A Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan London partner has left the firm to join transatlantic outfit Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in the city.
The firm has brought on board Ravi Nayer in its litigation and investigations practice, according to a statement on Tuesday. He joined Quinn Emanuel in July 2021 from Brown Rudnick.
Nayer’s previous cases include advising on the high-profile £4 billion RBS rights issue litigation. He was seconded to a major U.K. FTSE 100 asset manager as its global head of disputes.
The hire follow recent exits from BCLP’s U.K. offices. Last week, London funds partner Louisa Cobbe left for Kirkland & Ellis, while earlier in August, Manchester managing partner Damian Fleming left for DWF.
For Quinn Emanuel, this is the latest departure from its London litigation group following a team exit of competition litigation lawyers to rival Willkie Farr & Gallagher in October 2021.
In a statement on the hire, Graham Shear, BCLP partner and European head of litigation and investigations said: “Our contentious business in London is a large and extremely busy group and we are delighted to welcome Ravi to our growing team.“
“Ravi has demonstrated that he is a litigation innovator in several areas including class actions and the resolution of mass torts. His addition to our London team helps us to respond to the wide scope of disputes now being seen and provides an added dimension to our capability.”
Quinn Emanuel did not respond to requests for comment at time of publication.