Addleshaw Goddard has hired three partners, including the head of information law at Pinsent Masons.
Claire Edwards joins Addleshaw’s data protection and information law practice after seven years at Pinsents, including five years as a partner.
Edwards has previously held roles at DLA Piper between 2007 and 2014, as well as Pepsi-Cola International Limited.
The firm has also hired two partners to its transport practice, with the additions of partners Rachel Scott from Womble Bond Dickinson and Simon Gwynne from Norton Rose Fulbright.
Scott joins after nine years at Womble. Gwynne left Norton Rose in January this year, and was previously a partner at Hogan Lovells between 2011 and 2019.
Andrew Maskill, an asset financing and leasing partner at Addleshaw Goddard, said that Gwynne’s arrival would enable the firm to help its clients both domestically and internationally.
He commented: “Whether lessors and lenders or lessees and borrowers, our clients are experiencing transition driven by market changes including both an ESG and net zero carbon focus and major structural changes in the transport sector.”
The three partner hires brings Addleshaw’s global partner headcount to over 340 people.
The firm recently announced a record number of senior promotions, with 20 lawyers joining the partnership — as well as an increase in base salaries for its newly-qualified lawyers in London to £95,000, up from the previous rate of £82,000.
There have been a number of partner hires in London this week, including Greenberg Traurig’s addition of a three person team from from boutique outfit Peters & Peters to its white collar practice.
Norton Rose also added an EY partner duo this week, adding Alex Fortescue-Webb and Daniel Marks, who will lead Norton Rose’s legal managed services team across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
A spokesperson at Pinsent Mason said: “We thank Claire for her contribution to the firm and we wish her well for the future.”
A spokesperson for Norton Rose Fulbright said of Gwynne’s departure, “We wish him well.” Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Womble Bond Dickinson said: “We wish Rachel well in her new role.”