Banking head leaves DJ Freeman for Addleshaws

DJ Freeman is losing its head of banking to Addleshaw Booth & Co as the firm expands its London office.

Caroline Janzen, who will specialise in property finance at Addleshaws, left DJ Freeman at the end of April after four years in the post.

A spokeswoman at DJ Freeman says that Janzen's post as head of banking was housed within the property department.

However she says: “Caroline is going to head up the banking practice at Addleshaws. The general banking side is what she wanted to focus on.”

Janzen says: “There is such an enormous opportunity here and the firm is expanding at such a rate. It is a go-ahead firm which is offering amazing opportunities.”

Commenting on Janzen's arrival, Mark Chidley, banking and finance partner and head of Addleshaws' London office, says: “She is another first-class banking lawyer and has absolutely the right brand of experience and enthusiasm to make a real contribution to our corporate banking and finance practice in London.”

The firm has steadily been expanding its London practice since its opening in November 1998. It focuses on corporate finance, banking and finance, commercial property and commercial litigation.

The firm took on IP partner Margaret Tofalides from Paisner & Co while Tim Bee, formerly an M&A partner with Andersen Legal in Australia, joined the firm in October as a corporate finance partner.

As part of its expansion the firm is taking on additional space at its Cannon Street offices.