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Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has snapped up Clifford Chance's former head of securitisation John Woodhall, beating off competition from rival US firms.
Woodhall was voted into Sidley Austin's partnership last week and will bolster the securitisation group which in June saw four partners leave to set up Gide Loyrette Nouel's London branch. It is thought that Woodhall was wooed by several firms, including White & Case.