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'Unbelievably Busy': What's Behind London's Lateral Hiring Surge?

Mar 04, 2021 - Legal Week

"It's just a feeding frenzy in the market right now," says one recruiter. 

"Everyone is fighting for talent, it's getting hugely competitive."

Just two months into the new year and London has already found itself taking centre stage for multiple blockbuster hires as firms vie for talent coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Even since the start of March, top firms including Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Ropes & Gray, Simmons & Simmons and Quinn Emanuel Urquhar...