Ashurst partner leaves for Paul Hastings
Paul Hastings has hired away partner Luke McDougall from Ashurst. McDougall worked in Ashurst's banking practice for the more than eight years, becoming partner last year. His primary focus is European leveraged finance but he also works on cross-border acquisition finance and restructuring.
In the past year, several partners have left Ashurst, including former senior partner Charlie Geffen and David Quirolo from the London office, as well as Damien Roberts and Ian Williams in Australia and Japan, Damian Ridealgh in the US and Judith Kim in Dubai.