Two Ashurst partners exit to US firms in London and New York

Former Freshfields corporate partner James Wood joins Sidley’s City base after two years at Ashurst

Two Ashurst partners have left the firm to join Sidley Austin and Chapman and Cutler in London and New York respectively.

London corporate partner James Wood is joining Sidley’s City base after two years at the firm. Wood (pictured) was previously a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and was posted to the magic circle firm’s Tokyo office between 2007 and 2011, spending more than two years as managing partner there.

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