November 2011: who’s in, who’s out, who’s shaking it about
Epilogue sources have revealed that November’s been a busy month for jumping ship.
Pied Piper calls to Liverpool
Former Shearman & Sterling senior associate John Delamere has been called back to his Liverpudlian roots by DLA Piper. Mr Delamere has joined as a partner and head of the firm’s Liverpool banking practice.
Smooth as Silkin
The ‘rather more human law firm’ Lewis Silkin has been living up to its reputation for relationship building with not one, but two, new hires. Graham Reid, formerly at Finers Stephen Innocent, and Owen Watkins, formerly at Kaye Scholer, will help bolster the firm’s corporate practice and attract more AIM market instructions.
No Messing for Wessing
Taylor Wessing have lured ex-Slaughter and May tax partner Richard Carson out of retirement to strengthen their corporate tax offering. Mr Carson, who specialises in private equity and the energy and utilities sectors, had been with Slaughters since 1981.
Overy and Out
Senior corporate partner Alan Paul is set to bid a fond farewell to Allen & Overy after 33 years. Mr Paul, who has been a partner at A&O since 1985 and sits on the firm’s board, will leave at the end of April 2012. It is understood that Mr Paul is not intending to retire and is currently exploring new avenues, so watch this space…
And if greener pastures are calling to you, why not see who’s hiring on Professionals in Law? KM