Fides Weekly Update – 14th January 2022

Hello and welcome to the first Fides Weekly Update of the year! Take a look at this week’s key trends, moves, and developments in the UK legal sector.


This Week:


Movers and Shakers


Kirkland & Ellis adds first London partner of 2022

James Roslington joins Kirkland’s Investment Funds practice from Libya-Analysis, a consulting company which specializes in sectors such as maritime security, oil, and energy, where he was a Director of Operations.

A&O hires City litigator from Norton Rose Fulbright

Michael Godden, former EMEA Head of Dispute Resolution at Norton Rose Fulbright, joins Allen & Overy as a Finance Litigation partner.

Kirkland & Ellis competition partner exits for Goodwin

Sarah Jordan, an antitrust specialist, joins Goodwin Procter from Kirkland & Ellis, where she will be building up the firm’s antitrust practice.

TLT enhances public sector offering with partner hire

Gemma Townley, who specialises in technology procurement and commercial contracts, joins TLT from Sharpe Pritchard

David Lewis Joins White & Case as a Partner in London

David Lewis, former Clifford Chance partner, joins White & Case’s Global Mergers and Acquisitions Practice.

Baker Botts Ramps Up Technology Sector Offering in London with New Corporate Partner

David Marshall, who focuses on private equity, venture capital, and technology M&A, joins Baker Bott’s Corporate team from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Revolving doors: New Year hiring spree gathers momentum

Emma Clark, a financial services M&A partner, and Edward Holmes, a private equity partner, join CMS from Linklaters and Clifford Chance, respectively.

Solicitor Also Moving To Will Disputes Team

Kamal Majevadia, former Sydney Mitchell Partner, joins the Irwin Mitchell Will, Trust and Estate Dispute team, which is the largest specialist national team in the UK.

Addleshaw Goddard Continues Recruitment Drive with Hire of Leading Energy Partner

Matthew Williams has joined the Infrastructure, Projects and Energy team at Addleshaw Goddard from Fieldfisher, where he was the Co-Head of the Energy and Natural Resources team.


Mergers & Alliances

Shakespeare Martineau joins forces with South East firm in 2022’s first merger

Weightmans strikes merger deal with RadcliffesLeBrasseur

Radcliffes couldn’t modernise, so it merged instead | The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs


Office Openings & Closings

Shoosmiths launches new outpost in Belgian capital


Promotions and Appointments

Norton Rose Fulbright unveils bumper round of 54 promotions

Six City lawyers get the nod in Reed Smith promos

Gideon Moore appointed Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

Standard Chartered appoints Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel



Acquisitions lead Knights’ H1 revenue to rise by nearly a third


Technology & Innovation

Wise general counsel moves to Santander-backed fintech

Quinn scores new competition mandate on bumper Facebook claim

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