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Author: | Published: 1 Dec 2006

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Andrea Cristaudi has left Simmons & Simmons to join Pavesio e Associati in what is the first lateral hire for the Allen & Overy Turin breakaway firm. He specializes in domestic and cross-border M&A and equity capital markets transactions. Cristaudi had been mentored by managing partner Carlo Pavesio in Allen & Overy's Turin office. Having been made partner at the Milan office Cristaudi then left for Simmons & Simmons in June 2005. He will be reunited with Pavesio when the breakaway firm launches at the start of next year, by which time Pavesio intends to have made more hires. Pavesio e Associati will focus on corporate finance, regulation and litigation and will have a formal alliance with Allen & Overy despite being financially independent.

Bart Jan Kuck has joined Linklaters' Amsterdam office from Allen & Overy. Kuck, a Dutch deputy civil law notary, has a history of...