Fried Frank bolsters City finance practice with A&O hire

Wesseldine joins Fried Frank’s two London-based finance partners Rob McBride and Sian Withey.

Fried Frank chairman Valerie Ford Jacob said: “Mark brings his experience and expertise to a strong team who has been working on some of the most innovative and prominent transaction in the market.”

Wesseldine’s move comes after the firm has suffered a number of defections from its European network in recent months.

Earlier this year The Lawyer reported on French firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffei raiding Fried Frank’s Paris office for a seven-lawyer team that included partners Barbara Levt and Patrick Jais (20 January 2009).