Legal Business

Significant hires

  • Ashurst has lost former managing partner James Collis to Squire Patton Boggs. Collis succeeded Ashurst litigation managing partner Simon Bromwich in May 2012, before becoming inaugural managing partner following the firm’s merger with Australia’s Blake Dawson until stepping down in June 2016. However, Ashurst recently grew its project finance team with the hire of Adrian Lawrence, who joins from White & Case.
  • Norton Rose Fulbright has lost ten lawyers to insurance and shipping specialist Kennedys. This includes insurance and marine disputes partners Patrick Foss and Chris Zavos, who joined the firm from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert after its merger with Clyde & Co in 2011.