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White & Case Promotes 40 to Counsel and 28 to Local Partner

Global law firm White & Case LLP has promoted 40 lawyers to counsel and 28 lawyers to local partner.

"With 68 lawyers across 29 offices and 12 global practices who represent a breadth of skills, experience and backgrounds, these promotions are a demonstration that White & Case is a truly global and diverse law firm which invests in its people for the long term," said White & Case Chair Hugh Verrier. "These lawyers are successful in their careers because they have exceptional ability, are dedicated to providing clients with the highest standards of service and have a commitment to the continued success of our Firm."

In addition to the internal promotions, White & Case has hired 16 counsel and seven local partners in 2021.

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 including Mexico in the Americas; Belgium, Central & Eastern Europe, Germany, Italy, the Middle East, South Africa and Spain in EMEA; and China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea in Asia-Pacific. It is a recognized career step toward admission into Firm partnership.

The promotions are effective January 1, 2022 except where noted.

AMERICAS (15 promotions)

Rhys Bortignon
Rhys Bortignon has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in New York, he advises international and domestic corporates, investment and commercial banks, private equity firms and hedge funds on a variety of derivative transactions in various asset classes and repo and securities lending transactions and structured products, as well as sponsors, borrowers and lenders on the hedging component of project and corporate financing transactions from a transactional and regulatory perspective.

Marièle Coulet-Diaz
Marièle Coulet-Diaz has been named counsel in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Mexico City, she advises clients in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors on commercial and investment arbitration.

Fernando García Gómez
Fernando García Gómez has been named a local partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Mexico City, he advises clients on administrative law and constitutional litigation, including consultation and litigation in public procurement, energy, antitrust, regulatory and telecommunications.

Eitan Goldberg
Eitan Goldberg has been named counsel in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in Miami, he advises major commercial and investment banks, credit funds, alternative capital providers, private equity funds and corporate borrowers on a variety of cross-border and domestic lending transactions, including leveraged and investment grade acquisition finance, ABL credit facilities, debtor-in-possession financings and restructurings.

David Grotts
David Grotts has been named counsel in our Global Asset Finance Practice. Based in Los Angeles, he advises leading global financial institutions and aircraft leasing companies on international commercial aircraft transactions, including aircraft finance, equipment leasing and other corporate transactions, as well as advising clients on general corporate and commercial matters.

Henry Huang
Henry Huang has been named counsel in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Silicon Valley, he advises clients on patents and trade secrets, with federal litigation experience including initial assessment of claims and defenses, motions practice, electronic discovery, claim construction and Markman hearings in patent cases, taking and defending depositions and oral argument at hearings before district courts and the PTAB.

James Kong
James Kong has been named counsel in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in New York, he advises clients on financial regulatory services and fintech matters, including the Volcker Rule, Bank Holding Company Act, resolution planning, US anti-money laundering laws and regulations, nonbank licensing issues, enhanced prudential standards, margin regulations and Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as cryptocurrency and blockchain issues, cybersecurity and financial technology regulatory matters.

Celia McLaughlin
Celia McLaughlin has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Washington, DC, she advises clients on complex commercial litigation and government investigations under federal and state antitrust and securities laws, including extensive experience representing foreign sovereign clients in litigation brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Laura Mulry
Laura Mulry has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Los Angeles, she advises international and domestic public and private companies, developers, financial institutions, private equity firms and governments on environmental issues in complex transactions, environmental regulatory compliance, climate change, sustainability, evolving legal issues relating to environmental, social and governance requirements and related investor demands and reporting frameworks.

Ketan Pastakia
Ketan Pastakia has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in New York, he advises multinational corporations in a variety of industries on the development, acquisition, transfer and licensing of intellectual property and technology, as well as on the intellectual property and technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.

David Riesenberg
David Riesenberg has been named counsel in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Washington, DC, he represents sovereign and private parties in international arbitrations before ICSID and UNCITRAL tribunals, and in litigation before the US Courts of Appeals, the US District Courts and the DC Superior Court.

Michael Rodgers
Michael Rodgers has been named counsel in our Global Tax Practice, effective June 1, 2021. Based in Houston, he advises sponsors, lenders and investors on the tax aspects of renewable energy projects in the wind, solar, hydrogen fuel cell and carbon capture sectors, as well as a variety of public and private clients on cross-border tax planning and tax-efficient structuring plans related to mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs and restructurings.

Julia Rubin
Julia Rubin has been named counsel in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in New York, she advises major commercial and investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, borrowers and sponsors on loan transactions secured by real estate collateral, with extensive experience across a range of commercial real estate transactions including commercial mortgage loans, project finance, securitizations, property acquisitions and dispositions, acquisition financings and debtor-in-possession and exit financings.

Daniel Sternberg
Daniel Sternberg has been named counsel in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Boston, he advises clients on intellectual property litigation in District Court and the ITC, particularly in relation to telecommunications, circuit design, software and medical devices, as well as providing intellectual property due diligence support.

Michael Yates
Michael Yates has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Houston, he advises owners and developers on construction projects including liquefied natural gas facilities, power plants, petrochemical facilities and pipelines, with experience in engineering, procurement and construction, construction and construction management, engineering, operating and maintenance, long term service agreements and procurement agreements for large energy projects throughout the world.

EMEA (43 promotions)

Alicia Bali
Alicia Bali has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Paris, she advises multinational clients including investment funds, investment banks, entrepreneurs, industrials, listed and non-listed companies and distressed companies on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity and venture capital transactions.

Ahmed Bekheit
Ahmed Bekheit has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Cairo, he advises international and Egyptian clients on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as commercial and regulatory matters.

Henri Bousseau
Henri Bousseau has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Paris, he advises international and domestic investors on private and public real estate law, including real estate sales, the transfer and acquisition of property assets, commercial leases, construction contracts, administrative authorizations and environmental law.

Bianca Caruso
Bianca Caruso has been named a local partner in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in Milan, she advises credit providers and borrowers on banking and finance, restructuring and general corporate and commercial law, with a focus on leveraged finance, acquisition finance and real estate finance and particular experience advising alternative debt providers on restructurings.

James Clarke
James Clarke has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in London, he advises underwriters and issuers on debt capital markets transactions, as well as advising clients on liability management, financial restructuring, regulatory capital and exchangeable/convertible transactions.

Quirec de Kersauson
Quirec de Kersauson has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Paris, he advises clients on international and domestic projects, including sponsors and lenders on concessions and public-private partnerships, as well as advising on regulatory matters in the energy, transportation, telecommunications and public health sectors, with experience in environmental law, data protection, foreign investment, export control and public law arbitration.

Anna Dold
Anna Dold has been named a local partner in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Frankfurt, she advises international and domestic companies on a broad range of data protection matters, including European and German data protection law compliance, international data transfers and data breaches, information technology and business process outsourcing arrangements, software license and development agreements and digitization initiatives.

Mahmoud Ezz
Mahmoud Ezz has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Cairo, he advises international and domestic clients on capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters and complex commercial and regulatory matters.

Marianna Galusová
Marianna Galusová has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Prague, she advises international and Czech clients in the real estate and manufacturing sectors on real estate and collective investment law, including investors, developers, financial institutions and state entities on corporate due diligence, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.

Tiziana Germinario
Tiziana Germinario has been named a local partner in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in Milan, she advises international banks, financial intermediaries, sponsors and companies in a variety of industries on corporate finance, green and sustainability-linked finance, restructuring, real estate finance and acquisition finance, as well as investors, originators and servicers on NPL and UTP acquisitions, securitizations and restructurings.

Jakub Gubański
Jakub Gubański has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Warsaw, he advises clients in a variety of sectors on mergers and acquisitions and competition law, including the antimonopoly aspects of cross-border transactions and competition law in the EU and Poland, the acquisitions of public and private companies, privatizations, internal reorganizations and the formation of joint ventures.

Marika Harjula
Marika Harjula has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Brussels, she advises clients in a range of industries on EU competition law, including Phase I and Phase II merger control reviews before the European Commission, the acquisition of assets divested due to EU merger procedures, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, horizontal and vertical agreements and compliance, as well as on Finnish and UK merger control and other aspects of Finnish and UK competition law, and the coordination of global merger reviews.

Mohamed Hasan
Mohamed Hasan has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Dubai, he advises corporates, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions, banks, investment firms, private equity firms and government-owned entities on public and private mergers and acquisitions.

Raif Hassan
Raif Hassan has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in London, he advises clients from a variety of sectors on international commercial disputes resolved by ICC and LCIA arbitral proceedings, High Court litigation and alternative dispute resolution, contentious competition matters and damages actions before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the High Court, and a range of contractual, jurisdictional and conflict-of-law issues and recognition of judgments.

Philippe Hendrickx
Philippe Hendrickx has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Brussels, he advises international and Belgian clients in various sectors on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, equity issues, joint ventures and private equity transactions, as well as general corporate law matters, insolvency law and corporate governance issues.

Rimma Izmaylova
Rimma Izmaylova has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Moscow, she advises banks and borrowers on export finance, refinancing, loan restructurings, project finance and general syndicated finance.

Moritz Kriegs
Moritz Kriegs has been named a local partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Düsseldorf, he advises clients from a variety of economic sectors on insolvency administration, insolvency law and insolvency proceedings.

Sabine Kueper
Sabine Kueper has been named Professional Support Counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, she is focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate knowledge work, providing senior legal and technical support to the practice in EMEA through monitoring and analyzing legal, practice and market developments, contributing to thought leadership and client training, writing standard forms and managing know-how, and leading, contributing and coordinating internal training and knowledge management activities in Germany.

Bob Lehner
Bob Lehner has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in London, he is relocating to Chicago. Bob advises companies and investment banks on both equity and debt offerings and ongoing reporting obligations, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, accelerated book-build offerings, Yankee bonds and SEC-registered shelf offerings.

Tina Liebscher
Tina Liebscher has been named a local partner in our Regulatory & Public Law practice. Based in Berlin, she advises clients on all aspects of public commercial law.

Paul Loisel
Paul Loisel has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Paris, he advises lenders and sponsors on complex greenfield and brownfield financing matters, including structuring and financing public-private projects in the transport, telecommunications, IPP, renewable energy and real estate sectors, as well as advising on mergers and acquisitions and restructuring transactions involving strategic assets.

Lachlan Low
Lachlan Low has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London, he is a chartered company secretary and former general counsel to a listed company with significant corporate governance expertise, and leads the UK Public Company Advisory practice as well as advising clients on mergers and acquisitions.

Caroline Lyannaz
Caroline Lyannaz has been named counsel in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Paris, she advises clients on intellectual property, e-commerce, IT and commercial contracts, including intellectual property rights and commercial, distribution and supply contracts related to multijurisdictional transactions, as well as advising technology clients on litigation before French courts including intermediary liability, data protection and digital economy laws, commercial and consumer laws, infringement and unfair competition.

Klaudia Malczewska
Klaudia Malczewska has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Warsaw, she advises clients from a variety of sectors on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, corporate law, labor law, securities law and corporate governance issues, including initial public offerings, share acquisitions, bond issues, management contracts and other employee agreements and contracts.

Moritz Müller-Buttmann
Moritz Müller-Buttmann has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises clients on cross-border and domestic corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures.

Heinrich Nemeczek
Heinrich Nemeczek has been named a local partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises financial institutions, startups and financial investors on financing rounds, equity and debt capital markets transactions and financial regulatory matters.

Aleksandra Oziemska
Aleksandra Oziemska has been named a local partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Warsaw, she advises clients on corporate compliance matters, government and internal investigations and criminal litigation, with experience in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws, including creating and assessing compliance and training programs as well as conducting anti-corruption due diligence and compliance in relation to mergers and acquisitions.

Federico Parise Kuhnle
Federico Parise Kuhnle has been named a local partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises international and domestic clients in the energy, automotive and chemical industries on complex, cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings under the ICC, DIS, UNCITRAL and ICSID Rules, and also acts as counsel in investment disputes.

Greg Pospodinis
Greg Pospodinis has been named a local partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Dubai, he advises a variety of clients on Islamic and conventional finance, including mergers and acquisitions involving financial receivables, as well as advising clients in trustee or agency roles on complex finance and capital markets transactions including structured debt, Eurobonds, infrastructure, asset and leveraged finance, depositaries on global depositary receipts and associated custody arrangements.

Hugues Racovski
Hugues Racovski has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Paris, he advises listed and non-listed companies, family offices, entrepreneurs and private equity funds on complex cross-border transactions, as well as international and French issuers and investors on obligations under French securities laws and takeover regulations, initial public offerings, acquisitions of stakes, equity securities, activism and mandatory disclosures.

Aimy Roshan
Aimy Roshan has been named a local partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Dubai, she advises clients on cross-border disputes and international arbitration, with a particular focus on large infrastructure projects in the Middle East, commercial disputes and litigation in the DIFC and ADGM.

Nicolas Rossbrey
Nicolas Rossbrey has been named a local partner in our Global White Collar Practice. Based in Berlin, he advises clients including banks and media and industrial companies on white collar criminal law, including internal investigations.

Bartosz Smardzewski
Bartosz Smardzewski has been named a local partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Warsaw, he advises clients on corporate and capital markets transactions in Poland, including acquisitions of shares and enterprises, mergers, privatization schemes, public offerings and bond issues.

David Smith
David Smith has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises global clients including European corporates, fast growth companies, private equity firms and sovereign wealth funds on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and venture capital financings in the consumer discretionary, life sciences, robotics and software industries.

Ibrahim Soumrany
Ibrahim Soumrany has been named a local partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Dubai, he advises public and private issuers and investment banks on equity offerings, including initial public offerings and secondary offerings, and conventional and Islamic debt offerings and ongoing reporting obligations, as well as depositary banks on establishing ADR programs and other depositary receipt matters.

Marco Stephan
Marco Stephan has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises clients on mergers and acquisitions with an emphasis on private equity transactions.

Suzanne Thomson
Suzanne Thomson has been named counsel in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in London, she advises investment funds, financial institutions, debtors, directors and insolvency practitioners on financial restructurings and insolvency and general bank finance, including distressed situations, cross-border restructurings and formal insolvency processes.

Irina Trichkovska
Irina Trichkovska has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Brussels, she advises corporate and public clients, particularly in the Balkans, on a broad range of EU law issues including competition, state aid and regulatory matters, as well as on issues concerning the European Convention on Human Rights.

Gökçe Uluç
Gökçe Uluç has been named a local partner in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in Istanbul, she advises multinational corporations and financial institutions on investments and projects in Turkey in a variety of sectors, as well as Turkish sponsors and banks on a range of financings including project finance, acquisition finance, corporate finance and asset finance.

Tatiana Uskova
Tatiana Uskova has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Paris, she advises clients on share capital increases, initial public offerings, equity-linked products, debt securities, private placements and liability management transactions.

Andreas van den Eikel
Andreas van den Eikel has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Berlin, he advises international and domestic investors, asset managers and developers on real estate transactions, commercial tenancy law and property law, including the acquisition, sale, development and management of real estate, in particular office and retail property, shopping centers and hotels.

Adam Wallin
Adam Wallin has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in London, he advises clients on a range of corporate, mergers and acquisitions and financial services disputes, including litigation in the English courts, as well as advising on arbitrations under the rules of most major international arbitral institutions and on contractual drafting issues and post-contract risk management.

Paweł Zagórski
Paweł Zagórski has been named a local partner in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in Warsaw, he advises clients on banking, capital markets and financial restructuring and insolvency, including arrangers, issuers and bondholders on establishing issuance programs, borrowers and lenders on financing transactions and creditors and debtors on debt restructurings.

ASIA-PACIFIC (ten promotions)

Kirsty Campbell
Kirsty Campbell has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Melbourne, she advises Australian government and private sector clients on the environmental and planning aspects of major transport, renewable energy and mining projects, as well as on environmental due diligence and transactional advice, operational environmental compliance and pollution incident response.

Stephen Carlton
Stephen Carlton has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Melbourne, he advises clients on a range of corporate transactions including equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, global cross-border mining and metals and energy sector transactions and general corporate advisory, as well as public and private corporate governance and capital management initiatives including joint ventures and initial public offerings, and Australian foreign investment approvals and structuring.

Peiwen Chen
Peiwen Chen has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Hong Kong, she advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and other investment transactions including private equity, joint ventures, infrastructure and renewable energy.

Younghee Chung
Younghee Chung has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Seoul, she advises private equity funds, private and public companies and financial investors on a wide range of private equity and other mergers and acquisitions matters.

Kristian Cywicki
Kristian Cywicki has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Sydney, he advises a variety of clients in complex, large scale construction, infrastructure, energy, mining and real estate projects on various forms of dispute resolution, as well as on contractual and commercial issues related to dispute avoidance and dispute resolution throughout the project life cycle.

Jennifer Galatas
Jennifer Galatas has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Melbourne, she advises clients on major infrastructure projects in the energy, oil and gas, mining and metals and transport sectors, including supply arrangements, connection agreements, development and construction agreements, equipment supply contracts, "balance of plant" contracts, EPC contracts, EPCM contracts, operations agreements and maintenance arrangements.

Ming Lee (Manley) Leung
Manley Leung has been named a local partner in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in Hong Kong, he advises commercial banks and corporate borrowers on investment grade and leveraged finance transactions and credit funds on direct lending transactions.

Paul Marshall
Paul Marshall has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Melbourne, he advises lenders, borrowers and project sponsors on the development, financing and acquisition of major energy and infrastructure projects, with particular experience in offtake agreements and financing large scale conventional and renewable energy projects.

Ee Lynn Tan
Ee Lynn Tan has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Singapore, she advises clients on the development and financing of oil and gas, power and infrastructure projects.

Zachary Tyler
Zachary Tyler has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Melbourne, he advises government and private sector clients on environmental and planning approval processes and land acquisition for the development of major projects, with particular experience advising on transport and renewable energy projects throughout Australia as well as environmental and planning due diligence and transactional advice.

In addition, the following 16 counsel and seven local partners joined White & Case in 2021.

Americas

  • Marie Elena Angulo, counsel, Capital Markets, Miami
  • Kyle Bady, counsel, Debt Finance, Miami
  • Ryan Brady, counsel, Trade, Washington, DC
  • Aaron Feuer, counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, New York
  • Susan Huffard, counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, New York
  • Denise Mazzeo, counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, New York
  • Andrew Vinci, counsel, Capital Markets, New York

EMEA

  • Hussam Alkhammash, counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Riyadh
  • Desere Attard, counsel, Debt Finance, London
  • Mohammed Bashir, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Riyadh
  • Elizaveta Bazarova, counsel, Project Development and Finance, London
  • Lis Blunsdon, counsel, Project Development and Finance, London
  • Alex Cullinan, local partner, Debt Finance, Johannesburg
  • Patricia Galts, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Frankfurt
  • Lerato Nkanza, local partner, Debt Finance, Johannesburg
  • Ewa Orpen, local partner, Debt Finance, Johannesburg
  • Tom Pound, counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, London
  • Lulama Selele, local partner, Debt Finance, Johannesburg
  • David Tayler, counsel, Debt Finance, Stockholm
  • Olivier Vanhulst, local partner, Commercial Litigation, Brussels
  • Alexander Woodfield, counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, London

Asia-Pacific

  • Igor Golshtein, counsel, Tax, Melbourne
  • Ilan Wong, counsel, Debt Finance, Hong Kong

 

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