Linklaters builds NY with finance hire

Jones Day banking partner Michael Bassett has become the latest US finance lawyer to join Linklaters’ growing New York office.

Bassett’s practice encompasses both acquisition finance and restructuring, an area that Linklaters developed with the recruitment of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan partner Mark Palmer last year.

The firm has also taken on two other finance partners – derivatives specialists Adam Glass and Gary Barnett of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood – in the last six months.