Birmingham-based Wragge and Co has boosted its banking and finance practice with the appointment of Mark McKee as a director.
As a specialist in asset and receivables finance and asset-based lending, he will strengthen the team's asset finance capability.
Paula Laird, head of the asset finance unit, said: "Mark's experience working in-house for financial institutions is the perfect complement to this team's pragmatic and client-orientated approach."
He joins from global financial services company GMAC Commercial Finance, where he was head of legal.
Mr McKee brings experience in cross-border and domestic high-value asset and receivables finance securitisation.
Examples include a German banking licence application, leading a £700 million book debt securitisation, the establishment of several large multi-jurisdictional vendor sales aid programs, and undertaking a diligence project on a large leasing business acquisition. Additional expertise includes factoring, invoice discounting and syndicated lending.
Prior to joining GMAC, he was head of legal for CIT Speciality Finance Division (UK).
Mr Mckee said: "Wragge & Co's finance practice has a distinctive reputation in this competitive market.
"It has forged strong relationships with leading financial institutions on the strength of its asset finance and asset based lending capability. I look forward to working with the team to grow its reputation for high-quality and complex asset-based lending work."
Wragge & Co has further expanded its finance capability with the appointment of a new partner. Kieron Dwyer is a structured finance lawyer with a particular focus on project finance work.
The firm's banking and finance team handles UK and cross-border mid-market acquisition, debt and leveraged finance deals.