Legislation Corporations Akin Gump And Norton Rose Fulbright Bolster London Finance Groups – Legislation.com Worldwide


Former Ashurst worldwide handling partner James Collis has actually moved to Norton Rose Fulbright, as partner moves in London continue apace in June.

Similar Gump Strauss Hauer & & Feld has actually likewise added to its financing offering in London with the addition of a partner from Mayer Brown.

Collis signs up with Norton Rose after 3 years at Squire Patton Boggs, having formerly worked in Ashurst’s London and Paris workplaces for 14 years. He was Ashurst international handling partner from 2012 to 2016.

He has particular expertise as an acquisition and leveraged finance lawyer, encouraging both customers and lending institutions on investment grade and sub-investment grade deals, in addition to working on restructuring and distressed financing matters, according to Norton Rose’s statement on Monday.

“We thank James for his contributions to our Financial Services Practice over the past three years and want him well,” said a representative for Squire Patton Boggs.

Meanwhile Akin Gump has added Mayer Brown partner Dasha Sobornova to its structured finance team in London.

Sobornova has actually spent the last 3 years at Mayer Brown, according to her LinkedIn, where she was a banking and finance partner and led the company’s European collateralised loan responsibility practice.

She has experience advising arrangers, financial investment supervisors and providers on a large range of structured financing work consisting of EU and U.K. securitisation guideline and refinancings.

Comparable Gump has made a variety of financing hires in London in recent years, most recently Clare Cottle in April 2021 from Weil Gotshal & & Manges.

A representative for Mayer Brown mentioned: “We can confirm Dasha has left the company and we wish her well for the future.”

Both companies have seen lots of lateral movement in London up until now this year. In May, Norton Rose strengthened its legal managed services offering with a duo hire from EY, in the exact same month as losing a copyright partner to Linklaters. Comparable Gump lost a London partner last week to U.S. competing Weil.