Latham targets A&O for second infrastructure hire this week

Another magic circle partner is to join Latham & Watkins in London, as it sets its sights on winning work in the infrastructure M&A market.

Allen & Overy partner Conrad Andersen, who was promoted in 2008, is to join Clifford Chance partner Brendan Moylan at the US firm. The latter’s move was revealed yesterday.

While Moylan joins the corporate practice, Andersen will be a member of the finance group.

“We see a strategic opportunity to establish a top-tier infrastructure practice in London and Europe to complement our existing infrastructure M&A, finance, and project finance practices in the US, Asia, and the Middle East,” said Jay Sadanandan, Latham’s London office managing partner.

Private equity co-chair David Walker added: “With infrastructure funds and traditional private equity sponsors both increasingly looking to invest in all forms of infrastructure assets, Brendan and Conrad’s arrival presents a unique opportunity for us to further expand our leading practice with two of the market’s leading lights.”

The pair will be able to advise clients across the lifecycle of infrastructure assets, from acquisition and financing to refinancing and disposal.

Moylan’s move reunites him with his former magic circle colleagues from Clifford Chance –  David WalkerKem Ihenacho and Tom Evans.

Similarly Andersen will be making the same move as his former A&O partners, including Ed Barnett and Stephen Kensell.

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