Revolving doors: Kirkland snaps up A&O antitrust partner as Deloitte loses TMT trio

Revolving doors: Kirkland snaps up A&O antitrust partner as Deloitte loses TMT trio

The appetite for competition, tech and disputes partners is the theme of this week’s recruitment round up.

Kirkland & Ellis bolstered its antitrust and competition practice with the hire of Alasdair Balfour from Allen & Overy. Balfour brings 25 years of experience in merger control, foreign investment, antitrust conduct investigations and litigation, and a focus on securing merger control clearances. His arrival goes some way to recoup the departures of two antitrust partners to US competitors this year, following Sarah Jordan’s move to Goodwin in January and Annie Herdman to Ropes & Gray in March. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Kirkland snaps up A&O antitrust partner as Deloitte loses TMT trio”

Revolving Doors: White & Case expands transatlantic banking offering as Squire Patton Boggs builds out data protection team

Revolving Doors: White & Case expands transatlantic banking offering as Squire Patton Boggs builds out data protection team

White & Case has announced additions to its banking and finance practice on both sides of the Atlantic. Paul Yin joins the London team from Skadden, where he was European counsel and specialises in acquisition, real estate and general corporate financings, while the Boston office welcomed the arrival of Jessica Ball and Jessica Shearer. The pair move over from Proskauer Rose and will join the US private credit and direct lending practice.

Eliza McDougall, regional section head of Americas banking, said: ‘Their arrival comes at a time when the private debt markets are placing a premium on the highest quality of financing advice. Bringing these partners on board further strengthens our market-leading capabilities, while supporting the continued growth of our practice.’ Continue reading “Revolving Doors: White & Case expands transatlantic banking offering as Squire Patton Boggs builds out data protection team”

Revolving doors: Addleshaw launches three new offices while Freshfields competition partner departs for MoFo

Revolving doors: Addleshaw launches three new offices while Freshfields competition partner departs for MoFo

Addleshaw Goddard has announced the launch of three new European offices this week, opening a new Luxemburg base and adding two new German offices.

The Luxemburg office will be led by Fieldfisher’s former head of corporate and banking, Richard Ledain Santiago. Santiago, who joined Fieldfisher in 2018 from Allen & Overy, will focus on funds and funds finance work. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Addleshaw launches three new offices while Freshfields competition partner departs for MoFo”

Revolving doors: three in two out for Linklaters as Cooley bolsters transatlantic competition practice

Revolving doors: three in two out for Linklaters as Cooley bolsters transatlantic competition practice

Linklaters has lured three lawyers from US firm Vinson & Elkins to its leveraged finance practice in its home market, London. V&E’s former City head of finance and M&A Noel Hughes has joined, alongside fellow partner Giacomo Reali and Christianne Williams, who was counsel at V&E.

Hughes focuses on advising on high-yield bonds and leveraged buyouts across a broad range of industries, both in the European and US markets while Reali, who speaks six languages, advises on high-yield debt transactions, bridge financings and preferred equity investments with a particular focus on the Italian market. Continue reading “Revolving doors: three in two out for Linklaters as Cooley bolsters transatlantic competition practice”

Revolving doors: Greenberg continues City hiring spree as Jones Day snaps up Hogan Lovells antitrust partner

Revolving doors: Greenberg continues City hiring spree as Jones Day snaps up Hogan Lovells antitrust partner

US firms have dominated another week of lateral recruitment with notable hires in the City and overseas.

Greenberg Traurig has added real estate finance partner Daniyal Ansari from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Ansari, who is described as ‘technically excellent’ in The Legal 500’s 2022 guide, advises on investment, development, and complex structured debt matters globally. Real estate is a key focus of Greenberg’s London office, which has seen major expansion over the past 12 months with 10 partner hires. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Greenberg continues City hiring spree as Jones Day snaps up Hogan Lovells antitrust partner”

Revolving doors: OC opens in Warsaw with local hires as US players ramp up in the City

Revolving doors: OC opens in Warsaw with local hires as US players ramp up in the City

Osborne Clarke has expanded its European footprint through a new office in Poland, securing a team of 30 lawyers from domestic firms to staff the Warsaw hub.

The new team, which comprises six partners, 24 lawyers and four business services staff, features a strong contingent from Polish professional services firm MDDP, with former MDDP Law managing partner and M&A specialist Tomasz Olkiewicz being selected as co-managing partner for OC’s new Polish operations. He will be supported in the top job by Olgierd Świerzewski, previously chief executive and head of the technology transaction group at Kochański & Partners. Continue reading “Revolving doors: OC opens in Warsaw with local hires as US players ramp up in the City”

Revolving doors: Mayer Brown lures White & Case’s funds chief as A&O continues its US expansion

Revolving doors: Mayer Brown lures White & Case’s funds chief as A&O continues its US expansion

Mayer Brown has bolstered its London corporate and securities team with the addition of White & Case’s head of funds and investment management, Matthew Griffin.

Griffin acts for sponsors, institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds on fund formations and fund investments and his appointment marks the firm’s push globally to strengthen its PE team. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Mayer Brown lures White & Case’s funds chief as A&O continues its US expansion”

Revolving doors: one in one out for Hogan Lovells as transactional hiring spree continues

Revolving doors: one in one out for Hogan Lovells as transactional hiring spree continues

The fight to bolster transactional teams globally rattles on in the latest round of partner recruitment.

Shearman & Sterling is expanding its London M&A team with the addition of corporate finance partner Maegen Morrison. Morrison joins from Hogan Lovells and has a broad practice covering public and private M&A and capital markets transactions. Continue reading “Revolving doors: one in one out for Hogan Lovells as transactional hiring spree continues”

Revolving doors: Major restructuring hire for Bakers while former SFO chief Green QC leaves Slaughters

Revolving doors: Major restructuring hire for Bakers while former SFO chief Green QC leaves Slaughters

In the latest round of lateral partner recruitment, Baker McKenzie has appointed a leading restructuring and insolvency partner in London.

Sarah Smith, who joins the firm from Dechert, will be tasked with expanding Baker’s restructuring and insolvency practice in London, EMEA and beyond. She has a broad finance practice focusing mainly on financial restructuring, as well as securitisation and financial services regulatory advice and the impact of bank capital requirements on the structuring of financing transactions. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Major restructuring hire for Bakers while former SFO chief Green QC leaves Slaughters”

Revolving doors: Keystone makes a dozen senior hires as UK partner recruitment ramps up

Revolving doors: Keystone makes a dozen senior hires as UK partner recruitment ramps up

Keystone Law has continued to attract senior lawyers to its non-traditional model, adding 12 partner-level hires across multiple practice areas.

Banking and finance partner Greg Kahn arrives from Dentons; employment of counsel Audrey Williams joins from Simmons & Simmons; construction and projects partner Claudia Otto switches from Armstrong Teasdale; restructuring and insolvency specialist Cory Bebb jumps over from JMW; while the former head of immigration at Edwin Coe, Dhruti Thakrar,  also makes the switch. Continue reading “Revolving doors: Keystone makes a dozen senior hires as UK partner recruitment ramps up”