The firm has more than tripled its headcount since 2012, when real estate partner Peter Sugden  (pictured) took up the London managing partner role, and plans to add significantly more people in the coming two years.

The firm had nine lawyers when Sugden joined from Mayer Brown, where he was London real estate head. Last month, regulatory partner Alan Meneghetti joined from Locke Lord, bringing the total number of lawyers in the office to 30.