A four-strong senior finance team from Latham & Watkins, led by the firm’s global co-chair of banking, has departed for US-based competitor Paul Hastings in London.
The team, made up 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 chairman 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 with Latham for 12 years, having joined from White & Case as an associate. Nurmohamed has advised on several heavyweight mandates during his time at the firm, including representing Goldman Sachs International and HSBC on a multi-million pound investment and capital raise for British supercar manufacturer McLaren in 2021.
The addition to the large partner team follows an investment phase for Paul Hastings, who added two partners in a week earlier this year.
In June, the firm hired M&A partners Tom Cartwright from Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Jason Brooks from CMS the same week to join its structured credit team.