Legal Business

Can Freshfields limit the damage as Kirkland tempts PE heavyweight with $10m transfer?

Nathalie Tidman assesses the fallout as M&A veteran quits an unsettled City giant

Even for a market grown blithe to big-name M&A partners quitting for the dollar, Kirkland & Ellis’s recruitment of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s David Higgins just before Christmas sent a jolt.