Linklaters has elected three new partners in its banking practice, bringing to seven the number of new partners in the practice over the last 12 months. The newly elected partners are Bruce Bell (London), Arnaud Fromion (Paris) and Marc Trinkaus (Frankfurt), strengthening the practice worldwide.


Bell specialises in acquisition finance, corporate lending, debt restructuring and insolvency.


Trinkaus has in-depth knowledge and experience in leveraged buyouts as well as work-outs, and regular investment grade and non-investment grade syndicated loans.


Fromion specialises in  LBOs, build-ups, public acquisition finance and public to private transactions.


The elections add to other lateral hires Linklaters has made in the banking practice recently.


Those related to trade and project finance are:
Michael Bassett (New York) – Bassett focuses on leveraged buyout and other acquisition financings, loan workouts, out-of-court restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings and asset-based loans.


Roberto Vianna (Sao Paulo) – Vianna is a finance lawyer with experience in Brazilian corporate, securities and banking law, representing a wide variety of investment banking, commercial banking and corporate clients
Linklaters banking practice has also appointed Stuart Salt, one of the firm’s most senior project finance lawyers, as head of banking and projects in Asia upon his transfer to the Hong Kong office in May. This appointment and transfer have been made to assist the firm’s response to the growing demands for its banking and projects services in this region.