Kirkland & Ellis has hired Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison’s London head, Alvaro Membrillera, in the latest blow to the latter firm’s U.K. presence. 

Membrillera’s defection marks the third partner loss for Paul Weiss’ London base, after the firm’s deputy London head, Ramy J. Wahbeh, left for Sidley Austin alongside fellow partner Kaisa Kuusk in May. The departure leaves Paul Weiss’ London office with three partners, according to the firm’s website, among a team of more junior lawyers.