02:07, July 04 150 0

2017-07-04 02:07:07
WFW hires partner duo from Orrick and White & Case

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has taken two partners from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and White & Case.

White & Case partner Louise Mor is joining the firm after six years as a partner at the firm.

She was a member of the US firm’s asset finance practice and joins WFW as a partner in its transport sector group.

Orrick partner Colin Graham is also joining WFW and will be a partner in the firm’s oil and gas sector group, specialising in corporate law.

Graham was a partner at Orrick for nearly three years, having joined from Hogan Lovells where he was of counsel.

Last month WFW announced its global turnover had risen to just shy of the £160m mark in another year of growth at the firm.

The firm’s turnover has been growing steadily over the years, rising 5 per cent in 2015/16.

Mor’s departure from White & Case leaves the firm with three asset finance partners based in London – Adrian Beasley, Justin Benson and Alison Weal. Debashis Dey splits his time between Dubai and London having joined from Clifford Chance in 2015.

Orrick meanwhile added to its London energy and corporate capability in 2016, hiring Andrew Kurth partner Peter Roberts in 2016.