Charlie Geffen had lost an election last autumn to be chairman of the newly merged firm and his departure was not entirely unexpected. Mark Sperotto is said to be one Ashurst's most profitable partners, according to The Lawyer. Gibson Dunn has 22 partners in its London office.
02 October 2014 at 12:59 BST
Gibson Dunn picks up two Ashurst top partners
Former senior partner Charlie Geffen is departing with Mark Sperotto.