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Sidley Austin Brown & Wood is losing securitisation partner Margaret Boswell to the London office of Cayman Islands firm Maples and Calder Europe.
Boswell, who also specialises in tax-driven and asset-backed financing, will head a team of three lawyers when she takes over the department. However, structured finance and securitisation lawyers Shaun Denton and Graham Smith will transfer to the London office as partners early next year. Boswell came from the Brown & Wood side of the merger and was recruited from Allen & Overy in 1997. Maples has a strong relationship with Sidley, and Boswell has worked closely with the Cayman Islands firm for a number of years. Sidley managing partner Drew Scott said that Boswell was making a lifestyle choice.