In brief: Clifford Chance partner to head US firm

New York firm Calwalader Wickersham & Taft has poached partner Andrew Wilkinson from Clifford Chance to head up its new London practice. Wilkinson, who is the head of the Noncontentious Insolvency Group and Insurance Restructuring Practice at Clifford Chance, joins three other City partners in the new practice which opens for business on 1 September.