Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has has added further Bingham McCutchen partners to its London, Hong Kong and Frankfurt teams following the headline departures of James Roome and Barry Russell last week.

The latest partners to make the move include corporate partners Vance Chapman (London) and Matthew Puhar (Hong Kong) and London funds partners (and IFLR1000 Leading lawyers) John Holton and Thiha Tun.

In London the majority of Bingham's UK partnership has now left the firm, though a small group of partners is yet to declare its intentions.

The mass defection is believed to be a pre-emptive one ahead of Bingham's potential merger with Morgan Lewis & Bockius.

The full list of departures is below:


John Clark Banking and finance

Mark Mansell Banking and finance

Stephen Peppiatt Banking and finance

Sarah Smith Banking and finance

Davina Garrod Competition

Angeli Arora Corporate

Vance Chapman Corporate

Tom Bannister Financial restructuring

Neil Devaney Financial restructuring

Christian Halász Financial restructuring

Liz Osborne Financial restructuring

James Roome Financial restructuring

Barry Russell Capital markets, Financial restructuring

Emma Simmonds Financial restructuring

James Terry Financial restructuring

Christopher Leonard Financial services regulatory

Helen Marshall Financial services regulatory

John Holton Investment funds

Thiha Tun Investment funds

Mark Dawkins Litigation

Richard Hornshaw Litigation

Stuart Sinclair Tax


Axel Vogelmann Financial restructuring

Hong Kong

Matthew Puhar Corporate

Charles Rogers Corporate

Naomi Moore Financial restructuring