Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has brought on Jim Bell in the firm’s London office. He joins WFW from Bird & Bird, where he has worked since 2016. Prior to joining Bird & Bird, Bell was a partner at Allen & Overy.
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In the wake of a record-breaking year for Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), this year’s financials show more modest growth in revenue and a dip in profit per equity partner (PEP). WFW’s revenue rose by 3% to
Ashurst has made two hires in Paris and Brisbane each: a corporate pair in Paris and a projects pair in Brisbane. The additions to the firm’s corporate team in Paris are partners Noam Ankri and Vincent Trevisani.
Independent London law firm Wedlake Bell has landed the hire of two senior partners from Watson Farley & Williams (WFW). The hires are corporate partner Nigel Taylor and capital markets partner Martin Thomas. Taylor
Ince & Co. has rehired asset finance lawyer Janice Lee from Stephenson Harwood after seven years away from the firm. Lee began her career at Ince in 2006 as a trainee solicitor, leaving in 2011. In the years since she
Ropes & Gray has hired Carol Van Der Vorst as a finance partner from Goldman Sachs, where she worked as the loan negotiation group’s managing director. Van Der Vorst will join the firm’s London office, bringing
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has hired four partners from Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), a pair in London and a pair in Singapore. Joining HSF’s London office are finance partners Rex Rosales and Jahnavi
UK firms saw a busy week of lateral hires in the past several days. There have been recruitments made across multiple continents involving many firms. In London, Holman Fenwick Willan picked up litigator Nick Fisher
Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has hired oil veteran Nick Dingemans to join its Singapore office from Norton Rose Fulbright. Dingemans’ specialty is in the oil and gas sector, though he works more generally in
HFW has hired a trio of partners in Singapore, boosting its presence in Southeast Asia. Finance partner Siri Wennevik has joined HFW from Wikborg Rein, where she was Singapore managing partner for the Norwegian firm.