Pinsent wins recruits

The private equity practice at Pinsent Curtis Biddle has hired Tom Leman as an associate from Travers Smith Braithwaite and experienced assistant Sarkis Zeronian joins from K Legal. The appointments, both in London, give the firm a dedicated national private equity team of 50 lawyers.

Private equity houses ISIS Equity Partners and Permira have chosen Pinsent Curtis Biddle as their lawyers.

So far this year, Pinsents’ private equity group nationally has advised on deals with a total value in excess of GBP1.8 billion acting for management teams, equity backers and shareholders.