Arrival of London Energy Team Highlights Orrick's European Strategy


Orrick recently announced the arrival of the leading energy and projects team of Matthew Williams, John Deacon and Edward Humphries as partners in the firm’s London office. The group’s move to Orrick from Hogan Lovells was reported in the context of the firm’s sector-focused strategy.

In a story titled “Orrick Hires Hogan Lovells’ Heads of Energy and Renewables as It Continues City Build-Out,” Legal Business noted, “Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has continued with its European strategy revamp, building its energy team in London by hiring Hogan Lovells' global co-head of energy and natural resources Matthew Williams and renewables co-head John Deacon.” The publication highlighted how the arrival of the team is a key component in Orrick’s “renewed European strategy, which is focusing on core sectors in Europe including energy, finance and tech.”

Law360 interviewed Matthew Williams for its feature story on the group’s arrival, “Orrick Nabs Energy Team from Hogan Lovells in London.” Matthew, who was appointed co-head of Orrick's European energy practice alongside Carlo Montella in Milan, said that he was drawn to the firm because of its specifically defined goals for its energy, finance and technology practices.

Also interviewed for the Law360 piece was London office leader Douglas Lahnborg, who noted that “the team's addition reflects the firm's continuing focus on developing the office as a hub for domestic and cross-border investment in energy, finance and technology.” He added, “We received very positive feedback from clients and the industry about how great these guys are.”