September/October 2013 round up of lateral partner moves in London
Welcome to the latest round up of lateral partner moves in the London legal market from Edwards Gibson where we look back at partner level recruitment activity in London over the past two months and give you a ‘who’s moved where’ update.
In our last update, we reported that real estate had been taken off the critical condition list. Its rejuvenation has continued and new life has been breathed into its ancillary areas; there is an increased appetite for non-contentious construction, projects and planning. Real estate finance is turning to “new money” work, as opposed to the restructurings that were once its mainstay during the lowest ebbs of the recession and funds investing in real estate as an underlying asset are active once more, meaning law firms with strong real estate offerings are getting in on the action.
Attention has been focused from across the Atlantic in the London legal market, with American firms comprising 35% of the hiring firms in this update; this includes the arrival of New York headquartered, litigation focused, Boies Schiller & Flexner into London.
In case you missed it, Edwards Gibson partners Scott Gibson and Kristi Edwards co-authored an article published in the September 2013 edition of Legal Business entitled “Why the in-house triumph over law firms may prove short-lived”. It examines how in-house GCs may have put their own positions at risk of being undermined in order to secure a short term advantage over external law firm advisers. A version of the article, entitled ‘The In-House Triumph over Law Firms - A Pyrrhic victory?’ can be viewed on our website by clicking on the link below:
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.
Articles by Scott Gibson
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Quantifying your following and writing an effective business plan
Including a sample business plan.
A guide for the private practice lawyer.
Recruiting in-house lawyers - a guide for HR professionals
The recruitment and retention of qualified lawyers in-house.
Recruiting in-house lawyers - a guide for General Counsel/Legal Directors
For the recruitment and retention of qualified lawyers in-house.
The partnership track and moving for immediate partnership
A guide for senior associates.
Legal directory rankings and their effect on lawyer recruitment
The benefits for both law firms and individual lawyers.
London law firm partner compensation 2011
Salaried partner and equity partner compensation in UK and US law firms in London
UK City law firm bonuses
Past trends and predictions for the future
- In-house lawyer salary summary
The Associate Recruitment Conundrum
Why law firms struggle to find the right candidates.
Attracting and retaining top talent to an in-house legal department
A contribution to Corporate Law Department Management - A Practical Guide
The rise and fall of the elite investment bank lawyer
From a recruitment perspective, the past 20 years has seen the position of the in-house lawyer change beyond all recognition
London Law Firm Assistants - Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions - February 2012
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses.
Law Firm Salaries 2012
City and US Law firm fundamentals, their impact on the recruitment market and why 'real' assistant level compensation should not rise in 2012
London Law Firm Assistants Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions 2012/2013
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses 2012/2013.
London Law Firm Partner Compensation 2012/2013
Partner compensation in UK and US law firms in London.
The In-House Triumph over Law Firms - A Pyrrhic victory?
A discussion on how GCs have secured a short-term advantage over their external advisers.
London Law Firm Assistants Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions 2013/2014
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses 2013/2014.
London Law Firm Assistants Salary and Bonus Trends and Predictions 2014/2015
A summary of the legal recruitment market and assistant lawyer salaries and bonuses 2014/2015.
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