Stephenson Harwood adds Paris finance nous

Stephenson Harwood has bolstered its Paris office, swooping on White & Case to hire banking and asset finance specialist Edward CampbellCampbell, a senior associate at White & Case, joins Stephensons as a partner.

Richard Pearson, managing partner of Stephensons’ Paris office, said: “Hiring [Campbell] works for two reasons: it gives us the opportunity to develop our French law practice as well as adding to our resources generally.”

Campbell’s practice focuses on aircraft leasing and finance matters and his clients include commercial banks, lessors and lessees. He has worked in Paris since 2000 after relocating from New York. His hire takes the number of lawyers in the asset finance group to 70 worldwide.

Pearson said Stephensons would grow in Paris after moving to bigger offices last summer. The firm will be hiring an associate into the French asset finance practice in February.