Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of Guy Potel as a new partner in London.
"We've built significant momentum in our M&A practice, which was top of Bloomberg's global and European M&A league tables by deal value for the first quarter of 2016," said White & Case partner John Reiss, Head of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. "Guy's addition brings further impetus, strengthening our London-based English law M&A team and signalling our determination to continue building a stronger UK plc practice with more substantial capabilities in public M&A and advisory and equity issues."
The addition of Potel, who joins the Firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, supports the Firm's strategic focus on growth in London and in M&A. With particular experience advising technology and telecoms companies, his arrival also supports the strategic focus on the global technology industry. Potel advises major listed and private companies on public and private acquisitions, equity capital raisings, joint ventures and minority equity investments. He also advises a number of leading development banks on their equity investments. Potel joins White & Case from Hogan Lovells, where he was a partner, and brings more than 17 years of experience.
"Guy is an experienced, commercially astute and highly skilled M&A lawyer who is held in very high regard by the market," said White & Case partner Jan Matejcek, Regional Section Head, M&A/Corporate. "He will play an important role in the ongoing development of our London public M&A practice, and there are exciting opportunities to work with our private equity team on portfolio company exits."
Oliver Brettle, executive partner in London and member of the Firm's Executive Committee, said: "Our strategy to 2020 includes a focus on profitable growth in London, in M&A and in the global technology industry. Guy's addition drives us forward in all three areas, and follows the arrival of eight new lateral partners in London since the start of 2015."
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