International law firm Bryan Cave has appointed Rachel Kelly as a partner to its financial services group in London.

She joins the firm from Macfarlanes, where she had been head of structured finance and capital markets for four years. She had previously been a partner in Clifford Chance’s structured debt group for 14 years.

Kelly advises clients ranging from major investment banks and corporates to private equity houses, investment managers and alternative lenders, in relation to a very wide range of structured finance and debt capital markets work, including real estate finance, infrastructure and project finance and liability management. According to a spokesperson for the firm, Kelly’s new remit includes structured trade finance.