Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired a London restructuring partner from Kirkland & Ellis.
Lisa Stevens is joining the firm after two years as a partner at Kirkland, according to her LinkedIn profile. Prior to this, she was an associate at Latham & Watkins and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
Freshfields said Steven’s experience includes advising global clients on bespoke and complex special situations debt transactions.
Freshfields global restructuring head Ken Baird said: ”Lisa’s arrival will add real weight to our offering to credit funds not just in London but globally. We already act in many special situations across the main global financial centres and Lisa will help connect that work and develop a broader offering for our credit fund clients with global reach.”
The hire follows Freshfields’ private equity partner addition in April, with the firm adding Rebecca Ward from boutique Dickson Minto.
Several Freshfields partners have moved across to Kirkland & Ellis, notably in the private equity space, in recent years. The departure of two of its highly-rated junior private equity partners to Kirkland & Ellis in October 2021 was the latest in a string of exits.
Kirkland & Ellis had not responded to requests for comment at the time of publication.