Bakers snares Linklaters finance ace

Baker & McKenzie has hired finance lawyer Nick Tostivin from Linklaters into its partnership as the firm looks to rapidly expand its London banking and finance practice. Tostivin, a specialist in acquisition finance, will join as a partner late in March. He was previously a managing associate at Linklaters. His appointment brings the number of partners within Bakers’ London banking and finance team to 11 and follows the recent arrival of a four-partner securities team from Norton Rose consisting of Jonathan Walsh, Vincent Keaveny, Bruce Somer and Simon Porter. First reported on www.thelawyer.com 1 February