Dechert has employed a London financing companion from rival Kirkland & Ellis – Worldwide


Dechert has hired a Kirkland & Ellis partner in its most current London growth.

Partner Colin Sharpsmith has actually returned to Dechert’s financial services and financial investment management practice after he previously delegated join Kirkland as a partner 4 years ago.

Sharpsmith advises customers on all areas of financial services policy, with an emphasis on policies affecting alternative investment funds, fund managers and financial investment advisers, according to a declaration by Dechert.

Prior to his time at Dechert as a senior associate, Sharpsmith had stints at Withers and Travers Smith.

Discussing the relocation, Gus Black, co-chair of Dechert’s worldwide financial services group and chair of the management committee said: “Colin’s wide-ranging regulative know-how encouraging property managers and personal equity companies will be an excellent addition to our financial investment management practice in London.”

“Colin’s return likewise speaks with our culture. We are thrilled to welcome him back.”

Sharpsmith’s go back to the company is the second example in current months. In April, Richard Pugh returned to the firm after 10 years at Bank of America. The company likewise worked with clerical heavyweight Judith Seddon from Ropes & & Gray in March.

In the last month, Kirkland has made two prominent hires to its mutual fund team in London: Catherine Gokah and Louisa Cobbe, while reorganizing partner Lisa Stevens left after two years at the company in August.


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