Akin Gump Strauss Haer & Feld and Proskauer Rose have hired new private equity partners in London from Dentons.

Igor Krivoshekov joins Akin Gump and focuses on M&A and private equity in the oil and gas sector.

Recent deal highlights includes work for L1 Energy in the completion and shareholder funding of its acquisition of RWE Dea.

Before joining Dentons Krivoshekov had been a partner at the now defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Eleanor Shanks joins Proskauer and also focuses on M&A and private equity. The move follows the recent hire of banking partner Ben Davis from Reed Smith.

Recent work highlights include advising GIC on Its acquisition of shares in Rothesay Life from Goldman Sachs.

Before joining Dentons Shanks had been a senior associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.