Revolving doors: Clyde opens three new US offices as Quinn Emanuel launches Miami branch

Revolving doors: Clyde opens three new US offices as Quinn Emanuel launches Miami branch

There was a significant American slant to the latest round of lateral partner recruitment, as disputes-heavy Clyde & Co and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan launched new offices.

Clyde is to establish new bases across the south west of the US in Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas via the appointment of insurance partner Amy Samberg and her team from Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff. Samberg arrives alongside six counsel, as well as several associates and staff. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Clyde opens three new US offices as Quinn Emanuel launches Miami branch”

Revolving doors: Kennedys expands Down Under while WFW kickstarts Italian practice

Revolving doors: Kennedys expands Down Under while WFW kickstarts Italian practice

In another hectic week of lateral partner recruitment, Kennedys has launched a new Perth office via a team hire while a host of other firms strengthened their global benches.

The firm has established its 43rd office globally by hiring a nine-lawyer Australian insurance team from rivals Clyde & Co. Jonathan Wyatt is the sole partner leading the team and specialises in marine, property, financial lines and liability insurance. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Kennedys expands Down Under while WFW kickstarts Italian practice”

Revolving doors: Gibson Dunn recruits Hong Kong regulatory team as CC expands funds practice

Revolving doors: Gibson Dunn recruits Hong Kong regulatory team as CC expands funds practice

Gibson Dunn has significantly strengthened its Hong Kong bench after hiring a four-lawyer regulatory team from Herbert Smith Freehills.

Arriving with three associates, partner William Hallatt brings a broad Asia Pacific practice focused on contentious and advisory regulatory advice for major global financial institutions. Gibson Dunn chair and managing partner Ken Doran described Hallatt as ‘a terrific addition to the firm.’ He added: ‘He has built a leading cross-Asia practice as a trusted advisor on financial services regulatory issues, and his deep experience, strong relationships and market knowledge will integrate seamlessly with our leading global regulatory enforcement platform.’ Continue reading “Revolving doors: Gibson Dunn recruits Hong Kong regulatory team as CC expands funds practice”

Revolving doors: Memery Crystal goes public after £30m buyout as Withers opens in Boston

Revolving doors: Memery Crystal goes public after £30m buyout as Withers opens in Boston

In another week of frenetic partner moves, the parent company of listed firm Rosenblatt has acquired mid-market corporate firm Memery Crystal in a £30m deal.

Behind the deal is AIM-listed RBG Holdings. The 29 partners at London-headquartered Memery are set to receive both cash and a RBG shares for their stake in the firm. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Memery Crystal goes public after £30m buyout as Withers opens in Boston”

Revolving doors: Two in, one out for White & Case amid busy week for lateral hires

Revolving doors: Two in, one out for White & Case amid busy week for lateral hires

In a dense round of disputes-heavy lateral partner recruitment, firms and chambers have made key additions to their rosters of senior advisers this past week.

Firstly, White & Case’s highly-rated commercial litigation partner Hannah Field-Lowes has joined Goodwin in London after a three-year stint. Field-Lowes has over 15 years’ experience in complex cross-border and domestic cases, particularly in disputes arising from the private equity market.   Continue reading “Revolving doors: Two in, one out for White & Case amid busy week for lateral hires”

Revolving doors: Simmons makes double Dutch hire as Bakers expands finance practice

Revolving doors: Simmons makes double Dutch hire as Bakers expands finance practice

In the latest round of lateral partner hires, Simmons & Simmons has significantly strengthened its presence in the Netherlands through a pair of lateral partner appointments.

David Shearer, formerly a partner at Dentons, and ex-AKD partner Robert Jean Kloprogge will join Simmons’ Amsterdam office. Both Shearer and Kloprogge are corporate and M&A lawyers. Head of Simmons’ Dutch operations, René van Eldonk, said the appointments were ‘a hugely significant step in the achievement of our ambitious growth plan in the region. This spate of recent hires demonstrates our ongoing commitment to growing our offering to clients across Europe.’ Continue reading “Revolving doors: Simmons makes double Dutch hire as Bakers expands finance practice”

Revolving doors: Knights acquires Surrey firm as Freshfields strengthens Silicon Valley offering

Revolving doors: Knights acquires Surrey firm as Freshfields strengthens Silicon Valley offering

Ever-expansive listed firm Knights has made its latest major acquisition through the £5.3m buyout of Surrey-based Mundays.

The purchase sees Mundays’ 34 fee-earners, including six partners led by Weybridge-based managing partner and head of corporate Neale Andrews, join Knights, bringing with them key strengths in corporate, real estate and private client law. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Knights acquires Surrey firm as Freshfields strengthens Silicon Valley offering”

Revolving doors: Cleary picks up rare Slaughters hire as Goodwin and Shearman make significant London plays

Revolving doors: Cleary picks up rare Slaughters hire as Goodwin and Shearman make significant London plays

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has reinforced its impressive European antitrust credentials, hiring Slaughter and May special adviser Jackie Holland as a partner in London.

A leading name at the UK competition Bar, Holland has over 25 years’ private practice experience in addition to an agency background from a stint at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), where she was a senior director. At the OFT, Holland reformed the agency’s merger control regime and antitrust measures. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Cleary picks up rare Slaughters hire as Goodwin and Shearman make significant London plays”

Revolving doors: K&L Gates and Squire Patton Boggs make multiple global hires as Ashurst chair departs for competition court

Revolving doors: K&L Gates and Squire Patton Boggs make multiple global hires as Ashurst chair departs for competition court

In the latest round of lateral partner moves, two prominent transatlantic firms in the Global 100, K&L Gates and Squire Patton Boggs, have bolstered their international offices with multiple hires.

K&L Gates has made two senior hires in the City, boosting its asset management and white-collar crime teams. Firstly, Daniel Greenaway joins as a partner from Mishcon de Reya with expertise in advising fund managers on private equity, venture capital, credit, infrastructure and real estate investments. Continue reading “Revolving doors: K&L Gates and Squire Patton Boggs make multiple global hires as Ashurst chair departs for competition court”

Revolving doors: A&O enters La La Land with group hire as DLA Piper lures former Freshfields finance chief

Revolving doors: A&O enters La La Land with group hire as DLA Piper lures former Freshfields finance chief

Allen & Overy  has launched a West Coast US practice, acquiring Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s project finance and renewables team in the US.

As a result, the team co-led by partners Dan Sinaiko and John Marciano will establish a new presence in Los Angeles for A&O. The team also comprises partners Greg Lavigne, Matthew Nesburn, Andrea Wang Lucan and Sam Kamyans, as well as ‘a large group of associates and counsel.’ Continue reading “Revolving doors: A&O enters La La Land with group hire as DLA Piper lures former Freshfields finance chief”