DLA Piper has hired a three-partner tax team in Paris from Reed Smith, just 12 months after those same lawyers joined Reed Smith from the collapsed European arm of King & Wood Mallesons.

Paris tax partners Sylvie Vansteenkiste, Fanny Combourieu and Raphael Bera have all left Reed Smith to join DLA. The trio was part of a 50-strong team, including 17 partners, hired by Reed Smith across offices in London, Paris, and Germany following the administration of King & Wood Malleson’s European arm.