Paul Hastings has hired three new private equity (PE) lawyers from Hogan Lovells across its London and Washington DC offices.

In London the firm has added Ed Harris and Leanne Moezi, while in the US Adam Brown joins the team in the capital.

Harris acts on corporate transactions, with a particular focus on private M&A, joint ventures, co-investments, secondaries and leveraged buyouts. He acts for private equity houses, institutional investors and corporates.

Moezi advises private equity houses, companies, financial institutions and management on corporate finance, M&A and private equity work.

Brown focuses on securities and investment transactions for private equity funds and their portfolio companies. He represents domestic and international private fund sponsors on their formation, regulatory compliance, and fundraising activities.

The hires follow a flurry of moves by the firm in the PE space in the last 12 months including the hires of Anu Balasubramanian in London, Kfir Abutbul in Houston, Ira Kustin in New York, and Alex Kaufman in Palo Alto.

According to the firm it acted on more than 150 PE deals in 2018 along with 400 private equity sponsor financing transactions in the last four years. 

Clients include the likes of Abry Partners, Oakley Capital, Francisco Partners, Astorg and Vector Capital.