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Norton Rose Fulbright hires CMS Cameron McKenna DCM partner

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has hired CMS Cameron McKenna banking and finance partner Nigel Dickinson to its debt capital markets team.

It is understood Dickinson recently resigned but is currently in negotiations with Camerons over clients. His start date at NRF has yet to be decided.

Prior to joining Camerons in 2012 as a partner in the financial services and products group, Dickinson worked in the London and New York offices of Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy, where he was a senior associate. He advises investment banks and retail banks, end users and service providers on matters including derivative-linked debt securities, structured products and complex liquidity, regulatory capital, accounting, tax, risk-transfer and funding transactions.

Acknowledged as a third-tier DCM team by the Legal 500, NRF is said to be at the ‘forefront of market developments’ in areas including equity-linked and shari’ah-compliant structures, with JP Morgan and BNP Paribas listed as key clients.

In March the firm enhanced the practice area in Dubai with the hire of DCM partner Gregory Man from Clifford Chance.

Jeremy Edwards, global head of banking and finance, said: ‘Derivatives are now used in many of the transactions we are advising on globally, particularly those involving our banking, energy, infrastructure; mining and commodities and transport clients. Nigel’s appointment will significantly enhance our transactional derivative capability.’

Cameron McKenna, meanwhile, has made efforts in recent years to improve its sector offering including the hire of Simmons & Simmons Daniel Winterfeldt in 2011 to head its international capital markets practice, as well as partners Peter Crichton and Ashley Smith from DLA Piper in 2012 and A&O counsel Tim Elliott as partner last year.