Latham continues to target magic circle as firm closes in on Linklaters Madrid partner hire

US firm builds up Madrid base following hire of former DLA co-chair Juan Picon as office head

Latham & Watkins is set to boost its Madrid office with the hire of long-serving Linklaters real estate partner Rafael Molina, Legal Week understands.

The move, which comes on the back of Latham’s shock hire of former DLA Piper global co-chair Juan Picon last November, will be the latest in a string of magic circle recruits for the US firm, including Linklaters London financial regulation partner Carl Fernandes, whose hire was announced last month.

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