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Banking partner gets top London job at Latham

Latham & Watkins has named a former Allen & Overy partner as its new London head, following the completion of Jay Sadanandan’s five-year term. Stephen Kensell, who joined Latham in 2016 from the magic circle firm, will take on the role of office managing partner. He is currently Latham’s global vice chair of banking. Kensell […]

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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, […]

Freshfields corporate partner leaves for Latham

Latham & Watkins has snared another partner from the magic circle, bringing on board a corporate rising star from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. London-based Sam Newhouse has departed Freshfields after spending his entire legal career at the magic circle firm. Having joined in 2003 as a trainee and later becoming an associate, he was made up […]

Latham loses second capital markets partner to Cooley

Cooley has hired another London capital markets partner from Latham & Watkins, filling a void left by the departure of partner Ed Lukins to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. The US firm has brought in long-time Latham lawyer David Boles to boost one of the London office’s most profitable practices. The hire comes less than a […]

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Move over Goodwin, Latham is coming for tech partners

Latham & Watkins has hired two corporate partners in a bid to expand its City technology practice, less than six months after Goodwin made a similar move with a team raid from Taylor Wessing. Taylor Wessing has been hit again this time, with Latham landing Mike Turner, the head of the UK firm’s tech, media […]

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