Revolving doors: City laterals abound as RPC hires DWF restructuring head and Linklaters recruits White & Case banking partner

Revolving doors: City laterals abound as RPC hires DWF restructuring head and Linklaters recruits White & Case banking partner

Firms got back into the swing of City hiring last week after an early January lull as RPC added DWF’s head of business restructuring, Linklaters hired a banking partner and Sidley Austin recruited to its antitrust and competition practice.

RPC has beefed up its restructuring and insolvency team in London with the hire of DWF’s head of business restructuring Finella Fogarty. Continue reading “Revolving doors: City laterals abound as RPC hires DWF restructuring head and Linklaters recruits White & Case banking partner”

Late to the party: Reed Smith hires partners from five firms for Brussels launch

Late to the party: Reed Smith hires partners from five firms for Brussels launch

Reed Smith has opened its fifth European office in Brussels, following the hire of five partners to the firm’s corporate group.

The partners all come from different firms, and will be joined by two associates and one counsel. The partners focus on competition/antitrust, with Brussels long being a hub for international firms’ competition work. Continue reading “Late to the party: Reed Smith hires partners from five firms for Brussels launch”

Revolving doors: Crowell & Moring recruits seventh Squire partner in a year as Linklaters loses real estate disputes head

Revolving doors: Crowell & Moring recruits seventh Squire partner in a year as Linklaters loses real estate disputes head

The City lateral recruitment market is struggling to return to pre-Christmas activity levels, with only two firms making notable partner hires. Crowell & Moring has revisited Squire Patton Boggs for another partner hire while Addleshaw Goodard has appointed Linklaters’ real estate disputes head as partner.

Crowell & Moring continues to make prominent hires to its London office, most recently recruiting partner Nicola Phillips to its international dispute resolution group. Phillips has experience in asset-based lending, trade finance, insurance, and employment-related disputes. She has also worked on cross-border investigations in Europe and the Middle East as well as complex civil fraud cases. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Crowell & Moring recruits seventh Squire partner in a year as Linklaters loses real estate disputes head”

International roundup: Dentons enters Ireland and Cooley steps into Singapore as Winston leaves the Middle East

International roundup: Dentons enters Ireland and Cooley steps into Singapore as Winston leaves the Middle East

Dentons is to enter one of the few European jurisdictions missing from its sprawling international network by launching an outpost in Dublin.

Law firms’ strategies in the Middle East and Asia continue to diverge, meanwhile, with Winston & Strawn concluding its five-year spell in Dubai as Cooley confirmed its third office launch in less than a year by opening in Singapore. Continue reading “International roundup: Dentons enters Ireland and Cooley steps into Singapore as Winston leaves the Middle East”

Revolving doors: City laterals bounce back with Milbank, Weightmans and Lewis Silkin

Revolving doors: City laterals bounce back with Milbank, Weightmans and Lewis Silkin

City lateral recruitment regained momentum following a slow Christmas holiday break, with Milbank, Weightmans, and Lewis Silkin all making hires in London.

Milbank hired M&A partner Lisa O’Neill from McDermott Will & Emery in London. O’Neill has experience in corporate and energy transactions with clients including FTSE 250 companies, international and independent oil & gas companies, financial institutions, global investment firms and private equity funds. Continue reading “Revolving doors: City laterals bounce back with Milbank, Weightmans and Lewis Silkin”

Continental growth ‘high on the agenda’: BCLP bolsters Paris outpost with seven-partner splash

Continental growth ‘high on the agenda’: BCLP bolsters Paris outpost with seven-partner splash

Starting the New Year with a bang, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has recruited a 21-strong team of lawyers in Paris, including seven partners.

The hires mark the largest addition to the firm since its transatlantic merger in 2018, with expansion on the continent high on the agenda for the firm’s leadership. Two partners have joined in the Paris offices’ real estate, taxation and financing teams respectively, while one partner was added in public law. Continue reading “Continental growth ‘high on the agenda’: BCLP bolsters Paris outpost with seven-partner splash”

Revolving doors: Ashurst appoints planning co-head as Eversheds bolsters its City commercial practice

Revolving doors: Ashurst appoints planning co-head as Eversheds bolsters its City commercial practice

In a slower week than usual for City laterals, Ashurst appointed a co-head of its planning team as Eversheds Sutherland made hires in London and Hong Kong and Clyde & Co lost a partner in Edinburgh.

Ashurst hired real estate partner Claire Dutch as co-head of the firm’s planning team in London. She joined from Hogan Lovells where she was head of the planning team, focusing on planning law, highway law and heritage law. Dutch also has experience in managing major regeneration projects, including energy and waste projects. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Ashurst appoints planning co-head as Eversheds bolsters its City commercial practice”

Goodwin and Eversheds make bold corporate plays amid hopes of increasing City transactional firepower

Goodwin and Eversheds make bold corporate plays amid hopes of increasing City transactional firepower

Goodwin Procter and Eversheds Sutherland both made significant corporate hires in November, with the pair recruiting Kirkland & Ellis partner Carl Bradshaw and Simmons & Simmons former head of UK corporate Giles Dennison respectively.

For Goodwin, the hire of Bradshaw comes during an expansive period for the firm, particularly in private equity. He brings nine years of experience from Kirkland – four of which were as partner – and a practice that focuses on cross-border private equity deals; leveraged buyouts; carve-outs; public-to-privates; consortium deals; and co-investments. Continue reading “Goodwin and Eversheds make bold corporate plays amid hopes of increasing City transactional firepower”

Significant hires

Significant hires
  • Simmons & Simmons added to its international banking practice with the hire of Kirsty Barnes, formerly Gowling WLG’s head of banking and finance in the UK. Barnes brings with her experience in leveraged and acquisition finance, real estate finance and corporate lending transactions.
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang hired pensions partner Tim Green from DWF, where he was the national head of its pensions team, advising on trustees, sponsors and government providers. Green had been at DWF for almost seven years. Continue reading “Significant hires”

Revolving doors: Fieldfisher appoints new life sciences head as Fried Frank makes double London hires

Revolving doors: Fieldfisher appoints new life sciences head as Fried Frank makes double London hires

Fieldfisher has hired Janita Good as its new head of life sciences. She joins from Osborne Clarke where she spent 14 years, becoming head of its life sciences and healthcare group.

Good regularly advises clients in the life sciences and healthcare industries on M&A transactions, ventures investments, joint ventures, disputes and regulatory proceedings as well as intellectual property. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Fieldfisher appoints new life sciences head as Fried Frank makes double London hires”