Amid an uncharacteristically sluggish week for lateral hires, two top-50 Legal Business 100 firms have welcomed former colleagues back to their London insurance practices.
Herbert Smith Freehills has hired Will Glassey to further bolster its solicitors’ professional indemnity and regulatory practice, as well as its professional negligence offering more broadly. He joins from Mayer Brown, where he was head of insurance disputes in London and global co-head of insurance. Before moving to Mayer Brown in 2000, he was an associate in legacy Herbert Smith’s disputes team in London. Continue reading “Revolving Doors: HSF and RPC reunite with former London insurance specialists”
Veteran litigation partner Lawson Caisley has joined White & Case after nearly nine years at Allen & Overy. Caisley typically advises large corporations, financial institutions and funds on all aspects of commercial litigation and investigations, such as post-acquisition disputes as well as fraud and white-collar crime.
Markus Langen, head of disputes for White & Case in EMEA, described Caisley as a ‘highly ranked lawyer with a strong international practice’ with ‘a track record for advising a number of the world’s largest global companies on their most significant disputes’. He added: ‘The depth of his experience and expertise across sectors and industries will add further prestige and bench strength to our team in London and EMEA.’ Continue reading “Revolving doors: White & Case lures A&O disputes veteran as McDermott expands energy group”
In the latest round of lateral partner appointments, K&L Gates established a new base in Luxembourg while firms went worldwide for their strategic hires.
K&L Gates combined with Luxembourg firm Volckrick & Associates, handing the firm its eighth European branch and bringing the network worldwide up to 46 offices. Continue reading “Revolving doors: K&L Gates opens in Luxembourg as firms go global for partner hires”
There was a transactional theme to this week’s lateral partner recruitment, as Ashurst, King & Spalding, Pinsent Masons and Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) all made strategic hires, while Michelmores added a number of partners.
Seasoned private equity specialist François Hellot has joined Ashurst’s Paris office after a 12-year partnership stint at Dechert. Hellot is particularly noted for his work in the telecoms, health and biotechnology sectors, and has assisted clients on both French domestic and international matters. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Ashurst and King & Spalding expand transactional teams”
Latham & Watkins has taken a London-based partner from the magic circle again, and this time Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s experienced tax specialist Helen Lethaby has made the switch.
Lethaby has spent more than 25 years assisting clients with a variety of complex corporate tax matters, spanning capital markets and private equity deals, public and private M&A, joint ventures, demergers and restructurings. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Americans are coming as Goodwin, Latham and White & Case make senior European hires”
Proskauer has appointed M&A partner Rebecca Villarreal from Kirkland & Ellis to its London office to boost the firm’s corporate credentials.
Villarreal is an experienced adviser to private investment funds, portfolio companies and management teams on transactions spanning the financial services, real estate, industrials and chemicals, technology and consumer sectors across Europe. Continue reading “Revolving doors: All-London recruitment round as Proskauer and Trowers make corporate additions”
In a significant week of lateral partner recruitment for Squire Patton Boggs, the firm has added new teams in both London and Madrid.
In the City, the firm has hired partner Jonathan Lent from Gowling WLG. Previously co-head of Gowling’s real estate finance practice, Lent arrives at SPB alongside a director and two senior associates. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Squire Patton Boggs makes bold recruitment statement with team hires in London and Madrid”
A number of Global 100 firms have made key hires from each other internationally in a busy week for lateral recruitment.
Allen & Overy has strengthened its US leveraged finance practice by adding two new partners in New York. Gordon Mak and Stanimir Kostov have joined A&O as partners from White & Case, where they worked in its debt finance and private credit & direct lending practices, respectively. Mak was a partner at W&C, while Kostov was counsel. The announcement follows the recent hiring of A&O’s head of US leveraged finance Jake Mincemoyer, in February. Continue reading “Revolving Doors: A&O makes US leveraged finance play as Latham strengthens Middle East offering”
There was a strong international flavour to this week’s round of lateral partner appointments, with firms making key hires in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Dechert has boosted its German private equity practice with the high-profile recruitment of ex-Allen & Overy partner Dominik Stühler in Munich. A corporate and securities partner, Stühler’s practice will see him focus on domestic and cross-border deals, both M&A and private equity. Among his notable mandates, he advised PAI Partners on the €1.4bn acquisition of Armacell Group from Blackstone. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Global 100 firms bolster ranks with significant international hires”
US partner acquisitions have dominated this week’s recruitment round-up, as Cooley launched a new Chicago office off the back of an emphatic nine-partner team hire.
Corporate partner Yvan-Claude Pierre, who will split his time between Chicago and New York, is the sole Cooley presence among the ten-strong launch team, with the other nine partners all arriving from DLA Piper, Latham & Watkins and Winston & Strawn. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Further stateside expansion as Cooley opens in Chicago while Freshfields secures key hire in New York”