LB100 Second 50 – City and Boutique: The adventurers and the settlers

LB100 Second 50 – City and Boutique: The adventurers and the settlers

While the UK lurches through a Brexit drama entirely of its own making, mid-market and boutique London-based firms have focused on diversifying their services or using their unique offerings to differentiate themselves from the pack. The combined turnover for the 18 City firms that sit in the second 50 of this year’s Legal Business 100 …

Revolving doors: US & City firms target Simmons & Simmons as Ashurst makes hires

Revolving doors: US & City firms target Simmons & Simmons as Ashurst makes hires

US & City firms saw a steady influx of lateral hires across sectors as Latham & Watkins, Allen & Overy (A&O) and Watson Farley & Williams hired partners from Simmons & Simmons. US firm Latham hired Simmons’ head of equity capital markets, Chris Horton, as partner in its corporate department. Horton joined Simmons in 2008 …

Another team walks at Clydes as eight partners depart in San Francisco

Another team walks at Clydes as eight partners depart in San Francisco

Eight partners will be leaving Clyde & Co’s  San Francisco office in favour of setting up their own firm in the US. As reported in RollOnFriday, the partner group led by Joan D’Ambrosio and Bill Casey, focuses on insurance coverage and monitoring work. The team includes Christina Terplan, Julie Hawkinson, Jamie Narbaitz, Christina Marshall, Eric …

Dealwatch: Slaughters leads on Hong Kong’s £32bn LSE bid as US firms tap into mid-market

Dealwatch: Slaughters leads on Hong Kong’s £32bn LSE bid as US firms tap into mid-market

Strategic deals have continued into September after a busy summer, with firms rallying to get deals over the line before a Brexit cliff-edge threatens to become a reality. Slaughter and May has landed a mandate to advise Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) on a bid which, if successful, would see it acquire the London …

Clyde & Co shipping team sets sail to establish boutique firm

Clyde & Co shipping team sets sail to establish boutique firm

Clyde & Co has lost at least five partners from its global marine group, with the shipping team leaving to set up a boutique firm. Andrew Preston is set to leave after joining the firm in 1994 and becoming a partner in 2000, as well as Elizabeth Turnbull, co-chair of the firm’s Latin American strategy committee …

Revolving doors: Back to school for new City Clydes, Kennedys and Pinsents laterals as European hires continue apace

Revolving doors: Back to school for new City Clydes, Kennedys and Pinsents laterals as European hires continue apace

City firms have been gearing up for what looks to be a busy September as Clyde & Co, Kennedys and Pinsent Masons have added to their London benches and others continue with European investment drives. Clyde & Co has appointed Stephen Jurgenson as partner in the firm’s global projects and construction group.

Revolving doors: KPMG and Orrick hire City partners as Ashurst and A&O focus on Germany

Revolving doors: KPMG and Orrick hire City partners as Ashurst and A&O focus on Germany

Lateral hires in London and Germany were the order of last week, with KPMG  bolstering its City legal services bench, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe hiring a London-based energy and infrastructure partner, while Ashurst and Allen & Overy recruited practice heads in Germany. Big Four accountancy firm KPMG has hired partners Kate Eades from Greenberg Traurig and …

Wealth of experience: Fieldfisher hires private client duo from Linklaters

Wealth of experience: Fieldfisher hires private client duo from Linklaters

Fieldfisher has hired Linklaters’ head of trusts Peter Golden to lead up its private client team. Golden will replace partner Penny Wotton, who will be remain in the team and focus on the firm’s charity client base and building out the private client practice. He will be joined by Alistair Robertson, who will be promoted from …