Gordon Gooding, Partner

Gordon founded the Halkin Partnership in 2008. Prior to this he headed up the Corporate team at a leading legal search boutique where he placed Partners, Senior Associates and General Counsel. Earlier in his career, Gordon earned additional experience at a global recruitment firm where he established the legal practice, having been one of the firm’s rising stars within the Financial Services and Investment Banking groups. Gordon started his career working for an Investment Bank. With over 16 years’ in the industry, Gordon has executed a large number of searches across London, Europe and the Middle East and Asia. Gordon undertook his undergraduate at Bristol before completing his MSc at the University of Manchester.

Direct Dial: 020 7183 4523
Mobile: 07903 681 550

Maxwell King, Senior Associate

Maxwell joined The Halkin Partnership in 2014. He focuses primarily on assisting lawyers working within Corporate, Funds, Financial Regulatory and US Securities/High Yield practice areas. He previously worked at a leading City financial services firm. He was also the Executive Assistant to the CEO of a premium airport services provider, whereby he worked closely with their in-house legal team on numerous contentious issues. At the Halkin Partnership, Maxwell has worked on multiple UK centric and international searches. He graduated from the University of Sussex with a BA Hons in International Relations.

Direct Dial: 020 7183 1993
Mobile: 07718 001 554


Nick Bayliss, Partner

Nick joined the Halkin Partnership in 2016. He trained and qualified at a Top 40 Law firm and was admitted to the roll in 2009. Prior to joining the Halkin Partnership Nick worked at a leading legal recruitment consultancy. Nick focuses predominantly on corporate finance, the area he practiced in, and his expertise lies in associate level search, working with both leading UK and US firms. He graduated from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in English Literature.

Direct Dial: 020 3475 4296
Mobile: 07921 286 680



Tom Kirkby, Associate Researcher

Tom Kirkby joined The Halkin Partnership after graduating from the University of Bath with a BSc in Social Sciences.

He has gained international experience whilst working in the Sales and Marketing department of a B2B consumer goods company. In addition, he has worked for a Global Infrastructure Finance department of a leading accountancy firm.

Tom supports Halkin’s Associate team and is principally focused on mandates within the Corporate, Private Equity, Banking, Financial Services and Regulatory areas.

Direct Dial: 0207 183 3572



Luca Schahbasi, Associate Researcher

Luca joined The Halkin Partnership in 2018 as a Research Associate. He graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSC in Geographical Sciences. Prior to joining The Halkin Partnership, Luca interned at Kuehne + Nagel, in Aberdeen, as well as at European Insurance Consolidation Group (EICG), in London. He currently assists our Partners and Senior Associate in the execution of their respective mandates.

Direct Dial: 0203 137 0488