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A&O London Corporate Duo Depart for US Rival

Sep 13, 2019 - Legal Week

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has hired two partners from Allen & Overy to bolster its London corporate practice.

The U.S. firm has picked up A&O partners George Knighton and Simon Toms, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, with the pair leaving the Magic Circle firm just weeks after its merger talks with U.S. firm O'Melveny & Myers broke down.

Knighton's practice focuses on public and private M&A, private equity transactions and restructurings, while Tom...