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In a year when personnel issues were to the fore at McDermott Will & Emery, with a number of high-profile arrivals and departures, it is ironic that one of the highest-profile exits was that of employment head Fraser Younson, who joined Berwin Leighton Paisner. Despite this setback the firm made a number of significant hires, including Hammonds’ final departing Brussels partner José Rivas and the firm’s UK competition head Alasdair Bell.
McDermott also underlined its desire to enter the structured finance arena with the hire of securitisation partner Paul-Michael Rebus from Bakers and Nick Terras from SJ Berwin.
2007 will again see McDermott dip into the recruitment market following the departure of
pensions and incentives head Danny Tsang and his team to K&L Gates