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White & Case Promotes 12 to Counsel and 21 to Local Partner

Global law firm White & Case LLP announced today the promotion of 12 of its lawyers to counsel and 21 to local partner, effective January 1, 2015.

"We are pleased to announce these promotions, which reflect the truly global and diverse nature of our business and the exceptional standard of our senior lawyers," said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier.

At White & Case, counsel is a role for senior lawyers with significant experience in a particular practice area. The title is used across the Firm, in all offices, as an alternative career path to partnership but does not preclude consideration for promotion to partner.

The position of local partner is offered in select White & Case regions and locations where it is common market practice. At present this includes offices in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Mexico. The title of local partner is given to senior lawyers of exceptional ability and is a recognized career step towards admission into Firm partnership.

Americas

Yael Berger has been named counsel in our Global White Collar Practice. Based in Washington, DC, she advises clients on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, and corporate compliance matters.

Rebecca Gottlieb has been named counsel in our Global Banking Practice. Based in New York, she advises clients on a wide range of leveraged and corporate finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisition financings, asset-based lending facilities and restructurings.

Aya Kobori has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in New York, she advises clients on antitrust law, corporate internal investigations, and complex and multi-district commercial litigation, particularly for Japanese clients.

Abraham Paul has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Sao Paulo, he represents clients on cross-border offerings of debt and equity securities, including Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings and private placements.

Sheldon A. Philp has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Miami, he advises clients on complex commercial litigation.

Joshua Weedman has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in New York, he advises clients on complex commercial litigation.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

Zita Albert has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Budapest, she advises clients on a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, disposals and corporate finance.

Orion Berg has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Paris, he advises clients on competition law and sector-specific regulation, with an emphasis on network industries and innovative technologies.

Jens Brömmelmeier has been named a local partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Berlin, he advises clients on the continuation and restructuring of insolvent companies in various business sectors.

Ferdinand Brughmans has been named a local partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in Brussels, he advises clients on project finance, leveraged finance, syndicated and bilateral lending and refinancings.

Julien Chameyrat has been named counsel in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Paris, he advises clients on leveraged, corporate finance and real estate finance transactions.

Katarzyna Czapracka has been named a local partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Brussels, she advises clients on cartel proceedings and compliance with EU and international merger control rules.

Astrid Düring has been named a local partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Berlin, she advises clients on insolvency administration and restructuring across various business sectors.

Menso F. Engelmann has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises clients on national and cross-border transactions in corporate and capital markets law.

Thomas Feiler has been named a local partner in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises clients on intellectual property and commercial law, advising clients across a range of sectors.

Nikolay Feoktistov has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Moscow, he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions transactions and joint ventures.

Genevra Forwood has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Brussels, she advises clients on a broad range of European law with particular emphasis on regulatory compliance, state aid and sanctions.

Matthias Grigoleit has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises clients on cross-border transactions including acquisition finance and project finance.

Christina Hüschemenger has been named a local partner in our Global Tax Practice. Based in Frankfurt, she advises clients on German and international tax law, with particular emphasis on international tax planning.

Tomáš Jíně has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Prague, he advises clients on cross-border leveraged finance transactions, financial restructurings and derivatives transactions.

Jérémie Jourdan has been named a local partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Brussels, he advises clients on EU and French competition law and cartel investigations.

Rafał Kamiński has been named a local partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Warsaw, he advises clients on capital markets transactions, as well as commercial and corporate governance issues.

Katharina Kendziur has been named a local partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Munich, she advises clients on banking and corporate litigation, defending major German and international financial institutions against liability claims involving false investment advice.

Ingrid Knollmeyer has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, she advises clients on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity investments. (Promotion effective July 1, 2015.)

Peter Lewis has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London, he advises private equity clients on leveraged mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and portfolio management.

Carsten Lösing has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises clients on national and cross-border transactions including acquisition finance and project finance as well as regulatory issues.

Marlene Maesch has been named a local partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Hamburg, she advises clients on commercial and business litigation including insolvency litigation.

Anne Petitjean has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Paris, she advises clients on the acquisition and development of real estate assets including industrial sites, offices, hotels and retail properties.

Anastasia Putilova has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Moscow, she advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and other corporate law issues.

Markéta Štáfková has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Prague, she advises client on banking and finance and real estate transactions.

Susanne Weckbach has been named a local partner in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Munich, she advises clients on intellectual property and IT law.

Asia

Melody Chan has been named a local partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Hong Kong, she advises clients on cross-border disputes in the financial services, oil and gas, power and technology sectors.

David Gartside has been named a local partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in Singapore, he advises clients on major international projects and project financings as well as refinancings and asset and trade financings.

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