Revolving doors: Alston & Bird adds London structured finance partner as Signature’s Bushell departs

Revolving doors: Alston & Bird adds London structured finance partner as Signature’s Bushell departs

City recruitment clearly slowed down last week but  Alston & Bird  managed to add to its relatively new City branch while Signature Litigation partner Simon Bushell leaves the firm after three years.

Atlanta-based Alston & Bird has hired structured finance partner James Fisher from Reed Smith to its finance practice in London. He has experience advising  corporate trust and agency clients on the full gamut of deals, including securitisations and CDOs. He also focuses on post-closing matters such as restructurings, defaults, remediations and exercises of discretion. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Alston & Bird adds London structured finance partner as Signature’s Bushell departs”

Revolving doors: Orrick adds four-partner WFW projects team as Taylor Wessing invests in employment bench

Revolving doors: Orrick adds four-partner WFW projects team as Taylor Wessing invests in employment bench

After an eventful week and with many lawyers  working from home until further notice, City firms and US rivals continue to ramp up hires as Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Taylor Wessing and Pinsent Masons all made hires in London.  

Orrick appointed a four-partner team to its energy and infrastructure practice in London from Watson Farley & Williams. The team includes energy and infrastructure partners Evan Stergoulis, Simon Alsey and Ravinder Sandhu, as well as real estate partner Simon Folley. Stergoulis will co-head the firm’s global renewables practice.  Continue reading “Revolving doors: Orrick adds four-partner WFW projects team as Taylor Wessing invests in employment bench”

Revolving doors: Akin Gump adds to levfin bench as Eversheds and TLT hire disputes partners

Revolving doors: Akin Gump adds to levfin bench as Eversheds and TLT hire disputes partners

In a week that saw firms on high alert due to coronavirus, the City lateral market has maintained a steady pace as Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld appointed a finance partner and both Eversheds Sutherland and TLT added to their dispute resolution benches.

Akin Gump added leveraged finance partner Amy Kennedy from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in London. Kennedy represents private equity sponsors in leveraged buyouts, as well as banks and other financial institutions. She has worked in sectors including oil and gas, telecoms, real estate and retail. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Akin Gump adds to levfin bench as Eversheds and TLT hire disputes partners”

Revolving doors: Addleshaws, Proskauer and MoFo bolster London benches as CC looks to US

Revolving doors: Addleshaws, Proskauer and MoFo bolster London benches as CC looks to US

City recruitment maintained momentum last week as Addleshaw Goddard hired a commercial partner, Proskauer Rose added a litigation partner and Morrison and Foerster made a finance play.

Addleshaws appointed Lewis Silkin partner Nathalie Moreno to its data and information practice in London. Moreno advises multinational clients on UK, French and EU data protection, privacy and cyber security issues as well as compliance programmes and audit projects.  Continue reading “Revolving doors: Addleshaws, Proskauer and MoFo bolster London benches as CC looks to US”

Revolving doors: White & Case appoints Sidley tax lawyer as McDermott returns to Hogan Lovells for corporate partner

Revolving doors: White & Case appoints Sidley tax lawyer as McDermott returns to Hogan Lovells for corporate partner

US players dominated the City recruitment drive last week as White & Case appointed a partner to its global tax practice, McDermott Will & Emery hired another Hogan Lovells partner and DLA Piper’s UK tax head rejoined Greenberg Traurig.

White & Case added Sidley Austin partner Will Smith to its global tax practice in London. Smith advises on international and UK tax matters particularly on tax aspects of cross-border investments, the setting-up of acquisitions, financing structures, real estate deals, M&A transactions and group reorganisations. Continue reading “Revolving doors: White & Case appoints Sidley tax lawyer as McDermott returns to Hogan Lovells for corporate partner”

Revolving doors: Taylor Wessing bolsters City real estate bench as Clydes revisits Keoghs for Manchester hire

Revolving doors: Taylor Wessing bolsters City real estate bench as Clydes revisits Keoghs for Manchester hire

In a muted week for the City recruitment market, Taylor Wessing made the only noteworthy London hire while Clyde & Co focused its attention on its Manchester office, revisiting Keogh for another lateral.

Taylor Wessing hired City real estate lawyer Matthew Swainston from Forsters where he was a partner for more than 14 years. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Taylor Wessing bolsters City real estate bench as Clydes revisits Keoghs for Manchester hire”

Revolving doors: Goodwin appoints BCLP real estate partner as Mayer Brown hires White & Case City projects pair

Revolving doors: Goodwin appoints BCLP real estate partner as Mayer Brown hires White & Case City projects pair

American players dominated City recruitment last week as Goodwin Procter appointed a real estate partner, Mayer Brown made two hires to its banking & finance practice and Locke Lord recruited to its energy practice.

Goodwin has appointed real estate investment funds partner Justin Cornelius in London. He joined from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner where he was leader of funds and investment management. He focuses on the establishment and operation of unlisted pooled investment funds, private equity funds and joint ventures. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Goodwin appoints BCLP real estate partner as Mayer Brown hires White & Case City projects pair”

Revolving doors: Swings and roundabouts for Squires and Addleshaws as 2Birds fills real estate gap

Revolving doors: Swings and roundabouts for Squires and Addleshaws as 2Birds fills real estate gap

City hires picked up pace again last week after a fallow patch as leading firms made prominent additions to a number of key practice areas. Squire Patton Boggs hired to its private equity practice while Bird & Bird and Addleshaw Goddard strengthened their real estate benches.

Squires added to its global corporate practice in London with the hire of Stephen Ball. He joined the firm’s international private equity team as a partner from KPMG where he served as chief executive and vice chairman. Ball advises on financial services, risk, strategy and corporate governance for global banks, companies, private equity firms, hedge funds and governments. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Swings and roundabouts for Squires and Addleshaws as 2Birds fills real estate gap”

Revolving doors: Cooley recruits another Latham partner as Harbottle makes private capital play

Revolving doors: Cooley recruits another Latham partner as Harbottle makes private capital play

Cooley has kicked off the February lateral market in London by returning to US rival Latham & Watkins for a capital markets hire as Harbottle & Lewis and Dechert also made plays.

Cooley hired from Latham’s capital markets practice for the second time in under a year, recruiting partner David Boles. He advises on international capital markets and securities regulation and represents investment banks, issuers and investors. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Cooley recruits another Latham partner as Harbottle makes private capital play”

Revolving doors: Goodwin recruits CMS private equity head as Shoosmiths adds cyber partner in London

Revolving doors: Goodwin recruits CMS private equity head as Shoosmiths adds cyber partner in London

In a relatively subdued week for the London lateral market, Goodwin Procter and Shoosmiths made the only noteworthy hires in the City.

Goodwin secured a prominent hire to its private equity group, recruiting CMS’ private equity head James Grimwood to its London office. Grimwood has experience in advising on M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. He has acted on private equity transactions for institutions and management teams. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Goodwin recruits CMS private equity head as Shoosmiths adds cyber partner in London”