One of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s best-known partners Dennis Block is leaving the firm to join Greenberg Traurig.
New York-based Block is joining Greenberg in the newly created position of senior chairman of global M&A. Block’s, whose book of business is said to have once topped $50m, counts Pfizer, Pepsi and GE among his clients.
Previous deals on which Block advised include Pfizer’s $68bn acquisition of Wyeth and Procter & Gamble’s $57bn purchase of Gillette.
In a statement the chairman of Greenberg’s London office Paul Maher said Block’s arrival was “an essential move” that would help boost his firm’s international practice.
Cadwalader chairman Christopher White thanked Block for his contribution to the firm and wished him well.