Bakers’ head of derivatives jumps to Sidley Austin

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has bolstered its international finance practice by taking on the former head of Baker & McKenzie’s London-based derivatives and structured finance group.

Matthew Dening is joining Sidley Austin’s London office as a partner. His move coincides with the recent promotion of international finance lawyers Partha Pal and Matthew Duncan to the firm’s partnership, taking effect today (1 July).

This year the firm increase the number of partners made up to 30 from 28 in the previous year.