Weekly Update – 5th of December 2022

Moves: UK & Ireland Fried Frank builds up PE team with Kirkland hire A Kirkland & Ellis partner is joining Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson as the latter’s private equity rebuild continues. Rachel Wolfenden is making the move, having been at Kirkland for seven years. She joined in 2015 as an associate and made […]

The war for talent – The rising demand for legal talent collides with lawyers evolving expectations.

The global legal market is in the process of changing in the face of recent and emerging developments. Cost pressures, regulatory changes, the challenges of scale and global footprint, advances in technology, and the expectations of a new generation of lawyers entering the profession are causing a shift in the market. How leadership teams respond, […]

Weekly Update – 28th November 2022

Moves: UK & Ireland A&O swoops to recruit Shearman finance partner A finance partner, who has been at Shearman & Sterling for 16 years, is moving to Allen & Overy. Marwa Elborai specialises in both capital markets and leveraged finance. She was given the nod to partner in 2016. From secondment to GC: Ropes partner […]

Weekly Update – 21st November 2022

Moves:  UK & Ireland  Cleary expands City M&A team with Linklaters recruit Linklaters’ Nick Rumsby is leaving the magic circle firm for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s London office. Rumsby has been a lifer of Linklaters, joining as a trainee in 1997 and promoted to partner a decade later. Macfarlanes hires pensions partner from Hogan […]

Weekly Update – 14th November 2022

Moves:  UK & Ireland  Hogan Lovells London Corporate Heavyweight Exits For Vinson & Elkins His move will go some way to rebuilding Vinson & Elkins’ London outpost, which has suffered several losses in recent months. Former Top Lawyer at HSBC Joins Oracle as Legal Chief Stuart Levey is taking the legal reins of the software […]

Weekly Update – 7th November 2022

Moves: UK & Ireland Senior arbitration talent departs Matrix Chambers for 3 Verulam Buildings in London International arbitration specialist Professor Zachary Douglas KC has joined 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) in London from Matrix Chambers, marking the latter’s second major silk exit since the start of last month. A&O and CMS hire in-house talent as gunnercooke […]

Weekly Update – 31st October 2022

Moves: UK & Ireland Paul Hastings doubles down on debt finance with team raid on Weil Paul Hastings hired a finance capital markets duo from Weil Gotshal & Manges, despite the recent slowdown in deals activity in the market. Partner Patrick Bright, who heads Weil’s European high yield team, and partner Alexander Horstmann-Caines are leaving […]

Weekly Update – 24th October 2022

    Moves: UK & Ireland Kirkland & Ellis hires London M&A partner from Clifford Chance in latest European infrastructure push Kirkland & Ellis hired M&A specialist Toby Parkinson from Clifford Chance to boost its infrastructure transactions coverage in Europe. Parkinson was co-head of Clifford Chance’s global infrastructure group and now joins Kirkland in London […]

Weekly Update – 17th October 2022

Moves: UK & Ireland Dentons continues to build in Dublin with hire of William Fry’s debt capital markets head Dentons hired banking and finance partner Matthew Cahill from William Fry as it continues to build up the Dublin office it launched in 2020. Cahill joins as a partner, bringing with him more than three decades […]

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