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Law firm Dechert has hired James Waddington in London as a partner.

Prior to joining Dechert, Waddington was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.
Waddington advises commercial and investment banks and private equity and hedge fund clients in connection with finance and derivative transactions, credit default swaps, lending and borrowing arrangements, debt and equity offerings, insolvency and restructuring matters as well as fund formation and fund investments.
He has practiced law in Paris, London and New York since 1985 and has previously worked as an investment banker at Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank). He is fluent in both English and French.
Dechert chairman Barton J. Winokur says: "I’m delighted to welcome such a talented lawyer as Jim to the firm."
Waddington says: "I am very excited to join such a distinguished corporate and financial services firm as Dechert. My areas of expertise are ideally suited to the firm's established practices and global resources. I believe my clients will be well-served by this move."

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