Europe, Middle East and Africa

Author: | Published: 9 Dec 2014

In the UK the most notable moves came at KING & SPALDING, which hired two US qualified securities partners to expand its capital markets team in the City. Markus Bauman joined from Latham & Watkins while Tom O'Neill had previously practiced at Linklaters. Both partners act on debt and equity matters including IPOs, rights offerings, investment and high-yield bonds, and block trades.

In Vienna, the partners at Freshfields spinoff BARNERT EGERMANN ILLIGASCH turned to their old employer to recruit new partner Michael Raninger. The former magic circle senior associate is a finance specialist who handles structured and project finance, debt capital markets, restructuring and insolvency work.

The headline move in France saw DENTONS hire Allen & Overy finance counsel Pascal Jouannic. Jouannic, who joins his new firm as a partner, has a practice based on structured finance, asset-backed commercial...