Latham takes Linklaters City financial regulatory partner in latest magic circle hire

US firm returns to Linklaters after aborted financial regulation partner hire last year

Latham & Watkins has recruited Linklaters financial regulation partner Carl Fernandes in the acquisitive US firm’s latest magic circle hire in London.

Fernandes departs after 17 years at Linklaters, where he made partner six years ago. He was previously based in Hong Kong – where he led the magic circle firm’s Asia financial regulation group for five years – before his return to London in 2011.

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