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White & Case Promotes 21 to Counsel and 16 to Local Partner

White & Case Promotes 21 to Counsel and 16 to Local Partner

Global law firm White & Case LLP has promoted 21 lawyers to counsel and 16 to local partner.

"These promotions span 21 offices and 12 global practices, reflecting the quality and achievement of our lawyers and the truly diverse and global nature of our Firm," said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. "Taken as a whole, these lawyers demonstrate the Firm’s ability to advise our clients on their most complex, cross-border legal challenges, wherever they are."

In addition to the internal promotions, White & Case has hired 11 counsel and nine local partners during 2017.

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. At present this includes offices in Asia-Pacific, Central & Eastern Europe, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The title of local partner is a recognized career step towards admission into Firm partnership.

The promotions are effective January 1, 2018 except where noted.

 

AMERICAS

Daniel González Estrada has been named a local partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Mexico City, he advises clients on commercial litigation and arbitration, bankruptcy, amparo complaints and white collar matters, with an emphasis on commercial and civil law matters.

Poonam Gupta, Director of Immigration Services, has been named counsel. Based in New York, she advises White & Case and its clients on US immigration law concerning business-related immigrant and non-immigrant visas and proceedings before the US Departments of State, Homeland Security and Labor.

Pedro Morales has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Mexico City, he advises clients on environmental and climate change, as well as operational health and safety and sanitary law matters.

Jeremy Ostrander has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Silicon Valley, he advises clients on general commercial disputes, civil and criminal antitrust claims, intellectual property disputes and commercial arbitration.

Keith Schomig has been named counsel in our Global International Trade Practice. Based in Washington, DC, he advises clients on Exon-Florio reviews before CFIUS, and foreign ownership, control or influence mitigation matters before the US Departments of Defense and Energy.

Reuben J. Sequeira has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Washington, DC, he advises private companies, sovereigns and multilateral institutions on litigation, international disputes and government investigations, representing clients before various US courts, international arbitral tribunals and US government agencies.

Amit H. Thakore has been named counsel in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in New York, he advises clients on patent litigation and on complex patent infringement litigations, as well as conducting due diligence investigations on patents.

Jason Xu has been named counsel in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Washington, DC, he advises clients on intellectual property litigation and post-grant review proceedings, as well as domestic and international intellectual property matters in the fintech, eCommerce, consumer electronics and medical device sectors.

 

EMEA

Charbel Abou Charaf has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London and Doha, he advises clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and divestitures across a range of industries.

Michael Bark-Jones has been named counsel in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Stockholm, he advises clients on debt and equity capital market products, primarily advising underwriters and issuers on Regulation S and Rule 144A offerings for entities in Central & Eastern Europe, the Nordics and emerging markets.

Meredith Campanale has been named counsel in our Global Project Finance Practice, effective January 30, 2017. Based in London, she advises lenders and sponsors on multi-sourced financings, including the involvement of export credit agencies, multilateral agencies and development finance institutions across various sectors.

Melanie Davies has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in London, she advises clients on a range of structured finance and other debt capital market transactions, with a primary focus on CLOs and securitizations.

Chris Duncan has been named counsel in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in London, he advises clients on non-contentious construction law, with an emphasis on large construction and infrastructure projects across a range of sectors including power, oil and gas, metals and mining, transport and infrastructure.

Britta Elsner-Gündel has been named counsel in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Frankfurt, she advises clients on acquisition and investment grade financing (secured and unsecured) as well as real estate financing, representing national and international banks, private equity investors and strategic investors on domestic and cross-border finance transactions as well as refinancings in the German and European markets.

Cristina Freudenberger has been named a local partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Frankfurt, she advises clients on domestic and international public and private placements of equity-linked, hybrid, regulatory capital and straight bonds, including various EMTN, Structured Note and Commercial Paper Program establishments and updates, as well as issuances of highly structured and secured capital market products.

Sven Hentschel has been named a local partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises clients on the continuation of insolvent businesses and restructurings by transfer, as well as advising creditors, companies and their directors on insolvency law in the preliminary stages of insolvency.

Felix Höpker has been named a local partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Düsseldorf, Felix advises clients on all aspects of insolvency law as well as the administration and winding-up of companies from all economic sectors.

Estelle Jégou has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Paris, she advises clients across a range of sectors on anti-competitive practices, competition litigation, merger control, antitrust risk management and distribution.

Gero von Jhering has been named a local partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises clients on litigation and arbitration in all areas of business and commercial law, with a focus on multijurisdictional litigation, trade law, contract law, insolvency law, competition law and corporate law.

Béla Knof has been named a local partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Hamburg, he advises clients on out-of-court restructurings, as well as advising management, shareholders and creditors on insolvency law, company law and banking law.

Jean-Julien Lemonnier has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Paris, he advises clients across a range of sectors on investigations concerning alleged anti-competitive practices instigated by the French Competition Authority and/or the European Commission, and on distribution issues including distribution agreements, negotiations between suppliers and distributors, and delays in payment.

Sylvia Lorenz has been named a local partner in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in Hamburg, she advises clients on intellectual property and information technology, in particular internet law issues including provider liability, consumer protection, international civil procedure and privacy law in relation to national and cross-border transactions.

Piero de Mattia has been named a local partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Milan, he advises clients on Italian and international initial public offerings, private placements, rights and debt issuances including bonds, convertible notes and high yield, as well as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, general corporate law and securities compliance matters.

Jean Paszkudzki has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Paris, he advises clients such as French and foreign corporate clients and investors on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations.

Paddy Patrick has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in London, Paddy advises clients on contentious issues relating to a broad variety of commercial contracts, with experience in proceedings with multijurisdictional elements in the English courts, particularly the Commercial Court, the courts of the British Virgin Islands, international arbitration and mediation.

Anastasia Pitchouguina has been named counsel in our Global White Collar Practice. Based in Paris, Anastasia advises financial institutions, major corporations and individuals on domestic and international criminal fraud and contentious regulatory matters, including criminal banking litigation, fraud, money laundering and criminal aspects of public procurement and employment law.

Daria Plotnikova has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Moscow, she advises international and Russian developers on a broad range of real estate and construction projects, including major investment projects, real estate sales and purchase transactions, and complex infrastructure projects.

James Rimmer has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Riyadh, he advises vendors, purchasers, joint venture partners and financial advisers on complex, cross-border and domestic public and private mergers and acquisitions across a range of industries.

Jan Stejskal has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Prague, he advises clients on private equity and private mergers and acquisitions, primarily cross-border transactions with Czech aspects.

Aneta Urban has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Warsaw, she advises Polish and foreign banks, financial institutions, borrowers, sponsors, investment funds and private equity funds on Polish and cross-border financing transactions.

Sara Vanetta has been named a local partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Berlin, she advises clients on dispute resolution with a particular focus on insurance law, including extensive experience advising insurance companies and policy holders on D&O insurance and corporate litigation.

Martin Weber has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Berlin, he advises clients on public commercial law, with an emphasis on financial regulation, representing public institutions, banks and insurance companies on corporate and product-related issues in the financial services sector.

Anne Wicks has been named counsel in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in Abu Dhabi, she advises government entities, sponsors and developers on the development of oil and gas and power projects, particularly in the Middle East.

 

ASIA-PACIFIC

Tess Fang has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Hong Kong, she advises clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and divestitures, private equity transactions and joint ventures.

Keisuke Imon has been named a local partner in our Global Asset Finance Practice. Based in Tokyo, he advises clients on a range of financing matters, with a particular focus on asset finance.

Kazuo Kasai has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Tokyo, he advises clients on all aspects of real estate transactions, including complex financings and renewable energy transactions, particularly solar and wind.

Gee Hou Tng has been named a local partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in Beijing, he advises clients on regional and domestic syndicated loans, and structured and acquisition financings.

 

During 2017, 11 counsel and nine local partners have joined the Firm.

AMERICAS

  • Mauricio Gonzalez, counsel, Global Commercial Litigation Practice, Los Angeles
  • Danli Guo, counsel, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Silicon Valley
  • Juan Federico Ruenes Rosales, counsel, Global Project Finance Practice, Mexico City

 

EMEA

  • Jose Blanco, local partner, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Madrid
  • Thilo Diehl, local partner, Global Capital Markets Practice, Frankfurt
  • Christophe Goossens, local partner, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Brussels
  • Andreas Horn, local partner, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Düsseldorf
  • Charles Julien, counsel, Global International Trade Practice, Geneva
  • Florian Kleinschmit, local partner, Global Banking Practice, Berlin
  • Muzi Kubeka, local partner, Global Project Finance Practice, Johannesburg
  • Peter Lu, counsel, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, London
  • Ziad Saad, counsel, Global Capital Markets Practice, Dubai
  • Sebastian Schrag, local partner, Global Banking Practice, Frankfurt
  • Francis Tierney, counsel, Global Intellectual Property Practice, London

 

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • Andrew Bishop, local partner, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Hong Kong
  • Fiona Curl, counsel, Global Project Finance Practice, Melbourne
  • Nels Hansen, local partner, Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, Tokyo
  • Mark Montag, counsel, Global Project Finance Practice, Melbourne
  • Anna Margaret O'Reilly, counsel, Global Project Finance Practice, Melbourne
  • Candice Ota, counsel, Global Project Finance Practice, Melbourne

 

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