Baker & McKenzie splits practice group after financial services and investment funds head quits for Debevoise
The London office of Debevoise & Plimpton has poached Baker & McKenzies London head of financial services and investment funds, Marwan Al-Turki. Al-Turki, who joined the firm in 1997 to set up the practice area, will head Debevoises European private equity funds group. Al-Turkis departure has caused a split in the group that he leaves behind. The remaining investment funds lawyers will be transferred to Tom Philipps corporate group while partner Arun Srivastava will head a financial services group.