Law firm Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP hired two partners for its London capital markets practice last week to respond to the expansion of securitization and capital market techniques across the European Union, the firm said.

Christian Parker and Angus Duncan will join the firm in April.

Parker comes from the international securities group at Norton Rose, where he was a partner focused on structure capital markets, he said. Parker has represented bondholders in several high profile distressed situations and has structured Islamic-compliant capital markets transactions.

"This appointment allows us to greatly enhance our international presence in asset securitization and CDO markets as well as meet our clients' needs," Andrew Wilkinson, managing partner of the London office, said in a press release.

Duncan was previously a partner at Allen & Overy where he focused on structured transactions, repackagings and CDO transactions, ac-cording to a Cadwalader spokeswoman. He represents both arrangers and asset managers and has been involved in several CDO transactions, including Robeco, Balthazar, Stanton, Sterlingmax, AIG MezzVest and Callisto.

"Angus' knowledge and experience make him a valuable addition to the team as we continue to build our international position in securitization and structured finance," Robert Link, Cadwalader's chairman and chair of the capital markets department, said in the release.

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, established in 1792, maintains offices in New York, London, Charlotte and Washington, D.C. The firm focuses on securitization and structured finance, and represents underwriters and issuers.

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