(Reuters) – London-based finance lawyer Jill Concannon Christie has joined Clifford Chance as a partner, the British law firm said on Thursday. It becomes the second high yield finance partner to leave White & Case this week for a rival in London. Christie worked at White & Case for more than 15 years with a client base that included Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Standard Chartered, Barclays, BofA Securities and HSBC Bank, like her former firm’s website indicates.
On Wednesday, rival US firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges separately recruited White & Case high yield specialist Gilles Teerlinck to lead the firm’s high yield practice in France, splitting his time between Paris and London.
“Jill’s appointment reflects the firm’s continued investments in strengthening not only our high yield team in London, but also our US securities team in Europe and globally,” said Michael Dakin, global head of Clifford Chance’s capital markets practice. in a statement.
Christie has been Vice Chair of the High Yield Division of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) since 2019, according to her LinkedIn profile.
A spokesman for White & Case confirmed Christie’s departure from the firm and said the firm wished her well. She is due to join Clifford Chance in March.
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