Edward Gibson's 76th Partner Moves report quoted extensively in Law360 and featured in Financial News

September 2023

Law 360 reported on the observations from our publication of London Partner Moves of July-August 2023. The article by Marialuisa Taddia, titled 'London Partner Market Grows 8% in July and August,' examined the statistics for this bi-monthly period and quoted our director, Scott Gibson, on his insights into the partner-level lawyer market.

The article states, 'Edwards Gibson revealed 65 partner moves in July and August 2023, an 8% increase from 2022 for the same period.' The article also states that our data highlighted an exceptional 15% rise compared to the previous five-year average and a 22% increase compared to the 10-year average.

The article goes on to highlight two of the most dominant recruiters as per our report: Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP. It quotes Scott Gibson on the two firms engaging in 'simultaneous raids on each other,' and notes his insight that this marks the 'launch of an English law offering by one of the top-five most profitable firms in America.'

The Law360 article also delineates the subcategories of the partner-level recruitment market, including vertical hires, female hires, and in-house moves.

Read the full Law360 article here.

Financial News writer James Booth's article titled 'Mayer Brown Hires Finance and Restructuring Partner in London,' concurs with our director, Scott Gibson’s rebuttal of recent assertions on the legal recruitment market and writes that 'demand for experienced City lawyers remains strong despite sector headwinds.' Booth then proceeds to reference the 76th Partner Move report statistics, which shows that there were 65 partner moves across London throughout July and August. This marks an 8% increase from the previous year and a 15% rise compared to the five-year average for the period.

Read the full Financial News article here

Find our 76th Partner Moves publication here.