Taylor Wessing has made two additions to its London office, hiring from Linklaters and McDermott Will & Emery, as law firms continue to grow their ranks.
The firm has hired senior managing associate Claire Matthews from Linklaters, who will relocate from Singapore to London and join Taylor Wessing as a partner in July.
Taylor Wessing will also add McDermott tax partner James Ross in London in the same month. Ross leaves McDermott after over 17 years at the firm, including 11 years as a partner.
Matthews has spent four years at Linklaters in her most recent role, and specialises in compensation and incentives.
Earlier this year, Taylor Wessing hired the head of Al Tamimi’s corporate and commercial department, Abdullah Mutawi, to lead its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) corporate department
The hires are the latest in a busy month of London moves, with a number of high-profile laterals in recent weeks.
Earlier this week, White & Case hired finance partner Monica Barton from Winston & Strawn in London, whilst Osborne Clarke hired BDB Pitmans’ entire pensions team, including partners David Hosford and Chris Netiatis.
PwC has also seen the departure of two partners this month, with the exit of corporate partner Oliver Williams to U.S. headquartered firm Katten Muchin Rosenman in London, as well as CMS’ hire of the head of PwC Legal’s U.K. real estate investment division, Amit Unadkt.
McDermott Will & Emery said that it was “ambitious in its growth strategy” for its international tax practice, and pointed to a number of recent hires made by the firm. It added: “We thank James for his contribution to the Firm and wish him all the best for the future.”
Linklaters declined to comment when contacted.