Simpson Thacher Snags Allen & Overy PE Pro In London

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 1:53 PM EST) -- The global co-head of Allen & Overy LLP's private equity group, who also focuses on mergers and acquisitions, is jumping to Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to join its London office as a partner in its corporate practice, Simpson Thacher said Thursday.

Derek Baird is still with Allen & Overy but will move to Simpson Thacher in the new year, according to his new firm.

Pete Ruegger, chairman of Simpson Thacher's executive committee, said in a statement that Baird's recognized expertise in the private equity mergers...
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