Just over a year after its launch, European law firm Kinstellar has announced that Nick Eastwell will be joining in January 2010.
He will join as a senior consultant based in London and focus solely on European emerging markets.
Eastwell comes from Linklaters LLP and was formerly the managing partner of the firm’s offices in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). He was also the global head of Linklaters’ capital markets department and regional managing partner for Linklaters’ emerging Europe, Middle East and North Africa region.
He comments: “I have known the Kinstellar team for 10 years, going back to the time when, together, we established what became the market-leading presence in CEE. They are a very high-quality group of people who, at a time when many of the big firms are closing offices or downsizing in the region, have a great opportunity to establish themselves as the leading niche player in and focus on emerging Europe. I hope to be able to play a part in helping them reach that goal.”
He will spend approximately 50 per cent of his working time at Kinstellar and plans to dedicate the other 50 per cent to educational, charitable and a number of other roles.
Eastwell features in The International Who’s Who of Capital Markets Lawyers and is a former winner of its ‘Lawyer of the Year’ award.