Latham & Watkins announced today (27 February) that capital markets partner Richard Trobman has won a contested election to become one of two vice-chairs of the firm, to succeed New York-based David Gordon who has been vice chair since 2011.
National player Bond Dickinson is to expand its Scottish presence with a second office, in Edinburgh. The firm, which already has a presence in Aberdeen, will open an office with around two or three partners and up to 20 staff.
In a big week for lateral recruitment, a two partner pensions team has quit DLA Piper's Leeds office, while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Paris real estate head has left for a US firm. Meanwhile, Dechert and Debevoise & Plimpton have made key hires.