Law firm Addleshaw Goddard is bulking up its finance group with the hire of project’s expert Claire Denison – responsible for developing White & Case’s London trade finance practice.

Denison is set to join the national firm’s London office as a partner in its banking and finance practice

In her previous role at White & Case, Denison was partner in the banking and capital markets group. With over 20 years’ experience, she has considerable expertise, particularly in cross-border acquisition finance, bank lending, project finance and real estate finance acting for lenders, sponsors and investment funds.

Before joining White & Case, Denison was a partner in the banking group of DLA Piper in London.

Richard Papworth, Addleshaw Goddard finance and projects division managing partner comments: “Denison’s appointment reflects a commitment in our business to delivering the best possible experience and quality of service to our institutional clients and I am delighted that she has chosen to join us. She brings a wealth of experience and insight in the financial services market, especially on a wide range of ‘lender side’ work for major institutions, and this is a key area where we are already one of a handful of leading firms but need additional capability to further support our clients’ ambitions, as well as our own goals.”

He adds: “Denison’s versatility, particularly in the way she has built a trade and commodity practice, is critical in the current climate and this is a specialist niche we will be looking to exploit.”

Addleshaw Goddard’s finance and projects division comprises more than 30 partners and over 130 other fee earners across the three offices in Leeds, London and Manchester.

The team advises on the full range of financial issues, including real estate finance, corporate banking, bank lending, leveraged finance, corporate support, projects/infrastructure finance, housing finance, asset finance, asset based lending, securitisation/structured finance and capital markets and derivatives.