Will US firms dominate the London legal market?

US firms are aggressively hiring in London. Here's how you can discuss this trend to stand out in your law firm applications.

Will US firms dominate the London legal market?


In short

Top American law firms in London are aggressively recruiting talent, not just from British firms but increasingly from each other, signalling a shift in the competitive landscape of legal services in the city.

Here's how you can discuss this trend to stand out in your law firm applications.

What’s Going On?

American law firms in London are in a talent acquisition frenzy. Firms like Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP are poaching partners from each other and U.K. firms. This trend reflects the maturing nature of these firms' London offices.

Who's been hiring?