Departures from Shearman and Allen & Overy as merger is unveiled and energy dominates lateral hiring

Departures from Shearman and Allen & Overy as merger is unveiled and energy dominates lateral hiring

Following the announcement of the proposed A&O Shearman merger, news came that Shearman & Sterling had lost two partners to Ashurst in London, which leads the headline moves – dominated by energy and infrastructure hires – in recent weeks. London-based Shearman partners Sanja Udovicic and Julia Derrick moved over to Ashurst to expand the firm’s …

‘An excellent foundation from which to build’: Clifford Chance appoints new office managing partner in New York

‘An excellent foundation from which to build’: Clifford Chance appoints new office managing partner in New York

Less than two weeks after Clifford Chance revealed the opening of a new office in Houston, the firm has announced the appointment of long-time CC real estate lawyer Ness Cohen as managing partner for its New York office, while also continuing to serve as real estate practice leader of the Americas. Speaking to Legal Business, …

Revolving Doors: Partners exit Shearman and A&O as merger is announced

Revolving Doors: Partners exit Shearman and A&O as merger is announced

During a busy week with the announcement of the A&O Shearman merger, news came that Shearman & Sterling has lost five partners to Ashurst in both the UK and Asia – around the same time the planned tie-up was made public. London-based Shearman partners Sanja Udovicic and Julia Derrick have moved over to Ashurst to …

Revolving Doors: energy hires dominate as Global London firms bolster ranks in London and Asia

Revolving Doors: energy hires dominate as Global London firms bolster ranks in London and Asia

Leading the high-profile moves this week, Dentons has expanded its finance practice in London with the hire of partner John Inglis from a depleted Shearman & Sterling. He brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in energy and infrastructure project development and finance across multiple jurisdictions. He was previously a partner at Shearman, where …

Revolving Doors: White & Case and Proskauer make antitrust plays as Paul Hastings raids A&O in New York

Revolving Doors: White & Case and Proskauer make antitrust plays as Paul Hastings raids A&O in New York

Leading several high-profile moves this week, White & Case has hired antitrust partner Michael Engel from Kirkland & Ellis in London. Engel, who is dual-qualified in the UK and Germany, had been a partner at Kirkland since January 2021 and, before that, was at Sullivan & Cromwell for a decade. Engel advises on the full …