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Patrick Sarch Joins White & Case in London

Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with the addition of partner Patrick Sarch, who will co-head the Firm's corporate practice in London.

"Our M&A practice continues to perform very strongly and we were ranked by Bloomberg as the number one law firm by deal value for the full year 2016, having advised on 275 announced deals with an aggregate value of more than US$600 billion," said White & Case partner John Reiss, Head of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. "This achievement illustrates the importance to our clients of our coordinated, global resources and expertise as cross-border activity approaches 50 percent of all M&A globally. Patrick is one of the most respected M&A lawyers in the UK and his arrival is a further validation of our M&A vision, strengths and commitment to supporting our clients."

Sarch has 20 years of experience providing advisory and transactional advice to a broad range of clients, including financial institutions. He is a trusted adviser in the boardrooms of many major UK companies and banks and has acted on more than 100 public takeover transactions worth more than $150 billion. He joins White & Case today from Clifford Chance where he was co-head of the Global Banks Sector team and a partner from 2006.

"Patrick has advised on more than 100 public takeover transactions worth over $150 billion and announced capital raisings worth approximately $75 billion," said White & Case partner Allan Taylor, Regional Section Head, EMEA M&A/Corporate. "He is an outstanding lawyer with a market leading reputation for advising on high profile mandates."

Oliver Brettle, member of the Firm's Executive Committee and executive partner in London, said: "Our 2020 strategy is focused on profitable growth especially in the US and London, in M&A and in the financial institutions industry, which makes Patrick's addition an ideal fit for our Firm. His addition is a key milestone in the continued development of our corporate practice in London."

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