Fides Weekly Update – 27th May 2016

Hello and welcome to the Fides Weekly Update. Take a look at this week’s key trends, moves and developments in legal and compliance.

We are delighted to announce the addition of Max Alfano to the team at Fides Search. Max has developed a great reputation with candidates and clients alike across the Buy Side and brings a wealth of knowledge and recruitment experience to the table. His skill set complements our strategy to be a leading search partner for our clients across financial services.

Max has developed experience working with clients across the spectrum of Legal and Compliance. He brings significant industry experience and an exceptional network. He has developed a reputation as a trusted advisor and fantastic recruitment consultant.

Fides Search saw an opportunity to tap into his knowledge of the buy-side to also support our work with law firms in both consultancy and search work.

‘It has become increasingly important to support clients across the spectrum of legal and compliance. We have also seen an increase in regulatory pressure which is impacting on the Buy side. Max is not only an exceptional addition to the team but he also has a fantastic track record in working with the Buy side and the financial services sector in general. We are delighted to welcome him to the team and look forward to introducing him in due course’. Ed Parker, Director

This week:

Regulation, Funds & Brexit: An Asset Management Commentary

The UK asset management market has seen the greatest number of outflows since the recession in January this year, with investors growing increasingly frustrated with volatile markets. The impending referendum with debating on a potential Brexit has only added to potential woes. Global Stocks dropped significantly with fears of China’s slowing economy & currency depreciations.

Seemingly, with ‘banker bashing’ becoming a subject of a bygone era, focus has turned towards the asset management industry, with the FCA continuing … Click here to read further 

Movers & Shakers of the week 


Linklaters vote in new senior partner
Charlie Jacobs has been appointed senior partner at Linklaters, following Robert Elliot’s term in the position

Freshfields appoints three new sector heads
London partner Natasha Good is to become the new co-head of their TMT group, New York partner Valerie Ford Jacob will serve as co-head of the financial institutions group and Brussels partner Rafique Bachour has been appointed co-head of the general industries group


Weil Gotshal build London corporate practice
Corporate partner James MacArthur leave Herbert Smith Freehills to join Weil, Gotshal & Manges in London

DLA expand Middle East capabilities
DLA Piper has hired Ramsey Jurdi as a partner in their Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations team in the Middle East. Jurdi joins from Chadbourne & Parke’s Dubai office

Linklaters lose three London partners to Kirkland
Kirkland & Ellis has hired private equity partner Stuart Boyd, corporate partner David Holdsworth and private equity tax partner Tim Lowe, all from Linklaters’ London office

A&O strengthens tax practice
Allen & Overy hires Daniela Trötscher in its Frankfurt office as partner. She was previously a partner at Ernst & Young

Office Openings & Closings

Last of the Bingham McCutchen team to move into Akin Gump’s offices
The 21-partner team from former US law firm Bingham McCutchen has joined colleagues from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in their offices at Bishops Square in London.

Quinn Emanuel open in Switzerland 
Quin Emanuel has launched their eighth European office in Zurich

Clyde & Co open in Miami
Clyde & Co has opened a Miami office with a five partner litigation team from litigation firm Thornton Davis Fein

Partner Promotions

King & Wood Mallesons promote six in Europe, UK and Middle East, which includes three in London 

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