Linklaters poaches CC Asian capital markets boss

Linklaters’ Tokyo office has raided Clifford Chance for a new securitisation partner.

Paul Kruger, the head of Clifford Chance’s Asian capital markets practice will be joining Linklaters’ Tokyo office in June.

Kruger, who has been a partner at Clifford Chance since 1997 counts HSBC, Citigroup, BNP Paribas and Royal Bank of Scotland as clients.

Commenting on the appointment Linklaters’ Asian managing partner Simon Davies said: “We think this is a powerful endorsement of the platform we’ve built in Asia.”