SNR Denton loses funds co-chief to Norton Rose

Norton Rose has hired SNR Denton’s financial institutions and funds co-head as part of an asset-based lending push.

Michael Black joins the London team, having moved to SNR Denton in 2003. He specialises in corporate lending, including asset-based lending, restructuring and structured real estate finance.

Norton Rose banking head Jeremy Edwards said: “Our […] asset-based lending capabilities have benefited [from] our recent expansion into Canada.

“Bringing Michael on board means we’ll now also have one of Europe’s foremost lawyers in this area, helping us to service the needs of our Canadian and USA clients, and also putting us in a strong position to help our European clients as the market grows here.”

Black joined SNR Denton legacy firm Denton Wilde Sapte from Theodore Goddard, now Addleshaw Goddard, where he headed the banking practice. He qualified as a lawyer in New Zealand and later in England and Wales.

His starting date at Norton Rose has not been confirmed.