Lovells recruits Eversheds’ corporate head

Law firm Lovells has expanded its Paris private equity team, recruiting rival Eversheds’ corporate head.

International law firm Lovells has recruited two senior lawyers from Eversheds into its Paris office, as it continues to strengthen its private equity practice.

Pascal de Moidrey, who was previously head of Eversheds’ corporate department in France, will join Lovells in August as a partner. He becomes the fourth new partner to join the team in the last year.

De Moidrey specialises in private equity transactions, acting for both institutional investors and portfolio companies. His previous clients include BBS Capital, BNP Paribas and Credit Lyonnais Private Equity. Prior to joining Eversheds in 2003, he was one of the founding partners of rival firm Latournerie Wolfrom & Associés in 1997, where he helped to create the corporate team.

Edith Boucaya is also joining Lovells from Eversheds. The two new hires will join Jon Harry, Alexis Terray and Monique Sentilles-Dupont in Paris.

Lovells has been building up its private equity practice, which now has more than 20 partners and 60 other lawyers. Alan Greenough was recruited from White & Case to head the division in July last year.