Freshfields sees further London departure as M&A partner joins HSBC
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to see two partners leave its London office, with corporate partner Elaine Williams joining HSBC and finance and restructuring partner Chris Howard switching to magic circle rival Linklaters. City M&A partner Williams is expected to join HSBC as its new deputy group company secretary in January 2011. She will replace Paul Stafford in the global role, which will see her report to company secretary Ralph Barber, a chartered accountant. Stafford has relocated to Asia to become corporation secretary for HSBC Asia Pacific.
M&A partner moves to HSBC in wake of banking partner’s departure to Linklaters
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