Although Bermuda firm Wakefield Quinn saw its partnership halve last year, from six in 2013 to three, it added two members of staff in total and saw a net gain of four fee-earners during the year.
The firm now has the highest partner-to-associate ratio in the Top 30, at 1:4.7.
Hires included that of corporate lawyer Erik Gotfredsen as senior counsel, joining from Conyers Dill & Pearman in Bermuda.
Wakefield Quin did not provide a list of its key deals, but reported on its website that it advised on matters including Barrie Holdings' $30m acquisition of Bermuda Telephone Company from KeyTech in October last year, and advised Nordic Trustee in connection with a $400m bond issuance for Golden Close Maritime Corp.
The firm also acted on a number of pieces of litigation during the year and for the Bermuda America's Cup Organising Committee on its successful bid to host the sailing event in 2017.
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