Latest: The Paul Weiss team in full

After a decade of little-to-no lateral hiring in London, Paul Weiss’ City recruits are close to reaching double figures. Here is the team it has assembled so far. The ringleader is finance powerhouse Neel Sachdev, whose main clients are private equity sponsors such as Bain Capital, HG and Warburg Pincus. A big revenue generator for […]


KPMG partner exits to re-join former firm

KPMG Law has taken a hit in the City, after one of its partners has left the firm after only a couple of years to re-join his previous firm. Richard Needham has spent two years at KPMG Law, with a practice focused on international business reorganisations. He previously spent 15 years at Baker McKenzie, working […]

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Euro 100 firm pounces on Axiom Ince for 17-strong team

Partners continue to defect from ailing Axiom Ince, as a 17-strong shipping and insurance team leaves to join the London office of a major European law firm. The team, which includes seven partners from the legacy Ince business, has moved to Norwegian Big Five firm Wikborg Rein. The arrivals will boost the Nordic outfit’s shipping […]

Mishcon partner exits to launch corporate firm

A Mishcon de Reya corporate partner has left the firm after two years to launch her own boutique. Angeli Arora joined Mishcon’s corporate practice in 2021. She previously set up practices in Africa and Hong Kong, serving as the regional leader for Africa at Dentons’ private equity practice from 2018 to 2021. Prior to Dentons, […]

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Clients don’t care about your PEP

PEP has long been a marker for firms of profitability, efficiency, even excellency. Firms brandish them as badges of honour and headlines report on them every year. PEP up! PEP down! Firm bucks trends as PEP rises amid economic downturn! The obsession is rife, and has long been thought to showcase how well a firm […]