NU Online News Service, Sept. 7, 2004, 5:02 p.m. EDT

Debevoise & Plimpton L.L.P., New York, has hired 2 United Kingdom insurance lawyers away from Ashurst, London.[@@]

The lawyers, Jeremy Hill and Vivienne de Chermont, will work in the firm’s London office.

Hill will be a partner at Debevoise and co-head of the firm’s financial institutions group.

De Chermont, the former head of legal at Abbey Life Assurance Company Ltd., Bournemouth, England, will be international counsel and head of development at Debevoise & Plimpton’s English insurance practice, the firm says.