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International law firm Fasken Martineau has boosted its banking and corporate practices with the hire of a partner each from King & Spalding and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
Corporate specialist Jonathan Martin joins from King & Spalding’s London office, where his practice has encompassed M&A, joint ventures and corporate finance with a particular focus on energy and natural resources.
Banking and finance partner Andrew Thomas has arrived from Gibson Dunn, where he was a partner for more than 10 years, and will head the firm’s banking practice. He has particular expertise in project finance in emerging markets and acquisition and real estate finance.
Fasken’s regional managing partner Gary Howes said in a statement: “Both Jonathan and Andrew are greatly respected lawyers and they bring with them decades of experience in the corporate, finance, energy and natural resources fields.”
He added: “Over the past two years we’ve been very focused on adding a number of key, high-quality lawyers in our chosen practice areas. The arrival of Jonathan and Andrew is another example of that, and further enhances the quality of service we’re able to offer our clients, both domestically and around the world.”
The loss of Martin represents a step backwards for King & Spalding, which has recently made a string of lateral hires for its energy practice including oil and gas specialist Martin Hunt, who joined from Bracewell & Giuliani in April.
The firm also hired a team of energy lawyers for its new Moscow office last month, including White & Case’s oil and gas head Jennifer Josefson.