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
Matthew Puhar Corporate
Charles Rogers Corporate
Naomi Moore Financial restructuring