Weekly Update – 22nd May 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland Van Bael & Bellis Launches London International Trade Practice, Hires Ashurst, Crowell Veterans Brussels-headquartered Van Bael & Bellis has hired senior lawyers from Ashurst and Crowell & Moring to launch a London-based international trade group.  Michelle Linderman is set to join the new team from Crowell & Moring, where she has […]

Weekly Update – 15th of May 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland BCLP Continues Rebuilding With 3 Partnership Additions Amid Busy Hiring Market The firm has strengthened its London white-collar and regulatory practice with the addition of David Rundle, a former criminal barrister who spent almost a decade at U.S. firm Wilmer Hale, where he was counsel. HFW Flies In Aviation Heavyweight from […]

Weekly Update – 9th of May 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland Freshfields Appoints Next London Disputes Head The move comes after former head, Mark Sansom, was appointed London managing partner. Effective May 1, litigation partner Andrew Austin steps up to the role. The change in leadership follows the appointment of former London dispute resolution head, Mark Sansom, to London managing partner last […]

Weekly Update – 2nd of May 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland White & Case Hires Kirkland London Antitrust Partner Michael Engel was partner for just over two years at Kirkland. Prior to that, he was part of Sullivan & Cromwell’s European competition team for over a decade, and also spent a two-year stint at the legal arm of Goldman Sachs’ investment banking […]

‘Wish you were here…’ Dublin’s Gravitational Pull as an Investment Funds Hotspot

Since the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016, many international law firms have been seeking new outposts in order to maintain their access to the EU market. Among the most popular destinations for firms looking to retain that access is Dublin, Ireland. Post-Brexit restrictions have made it more difficult for UK-based lawyers to […]

Weekly Update – 24th of April 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland Eversheds Adds HSF Energy Finance Veteran to London Ranks Eversheds Sutherland has added Herbert Smith Freehills’ former infrastructure M&A finance lead David Wyles to its London office, further strengthening its growing energy & infrastructure offering. Deloitte Legal Seals Eighth UK Partner Hire Within Last Year Andy Casey, who was global head […]

Weekly Update – 17th of April 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland London Boutique Launches White-Collar Practice with Another Lateral From HSF Herbert Smith Freehills partner Dan Hudson has joined disputes boutique Seladore, becoming the latest partner to follow the same route.   EMEA HSF Announces New Antitrust Leadership Kyriakos Fountoukakos to serve as managing partner of global competition and trade team. Signature […]

Weekly Update – 10th April 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland Herbert Smith Freehills Builds in Real Estate with Ashurst Practice Head Herbert Smith Freehills has added to its London real estate practice with the hire of partner Matthew Bool, who will join the firm’s non-contentious construction team. Withers Swoops For Fieldfisher Real Estate Partner Law firm Withers has strengthened its London […]

Weekly Update – 3rd of April 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland Ashurst expands London disputes coverage with partner hire from Goldman Sachs Banking litigation and investigations lawyer Philip Linton returns to private practice after 12 years at Goldman Latham & Watkins secures antitrust partner in London from Linklaters Leading merger control practitioner Simon Pritchard joins US firm after 10 years at magic […]