Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Banking Practice with the addition of Shane McDonald as a new partner in London.
"White & Case offers sophisticated sponsors and financial institutions a compelling proposition as counsel of choice for leveraged finance transactions," said White & Case partner Eric Leicht, who leads the Firm's Global Banking Practice. "Clients benefit from our unique blend of US, UK and European law capabilities across our established EMEA network, including our strength in 'US products' such as high yield and covenant-lite Term Loan Bs. Shane's arrival supports our ambition to continue building on our reputation as preeminent leveraged finance counsel."
McDonald joins the Firm's Global Banking Practice from global asset manager Hudson Advisors, which is affiliated with leading private equity firm Lone Star Funds, where he was Senior Vice President and instrumental in the financing of a large number of investments, including the acquisitions of non-performing loan portfolios and private equity portfolio companies. He has more than ten years of experience, was previously an associate at Ropes & Gray and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and is dual-qualified to practice in England and Wales and Victoria, Australia.
"Shane is an energetic and focused lawyer who will add breadth to our leveraged and acquisition finance team in London," said White & Case partner David Plch, Regional Section Head, EMEA Banking. "Our leveraged finance team is already engaged in some of the most interesting and complex transactions across all important product areas, and Shane adds to that in a meaningful way."
Oliver Brettle, London-based member of White & Case's global Executive Committee, said: "Our 2020 strategy includes a focus on profitable growth in London, and in the global financial institutions and private equity industries. Shane's arrival propels us forward in all three areas, and he joins a strong banking team in both London and globally. He is the seventh partner we have announced joining us laterally in London in 2018 to date, adding to the seven internal partner promotions effective 1 January 2018."
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