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Offshore firm Walkers has appointed David Collins as a ­partner in its Cayman Islands office. Collins, who worked with Walkers from 2004 to 2006, rejoins the firm from Linklaters, where he was an associate in the derivatives and structured products group. It is a rare outside appointment for Walkers, as it prefers to promote partners […]

A&O slides to third in finance rankings

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) banking and finance practice is losing ground to those of its magic circle rivals as Clifford Chance widens its lead in turnover terms. During the past financial year Clifford Chance’s banking and finance practice ­generated £500m in fees; Linklaters’ took in £465.5m; A&O’s was £447m; and Freshfields ;Bruckhaus Deringer’s ;brought ;in […]

Travers’ Barter goes in-house at Bridgepoint

Private equity star Charles Barter is to leave Travers Smith to join Bridgepoint Capital, one of the firm’s key private equity clients. Private equity star Charles Barter (pictured) is to leave Travers Smith to join Bridgepoint Capital, one of the firm’s key private equity clients. Barter, who set up Travers’ private equity group in 1996, […]

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Field Fisher Waterhouse has poached former Peters & Peters partner Tony Lewis, who joins the commercial litigation practice. Prior to joining Peters & Peters in 2005, Lewis worked at CMS Cameron McKenna for 10 years. MOVE OF THE WEEKField Fisher Waterhouse has poached former Peters & Peters partner Tony Lewis, who joins the commercial litigation […]

Dechert to go global after Beijing go-ahead

Dechert to go global after Beijing go-ahead” />Dechert is gearing up for a push into those parts of the world where it does not have a presence after winning a licence to practise in Beijing last week. The US firm opened in Hong Kong last year and has agreed terms with a number of lateral […]

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