In brief: Wynne leaves Watson Farley & Williams

Watson Farley & Williams has lost Geoffrey Wynne, a senior banking partner. It is understood Wynne has left to join a bank. Michael Reid, chief executive of Watsons' London office, said: “We hope to maintain close relations with him and he left on amicable terms.” He could not confirm whether the firm would be taking on a replacement for Wynne. Watsons is also to lose finance partner Bob Schreiner from its New York office. The moves will reduce the number of partners in the London office to 28 and the New York office to nine. The firm also has partners in Paris, Athens and Moscow.