Steve Fayne and John Burke boast an impressive client list including the Bank of America and Chase Manhattan Bank. In recent years the pair have branched out and now advise producers, distributors and studios on financing.

The move comes just days after Akin Gump announced the labour lawyer, Howard Fabrick – poached from Proskauer Rose earlier this year – is to head up the entertainment industry practice group. The firm is expected to announce a new partner to head up its litigation arm early next year.