Law Firm Lateral Hires

Cooley’s London chief takes team to Akin

Justin Stock joins with two more partners to boost Akin’s tech transactions bench

Hogan Lovells bolsters City bench with trio of private capital hires from US rivals

Transatlantic firm adds lawyers from K&L Gates, Ropes & Gray and Weil to help target global private capital market across full investment lifecycle

Disputes boutique Alius Law hires Fladgate’s insolvency and restructuring co-head in London

Ben Drew joins as a partner, teaming up with fellow Fladgate alumni and Alius founder Bree Taylor

Taylor Wessing adds financial disputes partner from RPC in London

Parham Kouchikali has particular expertise in banking disputes, financial services and civil fraud

White & Case swoops for Ropes’ Europe secondaries lead in London

Alexandra Chauvin’s hire follows firm recruiting Ropes funds heavyweight Emily Brown last November

Orrick adds seven-lawyer healthcare regulatory team in DC, Boston

Trio of partners join from Wilson Sonsini and boutique Hooper Lundy & Bookman as Orrick continues life sciences push

Weil adds Latham PE dealmakers for Los Angeles and San Francisco launches

Tana Ryan and Navneeta Rekhi join as New York firm targets West Coast growth

Gibson Dunn secures privacy partner in London from Goodwin

Lore Leitner brings experience in GDPR-driven privacy compliance programmes as US firms cite growing demand from clients for data security and AI advice

Proskauer scoops two partners apiece from A&O Shearman and Cahill in London

A&O’s former banking co-head Philip Bowden among banking and finance quartet

Signature opens in Frankfurt with double partner hire from Mayer Brown

Partners recruited to co-found disputes firm’s third European office outside London base

Freshfields recruits Skadden New York head of tax

Steven Matays joins Magic Circle firm as it continues to push for more US market share

McDermott boosts London real estate practice with double Fried Frank hire

Arrival of Darren Rogers and Devina Rana will establish ‘more visible and cohesive offering in London and across Europe’

Paul Hastings absorbs 12-lawyer litigation team in Paris from local boutique

Top flight white collar and investigations partner Antonin Lévy takes entire team from Antonin Lévy & Associés to US firm

Paul Hastings adds finance partner in London from Weil

Reena Gogna latest hire to boost US firm’s lender-side leveraged finance offering in the City

Ashurst hires pair of senior Indian lawyers as international firms ramp up interest in India market

Anglo-Australian firm identifies India as a ‘key strategic focus’ as it recruits former partners from Khaitan & Co to grow global practice

Cadwalader duo join Greenberg Traurig in London

Departures come less than a week after Cadwalader loses four-partner finance team in London to King & Spalding

Linklaters real estate team departs for Swedish independent

Former real estate transactions practice heads Magnus Lidman and Anna Eriksson take five associates to Gernandt & Danielsson

King & Spalding adds four-partner finance team in London from Cadwalader

Fund finance and ESG partners make the move alongside team of associates

Norton Rose Fulbright hires 12-strong investigations team from BCLP in the US

Group includes four partners and will be spread across firm’s St. Louis and Denver offices

Travers Smith hires Blackstone Credit legal counsel to bolster funds group

Joel Grossmark joins as a partner and will help grow Travers Smith’s retailisation practice