Taylor Wessing boosts corporate dept

Taylor Wessing has snared Hammonds partner Tom Cartwright to bulk up its corporate practice. Cartwright is expected to provide additional expertise in financial services and leisure and hospitality. His recent track record includes advising Compass Group on the acquisition of Keith Prowse, Marriott International on its European hotel programme and Abbey on the sale of its factoring, block discounting and invoice discounting divisions. Cartwright, a partner at Hammonds since 2004, is expected to join Taylor Wessing this month (February).