FisherBroyles London Partner Exits Mount Less than a Year After Office Launch

Another partner at the newly-established London office of FisherBroyles has exited the firm after less than a year, the third such departure in as many months. 

Ben Lasserson has joined Mishcon de Reya as a partner in the firm’s competition practice, according to a statement by Mishcon on Tuesday. He leaves FisherBroyles less than nine months after he joined the firm. 

Lasserson was one of a slew of appointments that the U.S. outfit made following the launch of its London office in February last year. 

He joined in May from U.S. firm Strange & Butler, where he was London managing partner, having previously been head of competition at Pinsent Masons. 

In December, employment partner Jamie Hamnett exited FisherBroyles after just four months to set up a boutique alongside Osborne Clarke partner Andrew Chamberlain. 

Elsewhere, partner Thomas Wiesner also exited to take up the role of chief legal officer and group corporate secretary at U.K. listed mining company Ferroglobe. 

Wiesner had joined FisherBroyles as a partner in May from Davis Polk, where he was a Madrid-based associate. 

FisherBroyles corporate managing partner did not comment on the London departures, but said in a statement: “FisherBroyles had its best year on record in 2020, posting gross revenues of ~$112million and total fee revenue of ~$104million plus having one of the Firm’s largest partnership distributions – the amount of compensation paid to partners.

He added that the firm had added 51 lawyers during the year, including six in the U.K.

FisherBroyles enlisted a number of partners early last year including former DLA Piper intellectual property partner Richard Flaggert and former Taylor Vinters employment partner Peter Finding. 

More recently, the firm hired King & Wood Mallesons of counsel Jack Tsang as a partner in December.

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