Revolving Doorways: Clydes Recovers Companions For The Metropolis’s Regulatory Financial institution As US Corporations Make European Video games
It’s been a quieter week in the city’s recruitment market, with Clyde & Co being the only company to take a notable move while Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher have made significant hires across the continent.
When Clyde & Co was hired in London, Disputes and compliance attorney Rachel Cropper-Mawer joined the firm’s regulatory and investigative group. Cropper-Mawer joins DAC Beachcroft after previously working internally at insurance broker Willis Towers Watson and oil and gas company BP, where she was largely responsible for compliance issues.
The move marks a return to Clydes for Cropper-Mawer, who has been an associate with the company since 2001 and becomes a partner in 2011.
Cropper-Mawer has experience in both arbitration and litigation, primarily in the High Court. His primary focus is on fraud and breach of contract, and has experience obtaining and defending injunctions.
Commenting on the appointment, John Whittaker, Partner at Clyde & Co, said: “Rachel is an excellent strategic addition to the practice, combining a world class process record with highly relevant and valuable in-house compliance experience. We welcome you back. ‘
Gibson Dunn added a partner to his Frankfurt bank, and antitrust attorney Georg Weidenbach joined the firm.
Weidenbach comes from US counterpart Latham & Watkins and brings significant experience in the areas of claims for damages as well as antitrust investigations and defense.
“We are very excited to welcome Georg to Gibson Dunn,” said Ken Doran, Gibson Dunn Chairman and Managing Director. “He is a seasoned and highly respected antitrust attorney who will be a strong addition to our market-leading competitive practice around the world, and particularly to our German and European law firms.”
Wilson Sonsini meanwhile also took a step on the continent and hired Daniel Kahn as the company’s new director of strategy and business development for Europe. Kahn has worked as a corporate and legal advisor for over 30 years, advising on issues such as venture capital, M&A and capital market transactions.
In addition, Kahn has experience advising companies on international expansion and government matters. Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini, Kahn founded the Luxembourg-based law firm Red Bridge. Previously he founded and ran Kahn & Associés, a boutique law firm in Paris
At Wilson Sonsini, Kahn is tasked with generating new business in both the US and continental Europe, particularly in transactional and regulatory areas. He will be based in the company’s Brussels office.
Maples and Calder, the Maples Group’s law firm, hired a job in the firm’s Jersey office and announced that Mark Crichton would join the outpost.
Crichton joins from Walkers where he worked in the company’s global mutual funds and group of companies in his Jersey office. He will now work with Maples partners Chris Byrne, Simon Hopwood and Paul Burton.