23 July 2012 at 15:08 BST


London-based commercial law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner has boosted the ranks of its funds team with the poaching of Justin Cornelius from fellow English firm Nabarro.

Mr Cornelius – currently a partner at Nabarro – will join BLP’s corporate practice in London as a partner. He has more than 10 years’ experience as a funds practitioner, specialising in investment and complex joint ventures in the real estate sector as well as advising on structuring and equity raisings for private equity real estate funds.
Atlanta-headquartered law firm King & Spalding has accelerated its European growth with the recruitment of William Charnley as partner in its London office.
A leading transactional lawyer, Mr Charnley deals with M&A, private equity, hedge funds, corporate finance and capital markets. He joins from Chicago’s Mayer Brown.
King & Spalding is also set to launch a London real estate department after the addition of Nigel Heilpern, who arrives from Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson.
Mr Heilpern will join King & Spalding’s capital transactions and real Estate practice group as a partner. He specialises in premium real estate matters, covering equity investments, banking and finance, private equity, fund formations, sales and leasebacks and general development finance.


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