White & Case Promotes 21 to Counsel and 21 to Local Partner | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
White & Case Promotes 21 to Counsel and 21 to Local Partner

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

Global law firm White & Case LLP has promoted 21 lawyers to counsel and 21 lawyers to local partner.

"Spanning 21 offices and nine practice groups, these promotions reflect the truly diverse and global nature of our Firm while recognizing the exceptional ability and commitment to client service this group has demonstrated," said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. "I am confident they will make a valuable contribution to White & Case and our clients as we continue to make progress toward achieving the goals of our 2020 strategy."

In addition to the internal promotions, White & Case has hired 14 counsel and nine local partners during 2018.

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 a common market practice. At present this position applies to offices in Asia-Pacific, Central & Eastern Europe, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The title of local partner is a recognized career step toward admission into Firm partnership.

The promotions are effective January 1, 2019, except where noted.

 

AMERICAS

Claudette Druehl has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York, her practice focuses on advising broker-dealers and investment advisers on SEC and FINRA compliance, including registration issues, trading issues and regulatory issues, as well as Blue Sky advice.

Joseph Furst III has been named counsel in our Global Banking Practice. Based in New York, he advises clients on commercial finance transactions, including asset-based and cash flow financings, first lien and second lien financings, first-out/last-out financings, acquisition financings and dividend recapitalizations.

Henrikki Harsu has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York, Henrikki advises financial institution clients on their funding programs and transactions, including international capital markets offerings and the establishment of US funding platforms for non-US banks.

Fan He has been named counsel in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Miami, he advises chapter 11 debtors, cross-border debtors and secured and unsecured creditors on chapter 11 proceedings and out-of-court restructurings.

Karen Katri has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Miami, she advises clients on a variety of cross-border corporate finance transactions, including securities offerings, credit facilities and project bonds.

Katherine McCullough has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Washington, DC, she advises on emerging and developed market fund formation, innovative fund structures and a broad list of sector-targeted funds for sponsor and investor-side clients.

Sergio Márquez García Moreno has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Mexico City, he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets and banking transactions.

Mårten Olsson has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in New York, Mårten advises clients on equity and debt financing transactions, with a particular focus on energy, infrastructure and asset finance matters, including 4(a)(2) private placements and offerings of high yield and investment grade debt.

Juan F. Ruenes Rosales has been named a local partner in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Mexico City, he advises clients on infrastructure development, project finance, asset finance and general corporate matters.

Mauricio Valdespino has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Mexico City, he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, real estate and corporate and commercial law.

 

EMEA

Angélica André has been named counsel in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Paris, she represents clients in commercial arbitration relating to construction, energy, infrastructure and mergers and acquisitions, annulment proceedings relating to commercial and investment arbitral awards in France, and enforcement proceedings in France and worldwide.

Catherine Andrews has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in London, she advises clients on infrastructure capital markets transactions, including project bonds, private placements and corporate bonds.

Richard Blackburn has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in London, he advises clients on OTC derivatives, including credit, equity, interest rate, FX and Shari’ah-compliant derivatives, synthetic securitisations and structured products.

Tim Bracksiek has been named a local partner in our Global Tax Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises clients on international and domestic tax law.

Tobias Daubert has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises clients on acquisition financing, leveraged buy-out financing, real estate financing and corporate loans, as well as other types of syndicated lending transactions.

Zoran Draškovič has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Bratislava, Zoran advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters, with experience in the energy, infrastructure, banking and real estate sectors.

Jan Ole Eichstädt has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations in private equity and regulated industries, particularly financial institutions and energy.

Kelly Gibson, a professional support lawyer based in London, has been promoted to professional support counsel in our EMEA Banking Regional Section.

Paul Harrington has been named counsel in our Global Tax Practice. Based in London, he advises clients on transactional and advisory direct and indirect tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, finance and corporate structuring and restructuring.

Xuan Jin has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Dubai, he advises clients on debt capital markets and Islamic finance, with a focus on Middle Eastern, Turkish and Asian financial institutions, sovereigns and corporates.

Adrian Lawrence has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in London, he advises clients on project finance, banking, corporate and capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on oil and gas and petrochemicals.

Tom Matthijs has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Brussels, he advises financial investors and corporate clients on both public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures and capital market operations, in addition to having broad experience in infrastructure and energy transactions.  

Michal Pališin has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Bratislava, he advises clients on competition matters, regulatory matters and corporate law, including related EU law aspects.

Estelle Philippi has been named counsel in our Global Tax Practice. Based in Paris, she advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic tax planning and corporate tax advice.

James Pullen has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London, James advises clients on real estate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint ventures.

Nicolas Rebel has been named counsel in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises clients on insolvency administration and insolvency law.

Matthew Richards has been named a local partner in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Johannesburg, he advises clients on project finance, construction and other commercial contracts, including power purchase agreements, with experience in the power, energy, mining and infrastructure sectors.

Sophie Sahlin has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice, effective March 13, 2018. Based in London, she advises clients on a number of competition law issues, with a particular focus on assisting clients with complex EU and international merger control proceedings.

Daniel Schwartz has been named a local partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Düsseldorf, he advises clients on insolvency proceedings and restructuring measures, particularly debtor-in-possession proceedings and the sale or acquisition of insolvent companies.

Alessandro Seganfreddo has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Milan, he advises clients on cross-border and domestic transactions in a variety of sectors including financial services, retail and consumer products, infrastructure and transport, pharmaceutical, technology, media and telecommunications.

Ceren Sen has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Istanbul, she advises clients on secured and unsecured financings including domestic and cross-border syndicated loan transactions, leveraged buyouts, corporate financings and restructurings.

Julia-Katharina Sieber has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, she advises clients on stock corporation and corporate group law including the preparation and execution of shareholders’ meetings and corporate restructurings.

Ateş Turnaoğlu has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Istanbul, he advises clients on project financing transactions for Turkish banks and international financial institutions, particularly infrastructure and energy projects.

Tomislav Vrabec has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises clients on private equity deals and cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions.

Anne-Marie Wicks has been named a local partner in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Doha, she advises clients on the development and financing of large international projects, particularly in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, with experience in the gas, petrochemicals, LNG and electricity sectors.

Václav Žaloudek has been named a local partner in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Prague, he advises clients on commercial law, international private law, energy law and labor law.

 

ASIA-PACIFIC

Shino Asayama has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Tokyo, she advises clients on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters, including antitrust matters, data protection and employment.

Mark Montag has been named a local partner in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Currently based in Melbourne, he will relocate to Sydney and continue to advise clients on major international and domestic projects in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors.

William Moran has been named a local partner in our Global International Trade Practice. Based in Tokyo, he advises clients on international trade and regulatory matters before various US government agencies and courts.

Takako Onoki has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Tokyo, she represents clients in antitrust/competition law matters, including those related to Japan Fair Trade Commission investigations for cartels and unilateral conduct.

Tabitha Saw has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Singapore, Tabitha advises global clients on cross-border acquisitions, real estate private equity investments, joint ventures, strategic investments and restructurings.

Jiejin (Victoria) Yu has been named counsel in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Hong Kong, she advises clients on secured and unsecured, bilateral and syndicated and domestic and cross-border bank finance transactions.

 

During 2018, 14 counsel and nine local partners have joined the Firm.

AMERICAS

  • Will Giles, counsel, Global Banking Practice, Washington, DC
  • Morgan Hollins, counsel, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Houston
  • Stephanie Kim, counsel, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Chicago
  • Stanimir Kostov, counsel, Global Banking Practice, New York
  • Jeremy Kuester, counsel, Global Banking Practice, Washington, DC
  • Dianne Lu, counsel, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Chicago
  • Gordon Mak, counsel, Global Banking Practice, New York
  • Stacia Sowerby, counsel, Global International Trade Practice, Washington, DC
  • Julia Winters, counsel, Global Commercial Litigation Practice, New York

 

EMEA

  • Christophe Balthazard, local partner, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Brussels
  • Sylwia Maria Bea, local partner, Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice, Frankfurt
  • Stefan Bressler, local partner, Global Mergers & Acquisitions, Frankfurt
  • Alexandra Diehl, local partner, Global International Arbitration Practice, Frankfurt
  • Michael Leicht, local partner, Global Intellectual Property, Frankfurt
  • Deborah Lincoln, counsel, Global Intellectual Property Practice, London
  • Andreas Lischka, local partner, Global Banking Practice, Frankfurt
  • Tom Matthews, counsel, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, London
  • Vincent Naveaux, local partner, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Brussels
  • Hans-Georg Schulze, local partner, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Berlin
  • Sébastien Seele, local partner, Global Capital Markets Practice, Frankfurt
  • Peter Svanqvist, counsel, Global Banking Practice, Stockholm

 

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Andrew Cohn, counsel, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Hong Kong
  • Andrea Reeves, counsel, Global Project Finance and Development, Melbourne

 

Press contact
For more information please speak to your local media contact.