Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hired high-profile Clifford Chance partner Jason Glover to launch a funds practice in London.

Glover, the head of Clifford Chance’s much-touted global private funds team, will join the U.S. firm as a partner to establish a U.K. funds practice. Simpson Thacher, which has a strong U.S. funds practice, has been notably absent in the U.K. funds market.