City Moves for 8 February – who’s switching jobs at Morrison & Foerster, Jefferies and DMH Stallard?
Morrison & Foerster
Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Christopher Kandel will be joining the firm’s London office in the coming days as a partner in its Finance practice. Christopher brings to the firm a wealth of experience in leveraged finance and complex international acquisition finance, and restructuring transactions. He comes to Morrison & Foerster from Latham & Watkins, where he served as co-chair of the global banking practice. Christopher is the third partner to join the firm’s London Finance Department in less than a year, following the noteworthy additions of Caroline Jury, who joined from Clifford Chance, and Benoit Lavigne, who joined from Ropes & Gray, as the firm accelerates the growth of its finance practice in London. Chrisopher’s practice spans an extremely broad spectrum. He has advised on many landmark matters, including numerous European acquisition financings, the largest LBO financing in Asia, the second-ever high yield issue in Japan, the first international syndicated loan to a corporate in Turkey, the first super-senior revolver in Europe, the first pari passu secured bank/bond issue in Europe, and the first western-sponsor style leveraged buyout financing in Russia.
Jefferies announced the appointment of Tony White, adding a further experienced managing director to its growing UK investment banking team. Based at the firm’s EMEA headquarters in London, Tony will report to Philip Noblet, head of UK investment banking, who joined from HSBC in November 2018, bringing over 26 years of banking experience to Jefferies. Tony brings over 18 years of industry experience from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was most recently a Managing Director in the UK corporate broking and investment banking team. Throughout his career, he has been involved in the origination and execution of a broad range of transactions for UK-listed companies across multiple sectors, including energy & power, financial institutions, business services, healthcare and telecoms & media. Notable recent transactions include the managed separation of Old Mutual, which included the £2.8bn IPO of Quilter and listing of Old Mutual Limited, the acquisition of Foster Wheeler by Amec plc and subsequent merger with Wood Group and equity issuances by BT, RSA, Standard Chartered and Serco.
City law firm DMH Stallard has announced the appointment of Abigail Maino. She joins the firm’s employment group from Asb Law. Abigail specialises in a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.