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Law Firm Partner Moves in London

 

Click here for Partner Moves September- October 2021

 

Welcome to the 65th edition of law firm partner moves, from the specialist partner team at Edwards Gibson, where we look back at announced partner-level recruitment activity in London over the past two months and give you a ‘who’s moved where’ update.

 

There were 87 partnerhires - 23% up on last year (71), and almost exactly in line withthe statistical average for the same period over the past five years (86). In terms of laterals - there were 65 (38% up on the 47 we saw last year).

 

The most acquisitive firm this edition was US outfit Greenberg Traurig which hired 8 partners including, in what will almost certainly be the largest single team move of the year, a septet of litigators from Mishcon de Reya. The move is an extension of Greenberg’s raid last year, which saw it launch a disputes offering with a two-partner heavyweight team from, the soon to be listed, London firm.

 

New York headquartered Willkie Farr & Gallagher was the second most prolific hirer snatching a quintet of laterals – including a market leading three-partner competition disputes team from Quinn Emmanuel – a firm usually more accustomed to being an apex predator in the lateral disputes market. In addition, newly created verein Advant, together with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and White & Case nabbed three-partner teams from Grimaldi Studio Legale, Vinson & Elkins and Dechert respectively.

 

 

 

 Top partner recruiters in London September – October 2021

 

 

Greenberg Traurig  8
Willkie Farr & Gallagher 5
Eversheds Sutherland 4
White & Case 4
Ashurst 4
Advant 3
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher 3
Kirkland & Ellis 3
Mayer Brown 3
McDermott Will & Emery  3
Vinson & Elkins 3

 

 

Also of note in this edition

 

  •  Four firms hired from in-house: Eversheds Sutherland (Chevron), Hagens Berman (Volvo), Mayer   Brown (Barclays), McDermott Will & Emery (Deloitte).   
  •  30% of all hires were female
  •  25%  of all moves were non-partners moving into partnership.

 

 

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss this article or any other aspect of the market in more depth.

 

 

Scott Gibson, Director   scott.gibson@edwardsgibson.com

 

Sloane Poulton, Director   sloane.poulton@edwardsgibson.com

 

Mark Coates, Senior Consultant   mark.coates@edwardsgibson.com

 

 

Please click here to understand our methodology for compiling Partner Moves

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

Previous Issues: 

 

Partner Moves July - August 2021

Partner Moves May - June 2021

Partner Moves March - April 2021

Partner Moves January - February 2021

 

 

Partner Moves November - December 2020

Partner Moves September - October 2020

Partner Moves July - August 2020

Partner Moves May - June 2020

Partner Moves March - April 2020

Partner Moves January - February 2020

 

 

Partner Moves November - December 2019

Partner Moves September - October 2019

Partner Moves July - August 2019

Partner Moves May - June 2019

Partner Moves March - April 2019

Partner Moves January - February 2019

 

 

Partner Moves November - December 2018

Partner Moves September - October 2018

Partner Moves July - August 2018

Partner Moves May - June 2018

Partner Moves March - April 2018

Partner Moves January - February 2018

 

 

Partner Moves November - December 2017

Partner Moves September - October 2017

Partner Moves July - August 2017

Partner Moves May - June 2017

Partner Moves March - April 2017

Partner Moves January - February 2017

 

 

Partner Moves November - December 2016

Partner Moves September - October 2016 

Partner Moves July - August 2016 

Partner Moves May - June 2016

Partner Moves March - April 2016

Partner Moves January - February 2016

 

 

Partner Moves November - December 2015

Partner Moves September - October 2015

Partner Moves July - August 2015

Partner Moves May - June 2015

Partner Moves March - April 2015

Partner Moves January - February 2015

 

 

Partner Moves November - December 2014

Partner Moves September - October 2014

Partner Moves July - August 2014

Partner Moves May - June 2014

Partner Moves March - April 2014

Partner Moves January - February 2014

 

 

Partner Moves November - December 2013

Partner Moves Sep - Oct 2013

Partner Moves July - August 2013

Partner Moves May - June 2013 

Partner Moves March - April 2013

Partner Moves January - February 2013

 

 

Partner Moves November - December 2012

Partner Moves September - October 2012

Partner Moves July - August 2012

Partner Moves May - June 2012

Partner Moves March - April 2012

Partner Moves January - February 2012

 

 

Partner Moves November - December 2011

Partner Moves September - October 2011

Partner Moves July - August 2011

Partner Moves May - June 2011 

Partner Moves March - April 2011

Partner Moves January - February 2011

 

For further information, or to discuss current trends in lateral partner recruitment, please speak to one of the Edwards Gibson consultants.

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