Paul Hastings is maintaining the tempo of companion hiring along with his third arrival in London in as many months


The US company hires Ashurst-based Derwin Jenkinson to join Capital’s finance team

Energy and infrastructure finance partner Derwin Jenkinson has left Ashurst to join Paul Hastings in the US-based company’s final side job.

The hiring by the firm’s London finance team follows the double hires of Peter Hayes and Mei Lian of Shearman & Sterling in recent months. Jenkinson, a partner at Ashurst for seven years, previously worked as a senior associate at Clifford Chance where he was trained and qualified.

He brings experience in debt and capital markets infrastructure issues, including project finance and restructuring experience, although his core competency encompasses all forms of debt finance.

His client base is broad and he has worked for governments, banks, infrastructure majors, sponsors, rating agencies and institutional investors, among others.

Paul Hastings Chairman Seth Zachary said, “Derwin’s addition builds on our track record in London of attracting dynamic talent in the areas where customers need it most.” The company has also invested in similar talent in Europe and the US .

Signaled that the opportunity to work with Paul Hastings’ energy and infrastructure veteran Steven Bryan, who joined from Hogan Lovells in 2019, was too great to be turned down, Durwin added that the move was a great opportunity for him to join collaborating with his new colleagues Bryan, Hayes and Lian, to expand the practice.

With more than two decades of top-end financial work in London, Hayes and Lian strengthen the company’s financial offering, to which Jenkinson Bryan’s in-house expertise adds industry expertise.

However, Paul Hastings has seen his own exits. Hogan Lovells ‘welcome corporate partners Ed Harris and Leanne Moezi left Paul Hastings less than a year after joining the US firm in London, while Adam Brown left Paul Hastings’ Washington DC office in Hogan Lovells, Northern Virginia.

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