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US firms aren’t rising in London. They’ve risen. The astonishing reality in 2020 is that just seven UK-headquartered firms generate more revenue in London that their biggest US counterparts – an indication of the US firms’ growing appetite for domestic mandates. Most of those US competitors are also more profitable. When US firms started ramping […]

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A three lawyer team who left Hogan Lovells last year have gone back to the firm after a short stint at Paul Hastings. Hogan Lovells London head of private equity Ed Harris, corporate partner Leanne Moezi and partner Adam Brown in the firm’s Northern Virginia office all decamped for Paul Hastings in July last year. […]

A&O loses capital markets partner to HSF

Herbert Smith Freehills has recruited an equity capital markets partner from Allen & Overy, two months after losing its ECM head. ECM partner Michael Jacobs joins HSF in London from A&O’s Hong Kong office, where he has spent the last three years. Jacobs was at A&O for thirteen years, having joined as an associate in […]

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