Debevoise Plimpton has snared Linklaters London corporate partner Guy Lewin-Smith.

Lewin-Smith will take up his post as partner in the US firm’s London corporate team in the New Year.

Debevoise Europe managing partner James Kiernan said: “Guy has an impressive breadth of practice.

His UK and cross-border M&A and equity capital markets capabilities will strengthen our European corporate finance practice.”

At Linklaters, Lewin-Smith’s recent deals include advising Spirent on its delisting from the New York Stock Exchange in May.