Warner Cranston poaches partner

City firm Warner Cranston has snapped up its third partner from rivals in as many months – this time taking a litigation lawyer from Nabarro Nathanson.

George Brown has been a partner at Nabarros for four years and will join the 20-partner firm at the beginning of May.

He follows Peter Borrowdale, the head of Sonnenschein’s defunct London office, and Paul Fallon, a banking litigation partner from Davies Arnold Cooper.

Brown will join Warner Cranston’s seven-partner international litigation practice. He has experience acting for US and French clients in cases involving international asset recovery, and has acted in disputes involving fraud and corruption in international business.

He refuses to name his clients but says they range from “those regarded as the very large US multinationals” to “what might be described as very rich individuals”.

He says: “Warner Cranston offers me the opportunity to further build up my international litigation practice. I will be able to continue building up the work that I have been doing with the team. It has a very good reputation in litigation.”

Peter Alfandary, business development partner at Warner Cranston, says litigation accounts for 35 per cent of the turnover of the firm.

He says: “We are growing, business is good, and people seem to want to join us.

“We are a strong litigation firm and we have been looking for another litigation partner as part of a general expansion of the firm.

“Our growth will be a factor of not just how many people we bring in, but who.”

The litigation department at Warner Cranston focuses on an international level and has a recognised niche in asset recovery for French, Middle Eastern and US clients.

The firm’s clients include the rulers of Dubai and Tate & Lyle.