The logo of law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is seen outside its corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 1, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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  • Richard Hanson joins Morgan Lewis Structured Transactions group in London
  • Morgan Lewis, Eversheds Sutherland, Linklaters and Schulte Roth have all added financial partners in London this year

April 22 (Reuters) – Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has added a partner from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, making it the latest major law firm to expand its financial practice in London.

Richard Hanson joins the global structured transactions practice of Morgan Lewis, the Philadelphia-based law firm announced Friday.

Hanson advises alternative investment funds and asset managers on structured finance, securitization and derivative-based transactions, Morgan Lewis said.

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Last month, Eversheds Sutherland hired a global co-head of finance from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London.

Earlier this year, UK-based Osborne Clarke and Linklaters chose three financial partners each, and New York-based Schulte Roth & Zabel hired a financial and derivatives partner from Dentons in the UK capital.

Morgan Lewis added Merryn Craske, structured finance partner, of Mayer Brown in London in February.

The 2,000-lawyer firm also added structured finance partners Steven Becker and Alex Velinsky of Hunton Andrews Kurth in the United States earlier this month.

A spokesperson for Orrick wished Hanson well on Friday.

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Reporting by Nimitt Dixit

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