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White & Case Promotes 39 to Counsel and 14 to Local Partner

Global law firm White & Case LLP has promoted 39 lawyers to counsel and 14 lawyers to local partner.

"White & Case is a truly global and diverse law firm and these promotions, across 21 offices and 12 global practices, are a clear expression of those fundamental characteristics," said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. "These lawyers demonstrate exceptional ability and share a commitment to the highest standards of client service."

In addition to the internal promotions, White & Case has hired six counsel and eight local partners during 2019.

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 common market practice. The position currently 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, 2020 except where noted.

 

AMERICAS

William Bave
William Bave has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in New York, he advises clients on civil and criminal antitrust litigation, complex business disputes and government investigations.

Jessie Baxter
Jessie Baxter has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in New York, she advises clients on global and domestic mergers and acquisitions and equity investments in a broad range of industries. 

Jacqueline Chung
Jacqueline Chung has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in New York, she advises clients on business disputes that involve complex cross-border issues.

Karen Eisenstadt
Karen Eisenstadt has been named counsel in our Global White Collar Practice. Based in Boston, she advises clients on US criminal and civil regulatory matters, qui tam actions, consumer protection lawsuits and complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes. 

Elodie Gal
Elodie Gal has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York, she advises clients on securities offerings, including registered offerings and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings, public reporting obligations and corporate governance as well as issues arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Michelle Grando
Michelle Grando has been named counsel in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Washington, DC, she advises clients on international and cross-border disputes, with a particular focus on Brazil and Latin America.

Fern Han
Fern Han has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Houston, she advises clients on international project finance in the petrochemical, oil & gas and mining sectors.

Ting-Ting Kao
Ting-Ting Kao has been named counsel in our Global International Trade Practice. Based in Washington, DC, she advises clients on trade remedy proceedings, trade agreements, US trade policy, US customs and WTO disputes.

Nicolle Kownacki
Nicolle Kownacki has been named counsel in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Washington, DC, she advises clients on the resolution of international disputes.

Tamer Nagy
Tamer Nagy has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Washington, DC, he advises clients on complex multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, antitrust compliance matters and investigations before competition agencies around the world, as well as cross-border transactions and disputes related to the Middle East.

Christopher Peponis
Christopher Peponis has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Houston, he advises clients on structured transactions in the energy industry, including project development, joint ventures and sale and purchase agreements across the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas sector, with a specific emphasis on LNG transactions.

Paul Pittman
Paul Pittman has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Washington, DC, he advises clients on privacy and security issues arising from the handling of consumer and business data, and the management of information and operational systems under state, federal and international laws and standards.

William Robertson
William Robertson has been named counsel in our Global Banking Practice. Based in New York, he advises clients on a wide variety of debt financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts and leveraged recapitalizations, with a focus on the representation of direct lenders. 

Claire Watson
Claire Watson has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in New York, she advises clients on the development, acquisition and financing of US infrastructure assets.

 

EMEA

Simona Bormida
Simona Bormida, a professional support lawyer based in Milan, has been promoted to professional support counsel.

Delphin Boucher
Delphin Boucher has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Paris, he advises clients on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, restructurings and other corporate law matters.

Thomas Cambidge
Thomas Cambidge has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London, he advises clients on a range of corporate transactions, including international mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations.

Katarzyna Czwartosz-Liber
Katarzyna Czwartosz-Liber has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, effective May 1, 2019. Based in Warsaw, she advises clients on real estate transactions including acquisitions, development and commercialization, as well as the construction of investments.

Kirsten Donner
Kirsten Donner has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Berlin, she advises clients on financial regulation and supervision, including bank resolution, compliance issues and audits and investigations.

Laura Fletcher
Laura Fletcher has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London, she advises clients on portfolio company matters, including capital structure, reorganizations, management incentive plans and other strategic matters.

Thomas Glauden
Thomas Glauden has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Brussels, he advises clients on all aspects of general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings.

Stefan Haiplik
Stefan Haiplik has been named a local partner in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises clients on intellectual property and information technology, including interim injunction proceedings and conceptual advice on advertising and trademark strategies.

Johanna Hayward
Johanna Hayward has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in London, she advises clients on international project financing with a particular focus on reserves based lending and other types of upstream oil & gas financing.

Peter Hodál
Peter Hodál has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Bratislava, he advises clients on a broad range of Slovak and EU law matters, including public procurement, state aid, competition law, litigation and contract law.

Jochen Hoerth
Jochen (Josh) Hoerth has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises clients on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions in corporate, capital markets and commercial law.

Vladimír Ivančo
Vladimír Ivančo has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Bratislava, he advises clients on real estate matters, corporate matters and commercial disputes.

Jan Jakoubek
Jan Jakoubek has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Prague, he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, commercial and media law and general corporate matters.

Katarzyna Jakubiak
Katarzyna Jakubiak has been named counsel in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Warsaw, she advises clients on banking and financial transactions in various sectors, including bilateral and syndicated term and revolving loan facilities, project finance, structured finance and acquisition and corporate financing.

Ida Kučerová
Ida Kučerová has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Prague, she advises clients on international and domestic financial transactions with a particular focus on real estate finance.

Alexander Lang
Alexander Lang has been named a local partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises clients on cross-border and domestic litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Agathe Malphettes
Agathe Malphettes has been named counsel in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Paris, she advises clients on advisory and litigation matters in intellectual property, IT, the internet, telecommunications, data protection and media.

Katharina Nawrath
Katharina Nawrath has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Berlin, she advises clients on all aspects of German and EU media and telecommunications law.

Shannon Neill
Shannon Neill has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Johannesburg, she advises clients on private equity, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate commercial law, company law and due diligence investigations.

Małgorzata Paśnik
Małgorzata Paśnik has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Warsaw, she advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, banking, regulatory, corporate and civil matters.

Bree Peterson
Bree Peterson has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in London, she advises clients on a range of cross-border capital markets transactions, including SEC-registered public offerings, Rule 144A/Reg S offerings and venture capital investments.

Karel Petržela
Karel Petržela has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Prague, he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and portfolio company matters, particularly in regulated sectors and real estate.

Aleksandra Oziemska
Aleksandra Oziemska has been named counsel in our Global White Collar Practice. Based in Warsaw, she advises clients on corporate compliance matters, government and internal investigations as well as criminal litigation.

Habeeb Rahman
Habeeb Rahman has been named counsel in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Abu Dhabi, he advises clients on specialist front-end construction and project development on major projects across a range of industries.

Francesco Scebba
Francesco Scebba has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Milan, he advises clients on securitization transactions, special situations and distressed asset disposals and acquisitions.

Samuel Schreiber 
Samuel Schreiber has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Prague, he advises clients on litigation, arbitration and insolvency proceedings, as well as administrative and criminal law matters, including white collar crime.

Marcus Sohlberg
Marcus Sohlberg has been named counsel in our Global Trade Practice. Based in Geneva, he advises clients on trade and investment matters with a particular focus on dispute settlement under the law of the World Trade Organization, as well as trade remedies investigations under EU law.

Dominik Stier
Dominik Stier has been named a local partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises clients on commercial litigation with an emphasis on banking, financial, corporate and real estate disputes, as well as compliance and liability matters.

Sebastian Stütze
Sebastian Stütze has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises clients on restructuring projects and personnel measures including negotiations with trade unions and works councils, particularly in complex transaction projects and insolvency situations.

Elodie Valette
Elodie Valette has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Paris, she advises clients on complex and serial litigation before both French courts and foreign jurisdictions.

Jakub Wołkowicz
Jakub Wołkowicz has been named a local partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Warsaw, he advises clients on court proceedings and arbitration, especially in relation to construction disputes.

David Wright
David Wright has been named counsel in our Global Asset Finance Practice. Based in London, he advises clients on international asset finance and leasing transactions, including refinancings and restructurings of existing asset finance debt, with a particular focus on the aviation sector.

Jakub Zavadil
Jakub Zavadil has been named counsel in our Global Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Prague, he advises clients on infrastructure and project development, acquisition structuring and Czech corporate legal advisory.

 

ASIA-PACIFIC

Hilary Cure
Hilary Cure has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Melbourne, she advises clients on infrastructure development, acquisition/divestment and associated financing, including debt and equity financing.

Shusuke Fukunaga
Shusuke Fukunaga has been named counsel in our Global Asset Finance Practice. Based in Tokyo, he advises clients on a broad range of banking and finance transactions with a focus on aerospace and maritime asset finance.

Stephen Howard
Stephen Howard has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice, effective upon his admission to practice in Hong Kong in early 2020. Based in Hong Kong, he advises clients on international acquisition and leveraged finance, including bank finance transactions, direct lending and combined bank/bond structures.

Ming Lee (Manley) Leung
Manley Leung has been named counsel in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Hong Kong, he advises clients on banking and finance transactions, including investment grade and leveraged finance transactions.

Amanda Osuchowski
Amanda Osuchowski has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Melbourne, she advises clients on major infrastructure projects including privatizations, acquisitions and public private partnerships.

Aditya Singh
Aditya Singh has been named counsel in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Singapore, he advises clients on international arbitration matters and white collar investigations.

 

During 2019, six counsel and eight local partners have joined the Firm.

 

AMERICAS

  • Jeremy Elman, counsel, Intellectual Property, Silicon Valley
  • Arcelia Olea, local partner, Capital Markets, Mexico City
  • Suzanne Perry, counsel, Project Development and Finance, Washington, DC
  • Heidi Schmid, counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, New York

 

EMEA

  • Habiba Boughaba, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Brussels
  • Yokubjon Bokijonovich Isakov, counsel, Commercial Litigation, Tashkent
  • Ignacio Madalena, counsel, International Arbitration, Madrid
  • Michał Petz, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Warsaw
  • Tomáš Ščerba, local partner, Antitrust, Prague
  • Adrianus Schoorl, local partner, Banking, Dubai
  • Louise Vun, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dubai

 

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Shaohui Jiang, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Beijing
  • Won Sun Jung, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Seoul
  • Victor Sim, counsel, Banking, Hong Kong

 

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