Weekly Update – 30th of January 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland Shearman’s EMEA, Asia M&A Head Quits for Sidley Austin Another Shearman & Sterling partner has quit the firm amid its merger talks with Hogan Lovells. HSF Adds Kirkland Private Debt Partner To London Office Herbert Smith Freehills has strengthened its London finance practice with the addition of a Kirkland & Ellis […]

Weekly Update – 24th of January 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland Morrison Foerster secures senior Bank of England adviser to bolster London fintech offering Top 40 US law firm Morrison Foerster (MoFo) has hired a Bank of England senior adviser to boost its financial services and fintech offering in London. Macfarlanes invests in funds team with partner hire from Sidley Austin Top […]

Weekly Update – 16th of January 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland Cleary Gottlieb has added more partners to its London office Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has continued a recent push to grow its London office, hitting Dechert for its most recent lateral additions. CMS Expands Financial Services Practice with Partner Hire CMS has expanded its financial services practice with a partner […]

Weekly Update – 9th of January 2023

Moves: UK & Ireland 5 Shearman Partners Quit As Firm Eyes ‘Weighted’ Vote On Hogan Lovells Merger Five partners have quit Shearman & Sterling as the firm prepares for a possible merger with Hogan Lovells. Clydes hires 19-strong team from DWF Insurance expansion is continuing at Clyde & Co as the firm has recruited a […]

Annual Review 2022

The end of the year is approaching making it the perfect time to look back on all the legal developments that have taken place throughout the year.  From law firms’ financials to the transfer market, or the challenges that the legal industry has had to face – in this article we review the year in […]

Weekly Update – 19th of December 2022

2022 In Review: The Top 10 UK Partner Moves, 2022 Major teams and star individuals moved firms throughout the year, with exits still grabbing the market in the final weeks of 2022. There has been no let up when it comes to talent moves within the U.K.’s legal industry in 2022, with both individual partners […]

Weekly Update – 12th of December 2022

Moves: UK & Ireland Wilmer Cutler Makes Rare London Lateral Hire Fellow U.S. headquartered firm Dorsey & Whitney has also added to its London ranks in a rare move. Osborne Clark UK Leader To Take Up San Francisco-Based Role After Term Ends Osborne Clarke U.K. managing partner Ray Berg will take up a new role […]

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 […]

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 […]