Travers Thorp Alberga continues hiring spree with Walkers hire

Offshore boutique Travers Thorp Alberga has picked up Walkers Latin American finance head Nicole Pineda, just weeks after bringing on board former Maples and Calder chief Anthony Travers.

Pineda starts work at Travers Thorp Alberga immediately and will head the firm’s new Latin American practice group.

Before joining Walkers Pineda worked at firms including Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance. She was made up to partner in 2011 (5 July 2011) and is admitted in the Cayman Islands.

Pineda advises corporates and financial institutions on financing transactions, as well as hedge funds, private equity and Cayman financial services regulation.

In a statement Pineda said: “I’m excited to take my practice to Travers Thorp Alberga, which has a refreshing and exciting approach and a core philosophy that is much more in keeping with the current global environment.”

Travers said the hire would give the firm “instant traction” in Latin America.

Travers Thorp Alberga has grown rapidly in the past two years, hiring partners mainly from Maples and Calder and Walkers. Its latest coup was luring Travers back to practice after six years in non-legal roles (3 December 2012).