Dechert snaps up Bakers partner

Dechert has snared a Baker & McKenzie London-based finance partner to bolster its finance team in the capital.

Corinna Mitchell, who specialises in cross-border project finance, will join the finance and real estate practice.

Last year Clifford Chance senior associate Steven Choo joined the finance and real estate team (The Lawyer, 17 September 2007). The firm said at the time that it wanted to expand the group, which is one of its core practice areas.

Dechert European finance and real estate head Ciaran Carvalho said: “The experience Corinna has in this area of finance will certainly add something significant to the team. Her experience will be valuable to the finance and real estate group as well as to the corporate securities team.”

While at Bakers Mitchell advised Merchant Bridge on its bid for an Iraqi phone licence.