Law Firm Lateral Hires

Simmons & Simmons expands in Ireland with banking partner hire from DLA Piper

Kate Curneen will join the firm’s financial markets team in Dublin

Paul Hastings snaps up two Latham partners in London

Investigations and litigation team boosted by arrival of Stuart Alford KC and Oliver Browne

Trowers hires Farrer & Co’s arbitration head as it wins licence to open in Singapore

Arrival of Hendrik Puschmann comes as UK firm finalises its plans to launch in Asia’s premier arbitration hub

Orrick cites firmwide sector focus as second large Italian team departs, joining BonelliErede

Both long-serving co-founders of US firm’s Italian arm have left this week, following departues for Hogan Lovells and now BonelliErede

Former FERC chairman James Danly rejoins Skadden to head energy regulatory group

Washington DC-based Danly spent seven years at government energy regulator

Hogan Lovells secures 23-lawyer finance and M&A team in Italy from Orrick

Veteran finance partner Patrizio Messina leads departures representing one third of Orrick’s Italian lawyers

Gateley and Fidal target African disputes with senior arbitration hires

Perenami Momodu joins Gateley from Aelex Legal, while Manuel Tomas joins Fidal from Foley Hoag

Simpson Thacher raids Skadden for London disputes partner

David Edwards to co-lead European disputes practice alongside Tyler Robinson

Polsinelli secures 10-strong Maynard Nexsen cybersecurity team

Team including four former Maynard practice leaders joins across Birmingham, Raleigh and New York

Arnold & Porter adds six partner team across US from BCLP

Multi-practice team joins across Chicago, Denver and New York

Former Director of Public Prosecutions Sir Max Hill KC joins King & Spalding in London

Atlanta-based firm cites ‘ever-increasing convergence of the civil, criminal and regulatory strands of the law’

Paul Weiss secures Dechert’s mass tort co-head in Los Angeles

Kimberly Branscome joins having counselled GSK, 3M and Johnson & Johnson in high-profile litigation

Hill Dickinson adds Irwin Mitchell corporate team for Birmingham debut

Move sees UK firm mark second office launch in less than a month

Clyde & Co adds nine-lawyer team in Chicago from Lewis Brisbois

Partner Danny Worker takes team to UK firm as it builds insurance capability across North America

Paul Weiss raids Linklaters again in London for M&A partner

Dan Schuster-Woldan joins as head of European public M&A

HFW bolsters Greek ship finance offering with Ince team hire

Ince’s Greek finance practice head Robin Parry joins alongside fellow partner Ronan Le DU and six more lawyers

Hogan Lovells UK M&A co-head rejoins White & Case

Patrick Sarch returns after three years at Hogan Lovells to head UK public M&A group

Hogan Lovells secures five-strong disputes team from White & Case in Paris

Former senior government lawyer Jean-Pierre Picca joins alongside fellow partner Jean-Lou Salha and three more lawyers

Simmons & Simmons announces Saudi Arabia debut

UK firm adds former DLA Piper partner and his team to open third Middle East office in Riyadh

Freshfields hires Cravath M&A partner in New York

UK giant follows up on Kirkland raid last week by securing third partner from Cravath since 2021