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 […]

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 […]

Travers replenishes funds team with Blackstone hire

Travers Smith, which last year lost a number of members in its funds group, has hired a new partner from Blackstone’s in-house legal team. Joel Grossmark joins Travers’ funds practice to add to its retailisation expertise. Grossmark previously worked at Blackstone Credit and Insurance, where he led its legal function for over five years. He […]


Goodwin hits Euro 100 firm to bolster Luxembourg office

Goodwin Procter has given its Luxembourg office the early moving-in present of a new partner, hiring European 100 firm AKD’s co-head of investment funds. The US firm is bringing in Virginie Leroy to strengthen its European funds practice. Leroy spent more than four years at AKD, having joined from Canadian firm DSL in March 2020. […]

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Goodwin funds partner lines up Debevoise move

Debevoise & Plimpton is hiring from Goodwin Procter as it adds a new partner to its London investment funds team. Shawn D’Aguiar is switching to a new US firm in London eight years after joining Goodwin from King & Wood Mallesons (KWM). He was part of a four-partner team move led by then funds head Michael […]

Delphine Jaugey, Skadden team

Skadden hires funds trio from Debevoise

  We’ve just launched Partnerless, a new email specifically for associates. Sign up here for weekly career intelligence and market chatter. A dedicated secondaries team from Debevoise & Plimpton is moving across to Skadden to join its investment management group in London. Counsel Delphine Jaugey leads the team and will join as head of secondaries for Europe. […]

Kirkland, Gherkin

Ex-Macfarlanes partner moves over to Kirkland

Kirkland & Ellis is expanding its funds team in London, by hiring a former partner of Macfarlanes. Alex Amos joins Kirkland, having resigned from Macfarlanes’ partnership at the start of 2023. Since then he has acted as a senior adviser at the firm. He was promoted to partnership in 2012. Kirkland chairman Jon Ballis said: […]

Frankfurt, Germany

Arendt opens first German office in expansion drive

Funds-focused Euro 100 firm Arendt & Medernach has opened its first German office with the firm seeking to make in-roads into Frankfurt’s myriad financial institutions as well as the European Central Bank. The firm announced it would be opening in the German financial centre, though its new office will not offer German law capabilities. Instead […]


Freshfields hires Akin partner for long-sought funds strength

In a bid to build out a dedicated funds offering, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired a new partner to kickstart the City practice. Mary Lavelle makes the move to the magic circle firm from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. At Freshfields she becomes its global co-head of the firm’s private funds and secondaries group […]

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Benelux firm plumps for Paris for slice of global funds market

Luxembourg-headquartered funds firm Elvinger Hoss Prussen has expanded its European presence for the first time with a new office opening. The firm has launched an outfit in Paris as it seeks opportunities amid the French capital’s growing importance to the global funds market. The new Paris office opened its doors in late July, with a […]


The Passport: Inside Travers’ Luxembourg play

Welcome once again to The Passport, your guide to all of the European legal market’s most important developments. This week we turn our attentions to Travers Smith as it launches its first-ever country-specific desk; the key issue facing Pinsent Masons’ Dublin operation; and why infrastructure hires are big business across the Continent. Travers Smith’s Luxembourg […]

Sidley funds duo exit for Latham

As the recruitment market slows ahead of the summer break, Latham & Watkins is pushing ahead with City expansion once more by hiring a funds duo from Sidley Austin. Mateja Maher joins after four years as a partner at Sidley. Prior to that Maher was general counsel of private capital adviser Campbell Lutyens. He trained […]