Kate Barton, Dentons

External candidate victorious in Dentons’ CEO search

Dentons has elected a successor to global boss Elliott Portnoy, hiring its next leader from Big Four giant EY. A former global vice chair of EY, Kate Barton joins Dentons as its next global CEO. She will replace Portnoy, who stands down in November after 11 years. Dentons kickstarted the CEO search last December, stressing […]

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Paul Weiss hires Akin partner for long-sought restructuring strength

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has recruited its first restructuring partner in London, hiring from Akin’s City office. Liz Osborne joins Paul Weiss’ burgeoning ranks as a partner and head of the European restructuring group. She has been at Akin since 2014 when she moved over as part of the Bingham McCutchen team. Prior […]

Cooley’s London boss leads three-partner move to Akin

Akin Gump has recruited three of Cooley’s London partners, including its City managing partner Justin Stock. Stock moves to Akin along with Stephen Rosen and David Bresnick. The three focus on transactions with a life sciences and technology element. At Akin, Stock will become the firm’s international head of technology. Both Stock and Bresnick joined […]

Kirkland, Gherkin

Clifford Chance’s City tech head to join Kirkland

Kirkland & Ellis is hiring a new partner from Clifford Chance, in a move that will grow its outsourcing and technology expertise in London. André Duminy joins Kirkland after nearly 25 years at Clifford Chance, where he is head of its London tech and digital group and co-head of the strategic sourcing and complex contracting […]

Alexandra Chauvin, White & Case

White & Case hires again from Ropes

White & Case has continued its expansion of its investment funds practice in the UK, with another hire from Ropes & Gray. Alexandra Chauvin joins White & Case as a partner in its investment funds practice and global private equity industry group from Ropes where she spent just over two years. Chauvin specialises in secondaries […]

Ryan Ayrton, Travers Smith

Travers restocks in infrastructure with new hire

Following the departure of a partner to Sidley Austin, Travers Smith is adding a new member to its infrastructure finance team. Ryan Ayrton joins from Watson Farley & Williams, where he has been a partner since 2022. Prior to this, Ayrton had spent his whole legal career at Linklaters. His arrival follows the exit of […]

Lore Leitner, Gibson Dunn

Gibson Dunn recruits privacy partner from Goodwin

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has hired a new partner from Goodwin to expand its privacy and cybersecurity team in London. Lore Leitner joins as a partner in the privacy, cybersecurity and data innovation practice, moving from Goodwin where she has been a partner for over two years. Her career has seen her gain experience at […]

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An A&O reunion: Cahill duo to join former colleagues at Proskauer

Having already hired Allen & Overy’s Philip Bowden, Proskauer Rose is growing its leveraged finance team even more with new recruits from the newly-merged firm and Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Leveraged finance partner Megan Lawrence is due to join Bowden at Proskauer. She was promoted to partner at A&O in 2022 having been at the […]

Paul Hastings takes on 12-strong team from Paris boutique

Paul Hastings’ Paris office is set for a major boost in its white collar practice, with the arrival of a team from a local firm. The firm has taken on specialist boutique firm Antonin Lévy & Associés. Its team will join Paul Hastings from September 2024, comprised of three partners and nine associates. Partners Antonin […]

Reena Gogna

Weil Gotshal partner set to join Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings is boosting its finance stocks with a new partner hire from Weil Gotshal & Manges. Reena Gogna is moving to Paul Hastings after a decade at Weil Gotshal. Prior to Weil, she worked at Latham & Watkins for 11 years, with this move therefore reuniting her with fellow finance partners Ross Anderson and […]

Bech-Bruun loses three partners to Nordic rivals

Bech-Bruun has lost a handful partners to rival firms, with Norwegian-headquartered firm Schjødt and big five rival Gorrissen Federspiel both profiting from the exits. Litigation partners Søren Lundsgaard and Arianne Svardal-Stelmer will join Schjødt in the firm’s most substantial disputes expansion of its 18-month old Copenhagen office. The pair joined Bech-Bruun in a merger between […]

Back to Latham: PE partner returns after Linklaters stint

An infrastructure partner from Linklaters is set to return to Latham & Watkins after just over a year at the magic circle firm. John Guccione is moving back to the US firm. He advises on a range of corporate and financing matters, with a particular focus on transactions involving regulated utilities, energy, and transportation assets. […]


HSF partner departs for Macfarlanes

Macfarlanes has restocked its corporate crime and investigations team with a hire from Herbert Smith Freehills. Brian Spiro will join the UK firm as a senior adviser. He has been a partner at HSF for nearly seven years, spending the majority of his career at BCL Solicitors and Simons Muirhead & Burton. He trained at […]

Cadwalader loses five-strong team to King & Spalding

King & Spalding has raided US rival Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft for a four-strong partner team in London. Four partners are making the move, alongside one special counsel who will join as partner. On the funds finance side, partners Samantha Hutchinson, Mathan Navaratnam, Nathan Parker and special counsel James Hoggett will join. Partner Sukhvir Basran […]