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January/February 2014 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.


Our last update saw the continued return of real estate as a thriving practice area for recruitment in London, with increased activity also reflected in related construction, projects and planning areas. Whilst lateral hires in real estate and related practices remains a feature of this update, the market has reverted to type with private equity making up one in eight of lateral hires announced over the past two months.


Two notable examples arose of US firms recruiting from the magic circle to fortify their corporate offerings: Kem Ihenacho (private equity) and Inigo Esteve (equity capital markets) departed Clifford Chance to join Latham & Watkins and White & Case respectively.


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