Revolving doors: CMS makes double corporate play in London as New Year hiring spree gathers momentum

Revolving doors: CMS makes double corporate play in London as New Year hiring spree gathers momentum

In an extraordinarily busy week for partner recruitment, CMS has made an eye-catching corporate play in London with two Magic Circle hires.

Financial services M&A partner Emma Clark arrives from Linklaters, while private equity specialist Edward Holmes joins from Clifford Chance, where he was a senior associate. The double addition will bring the number of partners in the CMS corporate practice to 79 in the UK. Continue reading “Revolving doors: CMS makes double corporate play in London as New Year hiring spree gathers momentum”

Revolving doors: Global 100 firms kick off new year with heavyweight hires

Revolving doors: Global 100 firms kick off new year with heavyweight hires

Continuing the frenetic pace of recruitment displayed throughout 2021, 2022 has begun with Allen & Overy (A&O) adding an established antitrust partner from Sidley.

Kristina Nordlander was previously global co-head of antitrust at Sidley, and she has more than 23 years’ experience advising clients on both sides of the Atlantic. Her practice has a broad EU antitrust and EU litigation focus, with a particular strength in the tech and life sciences sectors. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Global 100 firms kick off new year with heavyweight hires”

Revolving doors: Management merry-go-round as CC, Mayer Brown and Watson Farley name new leaders

Revolving doors: Management merry-go-round as CC, Mayer Brown and Watson Farley name new leaders

Capping off a week of significant change in big law’s C-suites, Clifford Chance has appointed financial markets partner Charles Adams as its next managing partner.

Adams will succeed incumbent Matthew Layton on 1 May 2022, when he will commence a four-year term. For his part, Layton was re-appointed for a second term in 2017, after improving operational rigour, bolstering partner performance and ushering in shake-ups to CC’s historically restrictive lockstep model . During Layton’s second term, CC boosted revenues by 35% and profit per equity partner by 65%. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Management merry-go-round as CC, Mayer Brown and Watson Farley name new leaders”

Revolving doors: Bumper week for Taylor Wessing with team hire in Poland and double partner swoop in London

Revolving doors: Bumper week for Taylor Wessing with team hire in Poland and double partner swoop in London

Taylor Wessing dominated this week’s lateral partner recruitment, with eye-catching expansion both at home and abroad.

In Poland, the firm has taken on a ten-lawyer team from Deloitte Legal. The group is led by partners Łukasz Szymański and Zbigniew Korba, who together will strengthen the firm’s banking and finance and real estate capabilities in the region. As a result of this team hire, Taylor Wessing’s lawyer headcount has swelled to more than 30 in Poland. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Bumper week for Taylor Wessing with team hire in Poland and double partner swoop in London”

Revolving doors: White & Case lands corporate heavyweight from Clifford Chance as Hogan Lovells makes German team hire

Revolving doors: White & Case lands corporate heavyweight from Clifford Chance as Hogan Lovells makes German team hire

Headlining the latest round of lateral partner appointments, White & Case has made an eye-catching move for Clifford Chance’s former co-head of mining and metals, David Lewis.

Lewis specialises in M&A, joint ventures and equity investments with a primary focus on the mining, metals and energy sectors. Continue reading “Revolving doors: White & Case lands corporate heavyweight from Clifford Chance as Hogan Lovells makes German team hire”

Revolving doors: Cleary makes Bay Area move as HogLov and Squire enhance Africa offerings

Revolving doors: Cleary makes Bay Area move as HogLov and Squire enhance Africa offerings

In a bold Bay Area play, Cleary Gottlieb has announced that it is opening in California with the arrival of renowned antitrust trial lawyer Heather Nyong’o and the relocation of a team of partners and associates from its New York and Washington DC offices to Palo Alto and San Francisco.

Nyong’o was partner-in-charge of WilmerHale’s San Francisco office and leader of its California antitrust and competition practice. She joins long-standing Cleary antitrust partners Brian Byrne and George Cary, white-collar partner Jennifer Kennedy Park, M&A partner Benet O’Reilly, and a team of six associates. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Cleary makes Bay Area move as HogLov and Squire enhance Africa offerings”

Revolving doors: Capita appoints new legal chief as Clifford Chance lures back former PE star

Revolving doors: Capita appoints new legal chief as Clifford Chance lures back former PE star

In a major in-house move, professional services company Capita has appointed Claire Denton as its new chief general counsel and company secretary.

Denton joins from Aveva Group, where she has been group general counsel and company secretary since 2015. In her new position she will report directly to Capita’s chief executive, Jon Lewis, and will sit on the company’s executive committee. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Capita appoints new legal chief as Clifford Chance lures back former PE star”

Revolving doors: Mishcon expands in Singapore as Squire takes on Madrid buyout team

Revolving doors: Mishcon expands in Singapore as Squire takes on Madrid buyout team

Bouncing back from a swathe of pre-IPO disputes partner exits, Mishcon de Reya has made a senior contentious hire in Singapore.

Arriving with significant in-house experience from his most recent role as senior legal counsel at QBE Insurance, Henry Winter is a dual commercial litigation and arbitration specialist who also has considerable experience dealing with regulators across Asia Pacific. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Mishcon expands in Singapore as Squire takes on Madrid buyout team”

Revolving doors: HSF takes two senior New York litigators from Hogan Lovells as Littler expands in Portugal

Revolving doors: HSF takes two senior New York litigators from Hogan Lovells as Littler expands in Portugal

Amid a hectic week for lateral partner recruitment, Herbert Smith Freehills has picked up two former Hogan Lovells financial litigation partners in New York to boost its US operations.

A significant blow for Hogan Lovells, global head of financial services litigation Marc Gottridge and New York administrative partner and fellow financial litigator Lisa Fried are the high-profile departures. Continue reading “Revolving doors: HSF takes two senior New York litigators from Hogan Lovells as Littler expands in Portugal”

Revolving doors: Goodwin lures capital markets guru as Ashurst boosts derivatives practice

Revolving doors: Goodwin lures capital markets guru as Ashurst boosts derivatives practice

Amid the latest round of lateral hires, Goodwin has picked up capital markets partner and ESG specialist Ariel White-Tsimikalis from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in London.

White-Tsimikalis specialises in advising investment banks, corporates and private equity funds on equity capital markets transactions, but also offers advice to listed clients on their ESG obligations. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Goodwin lures capital markets guru as Ashurst boosts derivatives practice”