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While the likes of Latham & Watkins and Goodwin Procter have grabbed headlines with a flurry of splashy hires, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has continued to steadily build what is becoming a formidable European presence, thanks to some significant moves in London, Paris and Germany.

It’s been a busy few months in Europe for the firm, which last week bolstered its London office with the hire of Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) energy co-head Anna Howell – a move that caps a challenging time for HSF’s energy group after fellow co-head John Balsdon joined Latham at the end of 2016.

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