Ropes launches City litigation practice in London

Ropes & Gray, one of the fastest-growing US firms in London, has hired K&L Gates’ disputes partner Thomas Ross as a key part of its plans to launch a commercial litigation practice in London.

Ross, who will be Ropes’ 27th partner in the City, is the latest in a series of hires designed to bulk up the firm’s presence in London. Other recent additions include Travers Smith equity partner Phil Sanderson and Pinsent Masons regulation partner Monica Gogna. The firm also promoted four to partner in London late last year.

Ropes has been in the City since 2010. Later this year it plans to move to larger offices in Ludgate Hill. And as it works on cementing its nascent commercial litigation offering, Ropes is certain to be in the market for further lateral hires to fill the vacant desks in its spacious new home. 

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