In addition, the firm has hired Taylor Wessing real estate associate Habib Ullah as a partner in its banking practice.
Nabarro has made 10 lateral hires in its corporate department over the past three years.
Senior partner Simon Johnston said: “Our three- to five-year plan is to be up there competing with Lovells, Ashurst and Herbert Smith. We’re already doing it in real estate.”
Steele added: “Nabarro has made a lot of high-profile hires and is looking to take corporate forward to the next level.”