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Kirkland sees second London partner loss in two weeks

Kirkland & Ellis has lost its second partner in a matter of weeks, this time to US rival Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. The US firm has hired finance partner Ben Myers from the London outpost of the rival. He spent a number of years at Kirkland, where he had moved from the magic circle. As […]

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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 […]

Paul Hastings lawyer joins Kirkland after Hogan Lovells defections

Kirkland & Ellis has brought a Paul Hastings lawyer into its London ranks, after the private equity team he was a part of returned to Hogan Lovells after a year. The US firm has taken on senior associate Tarsis Goncalves, who will become a partner in its investment funds team. Goncalves had joined Paul Hastings […]

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KPMG Legal hires Charles Russell Speechlys team for Luxembourg foray

Days after Debevoise & Plimpton revealed its new office in Luxembourg, KPMG Legal is to make the same move with a team hire from Charles Russell Speechlys. The accountancy firm’s legal arm has opened a local office under the banner of “KPMG Law Luxembourg” and has hired David Louis, the head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ […]

Four firms secure places on Lombard International’s inaugural panel

Wealth solutions provider Lombard International has finalised its panel process, with two magic circle firms making it onto the roster. Baker McKenzie, DLA Piper, Linklaters and Allen & Overy have all landed places on the panel, which will be overseen by Lombard’s general counsel Monica Risam. She joined Lombard from Aviva at the start of 2018, […]

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Morgan Lewis recruits MoFo funds quartet

Morgan Lewis & Bockius has ramped up its funds offering in London, with two new partners from Morrison & Foerster. The two partners – Oliver Rochman and Rob Mailer – are bringing two associates with them to Morgan Lewis; Eliska van Wickern and Xun Choong. The four advise sponsors and investors of private investment funds, […]

VC fund hires former White & Case lawyer as first in-houser

European venture capital firm Atomico has brought in its first ever general counsel. The firm has hired Kasit Rochanakorn, who was previously executive director and senior counsel at Goldman Sachs. Rochanakorn worked at the investment banking giant for little more than a year, advising on the investments of its merchant banking division in private equity […]

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Ropes & Gray picks up funds partner from Linklaters

Ropes & Gray has hired an investment funds partner from Linklaters to build its London practice. Tom Alabaster will move after spending three years at the magic circle firm, and will become the head of the EMEA funds practice at Ropes on his arrival. Prior to joining Linklaters Alabaster had spent time at Latham & […]

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Cadwalader ramps up in London with Norton Rose Fulbright hire

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has recruited its third London lateral in as many months, with the firm now set to bring on board a funds partner from Norton Rose Fulbright. This time the firm has picked Michael Newell, who specialises in funds and has been at Norton Rose Fulbright for a decade. As part of […]

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O’Melveny funds veteran resurfaces at HSF

One of O’Melveny & Myers’ last remaining London funds lawyers has emerged at Herbert Smith Freehills, continuing an exodus that began last year. Private equity veteran Jonathan Blake has joined Herbert Smith Freehills as head of its international private funds strategy. Blake’s departure leaves the US firm’s Paternoster Square office with just four remaining partners. […]