Linklaters New York bags ex-Shearman chief

Linklaters’ New York office has returned to Shearman & Sterling for new recruits, this time taking on the former co-head of the US firm’s securitisation and derivatives group. Gary Barnett joins Linklaters as a partner and will be reunited with former colleague and litigation expert Paul Wickes, who joined Linklaters in July last year. Since his move, Wickes has been appointed as head of the New York office and national managing partner. First revealed on 5 October