Edwards Gibson Director extensively referenced in The Global Legal Post article 'A new apex predator in town - Paul Weiss continues to target London's top tier firms for talent’

April 2024


The Global Legal Post writer John Malpas pulls a quote from Scott Gibson for the title of his article, ‘ A new apex predator in town - Paul Weiss continues to target London's top tier firms for talent’. The article discusses Paul Weiss’ partner additions in London, highlighting Gibson’s insight that, ‘Not only is there a new apex predator in town, seemingly able to snatch talent from peer, or near-peer, rivals on a whim, but the knock-on effect, as firms which have fallen prey to Paul Weiss’s unwanted attentions, have themselves needed to re-stock, has been considerable.’ Malpas goes on to discuss the wider effect of Paul Weiss’ hires on the London partner market, further citing Edwards Gibson’s Partner Moves report and considers the effect this may have on Linklater’s retention of its partners. The article highlights Scott Gibson’s insight that, ‘Unfortunately for Linklaters […] a good proportion of the Kirkland partners who defected to Paul Weiss were Linklaters alumni, which would have made targeting laterals from the Magic Circle firm so much easier for Paul Weiss.’ Malpas concludes the article by speculating Paul Weiss’ future expansion.


Additionally, Edwards Gibson’s end of year Partner Moves report was recently cited in Legal Business’ article, ‘Skadden and Paul Weiss pick off Linklaters partners as M&A and fin reg duo make moves’, by Holly McKechnie and Alex Ryan.




Read the full article by The Global Legal Post here

Read the full article by Legal Business here

Read the full end of year Law Firm Partner Moves in London report here