Top UK legal and news media published stories about the strategic growth of McGuireWoods London’s corporate practice, most recently with the addition of debt finance partner Lorraine Vaz and M&A partner Jeremy Davis in July. Their hires follow the arrival of debt finance partner Jennifer Kafcas at the London office in February.
In its July 24 “Revolving Doors” column, Legal Business noted that “Davis’ M&A experience has involved US investments in Europe.” It quoted McGuireWoods M&A, Corporate and Technology Department Chair Scott Westwood’s statement in a firm announcement that Davis’ “full-service M&A capabilities and extensive cross-border experience strengthen our corporate practice in London to the benefit of our U.S. and European clients.” Legal Business’ July 31 “Revolving Doors” column highlighted Vaz’s appointment.
Financial Times also noted Davis’ hire in its July 20 column about executive moves, and a July 28 New Law Journal article featured Vaz’s arrival at McGuireWoods.
LegalWeek’s July 24 article titled “McGuireWoods builds London office with second lateral hire this month” profiled Davis and Vaz, whose experience positions the firm to meet the growing demand in the UK for U.S.-style leveraged financings. The story quoted McGuireWoods Debt Finance Department Chair Raj Natarajan’s comment on Vaz’s move to the firm. “Lorraine’s wealth of knowledge of London and leveraged finance markets opens a world of opportunity for McGuireWoods to satisfy the continuing movement toward US-style leveraged finance in the United Kingdom,” he said.
UK private equity industry news site Unquote published July 20 and July 25 stories about the addition of Davis and Vaz, and The Law Society Gazette, Private Equity Wire and Markets Insider published McGuireWoods’ announcements about the lawyers’ moves to the firm.
U.S. legal newswire Law360 published a July 26 profile of Vaz titled “McGuireWoods Adds Debt Finance Partner in London,” highlighting McGuireWoods London’s continued expansion following Davis’ and Kafcas’ hires earlier this year. The story also noted the success of McGuireWoods’ debt finance practice with U.S. and “cross-border commitments exceeding $100 billion in each of the past two years.”