson will be part of the firm’s finance practice, joining a number of other former Ashurst colleagues. Michael Smith, Diala Minott and Cameron Saylor all made the same move in […]

Shearman finance partner leaves for Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings has targeted Shearman & Sterling in London for the second time this year, hiring a partner from its finance practice. Shearman partner Peter Hayes is joining Paul Hastings, having spent more than twenty years at the firm. Hayes focused on loans, acquisitions and leveraged finance matters and restructuring work. His clientele includes PE […]

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Gibson Dunn partner resurfaces at DLA Piper

DLA Piper has hired former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Jonathan Earle, the firm’s second corporate hire in a matter of weeks. Earle left Gibson Dunn in January after more than five years at the US firm. He starts in September, with a focus on M&A across public takeovers and capital markets developed during his […]

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DLA Piper recruits Mayer Brown insurance veteran

DLA Piper has recruited long-standing Mayer Brown partner Jane Childs to its insurance and reinsurance disputes team. Childs, who was at Mayer Brown for 17 years and has been a partner since 2006, will head up DLA’s international team focused on financial lines insurance disputes. It sits within the firm’s wider insurance and reinsurance disputes […]

Fladgate finalises redundancy consultation with 19 roles cut

Fladgate has made 19 roles redundant as part of wider measures to weather the economic disruption of the Covid-19 crisis. Following a consultation that began earlier in the summer, the firm confirmed that 19 employees across the business have been made redundant. In March partners took a cut to their drawings graded according to the […]

Kirkland corporate partner exits for HSF

Herbert Smith Freehills has restated its ambitions to grow its private equity team in the City, by hiring a partner from Kirkland & Ellis’ City team. David D’Souza joins Herbert Smith as its second corporate hire in just over a month. He has been a partner at Kirkland & Ellis since July 2018, having spent […]

Hong Kong

Orrick Hong Kong chief joins K&L Gates as office closes

Five funds and corporate lawyers have joined K&L Gates’ Hong Kong office as Orrick’s Hong Kong base shuts its doors. The team moving to K&L Gates is led by Orrick Hong Kong funds partners Sook Young Yeu and Scott Peterman. Of counsel William Ho has also joined K&L Gates as a partner, along with two […]

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Simpson Thacher targets Gibson Dunn for City M&A hire

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has poached private equity partner James Howe from Gibson Dunn. Howe, who focuses on cross-border leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, joins Simpson Thacher’s London M&A practice after four years as a partner at Gibson Dunn. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn he was a partner at Proskauer Rose.  […]

Orrick’s former London head takes up new role

Orrick’s former London managing partner Kolvin Stone has moved back to Fox Williams, a firm that he left nearly a decade ago. Stone, who also led the European branch of Orrick’s cybersecurity and data privacy group, worked at Fox Williams between 1999 and 2010, at which point he left for the US firm. As well […]

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Latham goes in-house for latest infrastructure hire

Building on previous hires in the infrastructure space, Latham & Watkins has added a new partner from Omers’ in-house team. The US firm has hired John Guccione from Omers Infrastructure, where he was a managing director in the legal team. He joined in 2010 when the business was still called Borealis. Prior to that he […]

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A&O finance duo joins Cahill for long-awaited City push

Cahill Gordon & Reindel, which has been on the lookout to expand its City office, has hired two partners from Allen & Overy’s finance team. Global head of A&O’s leveraged finance practice Jonathan Brownson will join the US firm in September alongside Jake Keaveny, who returns to Cahill after six years. Keaveney formerly practised at […]

White & Case adds third City lateral of 2020

White & Case’s London office has made its third lateral hire of 2020, adding a trade partner from King & Spalding. Iain MacVay has joined after seven years at King & Spalding. He was previously at Bird & Bird and Steptoe & Johnson. He will continue to advise clients on the impact of Brexit and […]