Simmons & Simmons hires group of partners from Berwin Leighton Paisner

May 26, 2011 Simmons & Simmons has bolstered its finance department with the hire of a group of partners and former partners from Berwin Leighton Paisner.

The newest additions to the partnership at Simmons & Simmons include property finance specialists John Hayward and Mark Waghorn, who both left Berwin Leighton Paisner earlier this year. And reports indicate that two to three further Berwin Leighton Paisner partners specialising in finance and corporate work will also join Simmons.

Over at Berwin Leighton Paisner, the finance group is being overhauled by practice head Matthew Kellett, with new hires including Alexander Keepin from Charles Russell and former Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker partner Keith Wilson, and Nick Kynoch from Mayer Brown.

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