Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Capital Markets Practice with the addition of Gilles Teerlinck as a new partner in London.
"High yield debt in Europe has continued to grow across all jurisdictions and in many key industries throughout the last decade," said White & Case partner Stuart Matty, who leads the Firm’s Global Capital Markets Practice. "The market for high yield work will continue to grow and our clear ambition is to continue to build a leadership position in the international high yield market – Gilles is therefore an exciting strategic addition who adds further depth to our strong EMEA team and further enhances the services we provide to our clients."
Teerlinck advises issuers, sponsors and underwriters on international securities transactions, with a particular focus on offerings of high yield debt securities. He has also worked on initial public offerings, private placements, restructurings, liability management transactions, corporate governance and other corporate matters. Teerlinck joins White & Case from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner, and brings nearly ten years of experience.
"Gilles is a highly capable lawyer who is held in high regard by his clients, has worked on many leading deals in the London market and has strong relationships with top tier investment banks," said White & Case partner Philippe Herbelin, Regional Section Head, EMEA Capital Markets. "He joins a growing high yield team in EMEA with strong practices in Frankfurt, London, Milan and Paris that continues to build market share and delivers exceptional service to its clients."
London-based White & Case high yield partner Jill Concannon said: "The strong existing high yield team is excited to work alongside Gilles to continue growing our role advising clients on their most important, complex, cross-border transactions."
Partner Oliver Brettle, London-based member of White & Case's global Executive Committee, said: "Our 2020 strategy focuses on driving profitable growth in London, in the global financial institutions industry, and in our capital markets practice. The arrival of Gilles represents further progress in all three areas. London and the broader Firm achieved strong financial results in 2017 – evidence that the investments we’ve made over a period of years are bearing fruit – and our positive trajectory during 2018 to date is cause for continued confidence in our performance."
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