John Kelsey

The Transfer Window: latest moves including BLP, Mayer Brown and DLA

Simmons & Simmons has hired another partner from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) in London. John Kelsey,recruitment of real estate specialist, took the number of partners the firm has hired from BLP to seven in less than a year. The hire follows the adding of six partners from BLP to its London office last year.
Also in the real estate space, Mayer Brown has switsched to rebuild its property practice with the hire of a partner from CMS Cameron McKenna. Chris Harvey, a salaried or gateway partner in CMS' London real estate group, will oversee Mayer Brown's City real estate investment team.

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