Mayer Brown has hired White & Case’s head of funds and investment management in London, in the latest sideways move to the city so far in 2022.
Matthew Griffin is leaving White & Case after more than seven years, according to LinkedIn.
His experience includes fund formation and fund investments in illiquid and liquid asset classes in Europe and globally for sponsors, institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds, a statement on his hire said on Tuesday.
The hire follows the departure of London partner Merryn Craske from Mayer Brown to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius earlier in February, and is the last fund hire for Mayer Brown. In Hong Kong, he hired an investment fund lawyer led by an Eversheds Sutherland partner in November 2021.
Perry Yam, Global Co-Head of Corporate and Securities Practice at Mayer Brown, added in a statement: “The funds and investment management market continues to be a global strategic priority for us and we We are committed to strengthening our capacities in Asia, Europe and the United States in order to better support our asset management and financial institution clients.
American companies continue to hire in London from their competitors. Earlier in February, Shearman & Sterling hired Singapore-based dispute partner Matthew Skinner of Jones Day, who is expected to move to London for the role.
Kirkland & Ellis’ first London starter of 2022 has landed at Goodwin Procter.
A White & Case spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Matthew Griffin has left White & Case. We wish him good luck in the future.