RARE MOVE - This never happens—except it just did: A Slaughter and May London partner has left the firm to join Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Law.com International’s Varsha Patel reports. Robert Chaplin is joining Skadden’s financial institutions group in London, according to a firm statement on Tuesday. He joined Slaughter and May in 1997 and was promoted to partner in 2006, according to his website profile. Todd Freed, global co-head of Skadden’s financial Institutions group, said: “We are extremely excited that Robert is joining us. Robert’s arrival creates an opportunity for Skadden to further strengthen our go-to insurance M&A platform in the UK and Europe.”


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