Hello and welcome to the Fides Weekly Update. Take a look at this week’s key trends, moves and developments in the UK legal sector.
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1). Movers & Shakers
Addleshaw Goddard has hired a restructuring partner Paul Fleming from Dechert, its first London lateral recruit in months
Corporate lawyer Charles Cardon’s jump follows that of tax specialist Bruno Leroy in May
Taylor Wessing has reacted to the loss of a life sciences and technology partner duo taken away by Goodwin Procter from its Cambridge office with a new partner hire Adrian Toutoungi from Eversheds Sutherland.
Hogan Lovells global head of private equity Tom Whelan has resigned from the firm and is set to join McDermott Will & Emery
Longstanding corporate partner Nick Bryans is set to join Baker McKenzie. Bryans has been at Ashurst since 1994, and was managing partner of the firm’s Middle East operations from 2007-9
TLT has hired two lawyers to its London office, including King & Spalding partner Angela Hayes and legal director at Addleshaw Goddard Robin Penfold
Four heavyweight partners have left K&L Gates’ Paris office to join U.S. rival Winston & Strawn. The quartet consists of M&A and private equity partner Nicola Di Giovanni, head of French tax Bertrand Dussert, M&A partner Jean-Patrice Labautiere and head of Paris finance Mounir Letayf
Partner Michael Buhler has joined Orrick as its international arbitration practice co-leader, while counsel Nicole Dolenz has joined the U.S. firm as a partner
Dentons has continued its hiring spree in Europe, recruiting Loredana Chitu from Allen & Overy as a partner in its office in Bucharest, Romania
Reed Smith London restructuring partner Charlotte Moller, who is currently acting on the standout mandate of the collapse of Thomas Cook, has quit the firm to join U.S. rival Brown Rudnick
King & Spalding has hired Mayer Brown life sciences partner Geneviève Michaux to join the firm’s Brussels office
Macfarlanes financial regulation partner Michelle Kirschner has left the firm to join U.S. firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s London office
Corporate M&A partner Claire Scott-Priestley joins EY in November as its fifth equity partner in London
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