Strategic recruitment: Ropes makes triple private equity swoop as Latham loses energy partner to Milbank

Strategic recruitment: Ropes makes triple private equity swoop as Latham loses energy partner to Milbank

The hot legal recruitment market is showing no sign of cooling down with summer looming, as firms continued to strengthen their benches at home and abroad.

Starting in May, Ropes & Gray took further steps towards its goal of becoming the go-to private equity practice in the City with the addition of partners Dan Oates, Simon Saitowitz and Angela Becker in the London office. Continue reading “Strategic recruitment: Ropes makes triple private equity swoop as Latham loses energy partner to Milbank”

Revolving Doors: Paul Hastings adds two as McDermott boosts energy expertise

Revolving Doors: Paul Hastings adds two as McDermott boosts energy expertise

US firms have dominated transactional recruitment this week while UK-headquartered peers have focused on bolstering their disputes capabilities.

Paul Hastings continues its auspicious London growth trajectory, which saw its City revenue surge 41% in 2021/22, with a dual partner hire. The firm announced the addition of Jason Brooks to its structured credit team this week following the arrival of private equity partner Tom Cartwright last week. Continue reading “Revolving Doors: Paul Hastings adds two as McDermott boosts energy expertise”

Revolving Doors: Cooley brings in City healthcare partner as White & Case adds three globally

Revolving Doors: Cooley brings in City healthcare partner as White & Case adds three globally

M&A, tech, healthcare and IP were the focus of lateral recruitment this week, as firms continue to invest in areas faring strongly against the current economic uncertainty.

Cooley has recruited healthcare and life sciences partner Frances Stocks Allen (pictured) into its London office. Continue reading “Revolving Doors: Cooley brings in City healthcare partner as White & Case adds three globally”

Revolving Doors: Proskauer and Weil add to City restructuring ranks as Linklaters makes real estate finance hire

Revolving Doors: Proskauer and Weil add to City restructuring ranks as Linklaters makes real estate finance hire

Restructuring recruitment was the trend this week as both Weil and Proskauer strengthened the benches of their City insolvency groups.

Weil has brought in restructuring specialist Lois Deasey at the expense of Akin Gump. Well-regarded in the market, Deasey’s experience includes multi-jurisdictional restructuring transactions and insolvencies, as well as distressed and special situations. Continue reading “Revolving Doors: Proskauer and Weil add to City restructuring ranks as Linklaters makes real estate finance hire”

Revolving Doors: Latham loses energy partner to Milbank as Global 100 firms take partners from each other

Revolving Doors: Latham loses energy partner to Milbank as Global 100 firms take partners from each other

Latham & Watkins has lost energy and infrastructure partner Matthew Brown to rival Global 100 firm, Milbank.

Brown, who will join the projects, energy and infrastructure finance team at his new firm, has over two decades’ experience in the sector, particularly in energy transition work. Continue reading “Revolving Doors: Latham loses energy partner to Milbank as Global 100 firms take partners from each other”

Revolving Doors: White & Case snaps up finance partner as Boies Schiller loses three in Manhattan

Revolving Doors: White & Case snaps up finance partner as Boies Schiller loses three in Manhattan

White & Case has bolstered its London debt finance practice with the addition of acquisition and leveraged finance specialist Monica Barton from Winston & Strawn. Barton, who is dual-qualified in England and Wales and France, is the third partner to join the firm’s EMEA banking practice in 2022 following the arrival in March of Paul Yin in London and Neeolferr Roy in Paris.

Meanwhile, CMS has hired PwC’s real estate head, Amit Unadkat. Ranked as a next generation partner by The Legal 500 for commercial property investment, he has experience across a range of real estate work including investment transactions, real estate corporate finance and M&A and joint ventures. Continue reading “Revolving Doors: White & Case snaps up finance partner as Boies Schiller loses three in Manhattan”

Revolving Doors: Eversheds snaps up white-collar specialist as Kirkland adds US funds team

Revolving Doors: Eversheds snaps up white-collar specialist as Kirkland adds US funds team

Eversheds Sutherland’s corporate crime and investigations team has been strengthened by the addition of Anupreet Amole from Brown Rudnick, who represents clients from the banking, retail, energy and defence sectors.

The firm’s global co-head of corporate crime and investigations Zia Ullah said: ‘By building on our existing skills in fraud issues and white-collar crime defence and making significant investment in the development of our team, via promotions and lateral hires, we can provide our clients a high degree of subject matter experience. The addition of Anupreet to the team will add another layer of specialism as we support our corporate clients on their complex and often high-profile, investigations. We look forward to working with him.’ Continue reading “Revolving Doors: Eversheds snaps up white-collar specialist as Kirkland adds US funds team”

Revolving Doors: BCLP hires Brown Rudnick restructuring duo as Greenberg bolsters white-collar practice

Revolving Doors: BCLP hires Brown Rudnick restructuring duo as Greenberg bolsters white-collar practice

 

Greenberg Traurig continues to bolster its white-collar crime and investigations team with the addition of Rebecca Meads. Meads joins as the chair of the London white-collar practice from corporate crime boutique Peters & Peters. She arrives alongside senior associates Gavin Costelloe and Alex Swan.

This follows the firm’s hire of Jo Rickards, now co-chair of its global white-collar defence and special investigations practice, as part of a seven-shareholder coup from Mishcon de Reya in October 2021. Continue reading “Revolving Doors: BCLP hires Brown Rudnick restructuring duo as Greenberg bolsters white-collar practice”

Revolving doors: Four in three out for Squire as Ropes brings in private equity trio

Revolving doors: Four in three out for Squire as Ropes brings in private equity trio

Ropes & Gray has taken further steps towards its goal of becoming the go-to private equity practice in the city with the addition of partners Dan Oates, Simon Saitowitz and Angela Becker in the London office.

The trio, all of whom have joined from Fried Frank, are the latest in a string of London recruits by the Boston-headquartered firm, which has seen a 25% increase in fee earners in the capital since last year. All three bring expertise in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Four in three out for Squire as Ropes brings in private equity trio”

Revolving doors: Keystone makes partner group hire as Morgan Lewis builds in City

Revolving doors: Keystone makes partner group hire as Morgan Lewis builds in City

In another batch of strategic recruitment, Keystone Law’s flexible working model has attracted ten new partners, the firm has announced.

The new hires include five corporate specialists: Michael Holter, who counts aviation and e-commerce companies among his clients, and Rupert Weber, who has expertise in investments into and from Africa, arrived from McDermott Will & Emery; Keith Gilbert from Freeths, and Paul Toolan and Stephen Fuller from Ince. Additions in the real estate space include hospitality sector expert Ed John from Howard Kennedy, Amanda Lloyd from Penningtons Manches Cooper, and Minesh Patel from stevensdrake. Private client partner Simon Mackie joined from Irwin Mitchell and insurance expert Ruth Hite arrived from Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. These additions follow a dozen partner level hires in JanuaryContinue reading “Revolving doors: Keystone makes partner group hire as Morgan Lewis builds in City”