I actually started practising law in California, way back in the dark ages. I moved over here for two years, and I’ve been here ever since. I never really intended to be a lawyer in London at all. My lifetime ambition was to be a criminal lawyer in Baltimore. My early career could be characterised as wanting to work at a big law firm in a big city before I would go back to a smaller city and a very different law practice. As you can see, all that planning never really turned out. I haven’t touched a criminal case in a very long time.
Banking and Finance perspectives: Chris Kandel
‘The best finance lawyers understand, whichever side they’re on, that there is a common goal’: Morrison Foerster finance partner Chris Kandel on collaborative practices, training the next generation of lawyers and novel developments in leveraged finance