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Reference: SP2394EG
Job type: Permanent
Location: UK - London
Practice areas:
Leading US firm in London with an incredible track record of recruiting talented lawyers.  The office will be full service with both US and UK lawyers.  This law firm is a global market leader in finance and well regarded for corporate and funds related work.  The partners who have been recruited in London have benefitted hugely from the opportunities which have allowed their practices to truly flourish.  In one practice area one partner has recently billed over £10 million in his first year and another new partner recruit billed over £1.5 million in one quarter.  The reason for the successes has been a shift towards what partners can do for others rather than becoming completely siloed practice groups. There are a few gaps in London one of which is in funds.


The London office has a small but very busy funds practice advising on a private and wide range of other fund matters.  The funds are based in European and from emerging markets – notably Eastern Europe and China.  There is currently a large amount of work from private funds and credit funds which is being generated from the finance practice in London.  So much so the funds team is swamped and there is the clear business case for another partner.

Following and background:

This is a very profitable law firm but there is a very clear business case to recruit.  The firm looks for a business case from all laterals and hence you will need to have relationships which will follow.  Ideally any lateral would need to be able to produce a business plan showing fee generation of £1 million plus in the first 12 months and demonstrate a track record of winning clients and maintaining relationships.  Clearly in this case a lateral will need to have capacity to pick up the excess work. The majority of the lawyers in London have been laterals either as associates or as partners.  They have come from leading US and UK law firms in London.

Apply on line or contact SLOANE POULTON at sloane.poulton@edwardsgibson.com or +44 207 153 4903 to find out more about this or similar opportunities.

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