The ins and the outs

Last November, the firm managed to convince former RBS restructuring legal chief Lee Doyle to make the short journey across Bishopsgate to join its ranks (see story).

 And today brings the news that Ashurst has snared an even bigger fish (sorry Lee) in the form of Centrica Energy’s former GC Peter Roberts (see story).

 With former Shell counsel Judith Kim also embracing the smiley, happy world of private practice over in Dubai, Ashurst has completed an impressive hat-trick of hires from some of Britain’s best-loved companies.

 Reports that CVs from old Enron in-housers are currently winging their way over to Ashurst’s HR team are, of course, grossly exaggerated…
Also, have you heard that White & Case’s last remaining Middle East partner has jumped ship? Join the debate here.