EU bankruptcy chief Brown Rudnick moves to Squire in five-lawyer move to London

Signage is seen outside the Squire Patton Boggs law office in Washington, DC, U.S., August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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(Reuters) – Squire Patton Boggs said on Tuesday he had hired a five-member bankruptcy team from Brown Rudnick in London, which includes the head of the firm’s European restructuring practice, Charlotte Møller.

The hires come as Squire Patton Boggs anticipates increased restructuring work amid “higher stress levels across many industries,” its global chairman of restructuring and insolvency, Stephen Lerner, said in a statement.

This is at least the third group hire this year for Squire Patton Boggs in Europe, including the addition of a white-collar team of four lawyers and a data privacy team of six.

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Møller advises on domestic and cross-border restructuring primarily in the shipping, air transport, energy and natural resources sectors, according to an archived biography of Brown Rudnick.

She also represents clients in the enforcement of security over UK assets, particularly in the sale and purchase of non-performing loan portfolios, Squire Patton Boggs said.

Møller is joined in London by partner Monika Lorenzo-Perez, director Helena Clarke and senior associates Rebecca Terrace and Sabina Khan.

Former Shearman & Sterling lawyer Leona McManus is also joining Squire Patton Boggs in London as a partner in its derivatives and structured finance team, the firm said in a separate statement.

A spokesperson for Brown Rudnick wished the outgoing team well without answering questions about who will replace its outgoing European restructuring chairman.

A spokesperson for Shearman & Sterling did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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