Freshfields London aviation finance team heads to Holland & Knight

March 16, 2017 Holland & Knight has hired an aviation finance team from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, shortly after Rob Murphy, the team’s sole aviation finance partner, announced plans to depart the firm. Murphy will join China Development Bank later this year as general counsel and chief operating officer of the company’s CDB Aviation Lease Finance group.

The team includes William Coleman and Victoria Koob, who will join Holland & Knight as partners, along with associates Laurence Long, Fabio Miceli and Rachel Thomasen.

In addition to reorganizations that have affected Freshfields’ finance practice, the firm also has two finance partners who are set to retire at the end of the current financial year.

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