In brief: Norton Rose takes on asset specialist

Wilde Sapte lawyer Jeremy Gibb has been appointed as a partner in the asset finance group of Norton Rose. Gibb, who has joined the London office, is the second asset finance specialist to be brought on board by the firm this year. In May, Watson Farley & Williams solicitor Deborah Clark moved to Norton Rose's Paris office, and the firm also transferred London partner Alistair MacRae to its Singapore office. “This latest appointment in London reflects the considerable volume of work we are currently undertaking in asset finance,” said managing partner Roger Birkby.