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Linklaters’ former capital markets head Nick Eastwell is joining Kinstellar, the Central and Eastern European (CEE) practice spun off by the magic circle firm in November 2008.
Eastwell, who managed Linklaters’ CEE offices from 1999 to 2003, retires from the firm this month after 30 years there. He will join Kinstellar as a senior consultant in January 2010 to set up its London base.
“The planned role for me is a fairly wide-ranging advisory and consultancy brief to help maintain the Linklaters relationship,” said Eastwell. “But it’s also to help build relationships with firms in London, particularly those that don’t have a presence in emerging Europe, and in emerging Europe where Kinstellar doesn’t have offices.
“I know and respect the four ex-Linklaters equity partners driving Kinstellar and think they have a great opportunity to carve themselves a niche as a market leader in emerging Europe.”
Kinstellar managing partner Jason Mogg said: “Nick’s a tremendous asset because he’s very much a player in the London market and very well-plugged-in in this part of the world.”
Kinstellar also hired ex-Linklaters banking partner Charles Dunn last week.