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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Revolving doors: Latham revisits CC for finance hire as DLA recruits BCLP duo in London

Revolving doors: Latham revisits CC for finance hire as DLA recruits BCLP duo in London

Defying the pre-Christmas lull in City laterals, Latham & Watkins last week returned to Clifford Chance to bolster its finance bench as DLA Piper expanded its infrastructure disputes team with a double hire.

Latham hired CC infrastructure and real estate veteran Stephen Curtis to its London finance team. Curtis, who had been at the Magic Circle firm since 1991 and a partner since 2000, advises on structured finance transactions in the regulated utility, infrastructure and real estate sectors, as well as corporate securitisations. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Latham revisits CC for finance hire as DLA recruits BCLP duo in London”

Revolving doors: Shoosmiths hires first COO as DWF acquires small Australian firm and others look to the continent

Revolving doors: Shoosmiths hires first COO as DWF acquires small Australian firm and others look to the continent

City lateral recruitment was quiet last week, with firms instead hiring in Europe as Shoosmiths appointed a chief operating officer (COO) and DWF made another acquisition.

Paul Hastings hired the former director of legal affairs for the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), Nicola Bonucci, as a partner to its Paris office. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Shoosmiths hires first COO as DWF acquires small Australian firm and others look to the continent”

Revolving doors: City hires aplenty as Goodwin adds Kirkland PE player and Weil makes restructuring lateral

Revolving doors: City hires aplenty as Goodwin adds Kirkland PE player and Weil makes restructuring lateral

Leading US firms have continued to ramp up lateral recruitment in London as Goodwin Procter hired a private equity partner from Kirkland & Ellis and Weil, Gotshal & Manges added to its restructuring bench.

Goodwin hired Kirkland partner Carl Bradshaw to its private equity group. Bradshaw focuses on cross-border private equity deals and has worked on deals including leveraged buyouts, carve-outs, public-to-privates, consortium deals and co-investments. Continue reading “Revolving doors: City hires aplenty as Goodwin adds Kirkland PE player and Weil makes restructuring lateral”

Revolving doors: Simmons and CMS make City banking and pensions hires as Gibson Dunn bolsters its Paris bench

Revolving doors: Simmons and CMS make City banking and pensions hires as Gibson Dunn bolsters its Paris bench

In another muted patch for City laterals, Simmons & Simmons and CMS were the only firms to hire in London last week as Gibson Dunn & Crutcher recruited to its employment bench and HFW hired in Hong Kong.

Simmons has added to its international banking practice with the hire of Kirsty Barnes, Gowling WLG’s head of banking and finance in the UK. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Simmons and CMS make City banking and pensions hires as Gibson Dunn bolsters its Paris bench”

Revolving Doors: Proskauer and TLT hire in the City as Clydes insurance head retires

Revolving Doors: Proskauer and TLT hire in the City as Clydes insurance head retires

Proskauer and TLT have added to their funds and banking practices in what was a quiet week generally for City lateral hires.

Proskauer has hired regulatory specialist Kirsten Lapham to its global private funds practice. She joins the firm’s London office as partner from Ropes & Gray where she was counsel in the asset management group. Continue reading “Revolving Doors: Proskauer and TLT hire in the City as Clydes insurance head retires”