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US Firm Alston & Bird Launches London Office With K&L Gates Hire

Sep 18, 2019 - Legal Week
Board and Executive Moves


U.S. firm Alston & Bird has opened a London office with the hire of former K&L Gates London finance head Andrew Petersen and a team of six other lawyers.

Alston & Bird is one of the last major U.S. firms to launch in London. Its focus will be centered around the firm's established finance and payments practices.

"There's been a boom in the payments sector because the way we all pay for things is changing," said Alston & Bird managing partner Richard Hays. "We hav...