Nabarro strengthens corporate and banking

Nabarro has called on the silver circle for its latest lateral hire, signing up ­Travers Smith corporate partner Alasdair Steele.

In addition, the firm has hired Taylor Wessing real estate associate Habib Ullah as a partner in its banking practice.

Nabarro has made 10 ­lateral hires in its corporate department over the past three years.

Senior partner Simon Johnston said: “Our three- to five-year plan is to be up there competing with Lovells, Ashurst and Herbert Smith. We’re already doing it in real estate.”

Steele added: “Nabarro has made a lot of high-­profile hires and is looking to take corporate forward to the next level.”