Linklaters builds banking team

Legal powerhouse Linklaters has added Brian Gray, formerly of Freshfields, to its London banking practice.

Gray specialises in leveraged and acquisition financing, specializing in public to privates, infrastructure transactions, securitisation bridges, opco-propco, consortium LBOs and regulated industries such as water and life insurance.

He had been a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer since 2002, and is the second partner to join Linklaters in four months, the first being David Ereira, a restructuring and real estate finance partner, who left in February.