Norton Rose takes Lovells derivatives head

Norton Rose is making the first attempts to plug the gap left by the move of four securities partners to Baker & McKenzie (B&M) with the hire of Lovells partner Laurence Garside.

Garside, a capital markets specialist and head of Lovells’ derivatives group, will join Norton Rose in August.

In May 2005 The Lawyer revealed that four Norton Rose partners – Jonathan Walsh, Vincent Keaveny, Bruce Somer and Ian Porter – were to move to B&M after a 12-month notice period.

The news of their departure came just months after fellow capital markets partners Christian Parker and Liz Jones left for Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft and Standard & Poor’s respectively.

Garside’s debt capital markets expertise will help boost Norton Rose’s capital markets and securities group in the wake of the announcements.