Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired Clifford Chance competition partner Jenine Hulsmann to its London ranks.

Hulsmann, who has been at Clifford Chance since 1996, has a competition and regulatory practice focusing on TMT, pharmaceutical, energy and infrastructure matters.

Weil executive partner Barry Wolf said in a statement: “We are delighted to be welcoming Jenine, who is widely regarded as a top practitioner, and will be leading the growth of our antitrust/competition practice in Europe, working closely with our market-leading practice in the US. ”

Weil London managing partner Mike Francies added: “Jenine’s extensive track record of advising major corporates and large private equity funds on competition and regulatory matters fits perfectly into our European platform.”

A Clifford Chance spokesperson thanked her for her contribution and wished her the best for the future.

The hire is the firm’s second high profile appointment in London this year after the firm also brought on board Slaughter and May corporate partner Murray Cox in a heavyweight coup for the firm.

Weil has seen a handful of departures from its London office in recent months, including three restructuring partners – Alexander Wood to Shearman & Sterling, Adam Plainer to Dechert, and Clare Cottle to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.