Davis Polk Nabs Freshfields Veteran For English Law Group

Law360, New York (January 6, 2012, 6:03 PM EST) -- Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is launching an English law practice in its London office to be headed by new recruit Simon Witty, who arrives fresh from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, the firm announced Friday.

"We have seen Simon's work firsthand in handling some of the most complex equity transactions in Europe," Davis Polk's managing partner Thomas J. Reid said in a statement Friday. "He is ideally suited to help us launch our English law practice in London and to develop our existing English law capabilities...
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