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The hire means OC will now have 100 partners across its London, Reading and Bristol bases, following seven partner hires in the City since the start of 2013.
OC’s overall restructuring and insolvency practice is headed by Nigel Boobier, with Bordell also set to work alongside associate Natasha Sheridan, a recent hire from Dundas & Wilson.
Boobier said in a statement: “Keith’s appointment significantly strengthens our London-based restructuring team, which has a growing reputation amongst corporate and banking clients. Keith’s extensive experience and reputation in the market will add to the strength and depth of our offering both in the UK and beyond.”
Speechlys is currently in talks with Withers about a merger that would create a £170m firm (25 March 2013).
Meanwhile, OC has appointed its first-ever lawyer to the counsel role with the addition of Ferdinando Pinto, a professor of administrative law at the Naples’ Università Federico II. It has also bulked up in Cologne with by hiring real estate partner Ruediger Bonnmann from German firm Luther, where he was a partner.