Pinsent Masons lures funds practitioner from SJ Berwin

March 10, 2011 TheLawyer reports that Pinsent Masons has bolstered its funds practice with the hire of a senior associate from SJ Berwin’s fund formation team. Daniel Greenaway joinds Pinsent Masons as a partner.

“Greenaway’s appointment supports our aim to significantly grow our funds team and the wider corporate and banking and finance teams in London,” said partner Ian Warner. “Fund formation has certainly picked up from where we were 12 months ago, although it’s still taking a long time to raise funds.”

This is another hit for the SJ Berwin funds practice, after losing three partners in a raid by Kirkland & Ellis in January 2007. And it represents another in a string of recent departures from the firm in recent months, with outsourcing chief David Meredith joining Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, corporate partner Tandeep Minhas joining Taylor Wessing and real estate chief Jon Vivian leading a four-partner team that went to Irwin Mitchell with a team of associates.

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