Legal Business

Shearman wins McKimm from Freshfields as Penn returns to A&O from Cleary

Two standout moves in June and July saw the Magic Circle and the Wall Street elite each lose and gain one in partner reversions in London.

Ward McKimm, one of thestra most upwardly mobile partners the City has seen, made good on a long-rumoured defection to Shearman & Sterling’s capital markets practice, having previously worked there for some 14 years, becoming partner in 2005 and co-head of its corporate group in 2010.