A four-strong senior Latham & Watkins finance team, led by the firm’s global co-chair of banking, has left for U.S.-headquartered rival Paul Hastings in London.
The team, consisting of partners Ross Anderson, Mo Nurmohamed, Karan Chopra and Rob Davidson have made the move, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Anderson is vice chair of the firm’s global banking practice, while Nurmohamed and Chopra are co-chairs of the firm’s London finance practice. Davidson was promoted to partner in 2021.
Anderson has been at Latham for 12 years, having joined as an associate from White & Case. Nurmohamed has advised on several heavyweight mandates while at the firm, including acting for Goldman Sachs International and HSBC on a multi-million pound investment and equity raise for British supercar manufacturer McLaren in 2021.
The major partner team addition follows a period of investment for Paul Hastings, which added two partners in one week earlier this year.
In June, the firm hired M&A partner Tom Cartwright from Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Jason Brooks to its structured credit team from CMS in the same week.