Wilkinson quits Cadwalader for Goldman Sachs

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft restructuring star Andrew Wilkinson is leaving the US firm’s London office for longtime client Goldman Sachs.

Wilkinson, who is also London managing partner, is to join the bank this summer as co-head of restructuring alongside Lachlan Edwards.

Wilkinson’s exit coincides with the projected departure of restructuring partner James Douglas later this year, who is returning to his native New Zealand.

It will leave four partners in the firm’s London restructuring group: Michelle Duncan, Tony Horspool, Peter Baldwin and Richard Nevins.

In a statement, Cadwalader said: “While we are disappointed that Andrew will be leaving the firm, we are pleased that he is moving on to a challenging role in a capacity where he will continue to work closely with Cadwalader.”

“The firm’s achievements have been well-documented, our representations are often in the public eye, our business has thrived, our experience in core areas is unrivalled, and our reputation for efficiency, tenaciousness and zeal is noticeable.

“We look forward to the continued development of Cadwalader’s London practice.”