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Reed Smith lands CMS Cameron McKenna’s capital markets head as it hunts financial services growth

Intent on building up its financial industry group in the City, Reed Smith has hired CMS Cameron McKenna‘s head of capital markets Daniel Winterfeldt. He joins Reed Smith with a team of three associates.

Winterfeldt, a US securities partner, has led CMS Cameron McKenna’s international capital markets group, including the US securities practice, for nearly six years after joining from Simmons & Simmons.

Winterfeldt’s recent client list includes Telefónica Deutschland, Big Yellow Group, The Wellcome Trust and N M Rothschild. His practice is based around accessing funding in the international capital markets, and he has acted on a wide range of IPOs, secondary equity offerings, rights issues and high yield bonds.

Winterfeldt started his career in New York with Hughes Hubbard & Reed, before relocating to London to join Weil, Gotshal & Manges in 2000. He subsequently joined Jones Day, before making partner at Simmons & Simmons nearly 10 years ago.

The global chair of Reed Smith’s financial industry group, Tamara Box, said the hire will ‘complement to our securities practices in the United States and Asia’ after landing New York-based Danielle Carbone to head its capital markets practice late last year from Shearman & Sterling.

Winterfeldt is the founder and co-chair of the Forum for US securities lawyers in London and has built a strong reputation around promoting diversity in the workplace. He is the founder and co-chair of the InterLaw Diversity Forum, the leading LGBT inclusion legal network in the UK, and led CMS’s diversity and inclusion programme. InterLaw Diversity Forum now has over 1,500 members.

Sakil Suleman, who heads Reed Smith’s UK diversity committee, said: ‘Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our culture at Reed Smith. Daniel is a passionate and dedicated speaker and campaigner on these issues and we are delighted to welcome his expertise and his award-winning work through the InterLaw Diversity Forum to Reed Smith.’