McDermott Boosts Corporate and Private Equity Capabilities in London


London (April 25, 2016) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that it has added Piero Carbone as a partner in its dynamically growing Corporate practice in London. He joins from Duane Morris where he was a partner. Prior to that, he spent five years at Kirkland & Ellis, four of which as partner.

Mr. Carbone focuses on fund formation and cross-border corporate transactions, particularly in the area of private equity. He advises private equity firms on a variety of transactions, including venture investments, buy-and-build transactions, mid-market and large leveraged buyouts and public-to-privates. Mr. Carbone also advises fund managers on multi-jurisdictional fund raisings.

His clients include U.S. and European private equity firms and fund managers. He also helps clients with both private and public M&A work, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures and share issuances. Mr Carbone serves clients from a variety of industries, including financial services, real estate, technology, hospitality and fashion.

Mr. Carbone speaks and writes about private equity and corporate law around the world. He currently lectures at the International University of Monaco and the School of Management at the Politecnico di Milano. He has also taught comparative law at the University of Naples „Federico II.“ Mr. Carbone authored and co-authored several industry publications including „Introduction to the Main Aspects of Private Equity Transactions”, „Introduction to the Study of English Law“ as well as „UK Finance Act 2015 — Royal Assent Received” and „UK Finance Bill – Key Points“. In 2015 he received Meritorious Service Award from the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

Mr. Carbone is a qualified solicitor of England and Wales and a qualified Italian lawyer, „Avvocato.“ He speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish and Swedish.

Expanding on this key appointment, the McDermott Corporate practice in London will be announcing other significant new lateral hires in the next few months.

“We are delighted to have Piero with us,” said Ira Coleman, global Head of McDermott’s Corporate Advisory Practice Group said: “This appointment marks the continuation of our significant growth in Europe, and reflects our commitment to having a larger Corporate practice in London.

“We are very excited to welcome Piero on board” said Andrew Vergunst, partner-in charge of McDermott’s London office. “His appointment is a major milestone in our plans to drive dynamic growth for our Corporate capabilities in the UK.”

Mark Davis, who heads the Firm’s London’s Corporate practice group, added: “This is an exciting time for Piero to join us. In line with the Firm’s strategy, we are developing our corporate capabilities and Piero’s impressive cross-border experience and deep client relationships will be a real boon to these efforts.”

The Firm’s corporate practice in London works with some of the most active funds in the world, such as H.I.G. Capital Partners, Vespa Capital, Great Point Partners and Levine Leichtman. The team advises on M&A, capital markets and structured finance, private equity and corporate restructuring transactions providing clients with cross border and multi-jurisdictional transaction management. The team is highly rated by market commentators and clients. It complements McDermott’s US, Chinese, German, French and Italian practices, providing a strong English law capability for the Firm’s work in the international financial markets.

McDermott’s Corporate Advisory Practice Group represents a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, from global corporations and industry-leading companies to privately funded and entrepreneurial driven enterprises, as well as the financial institutions that support them. Acting as strategic partners for our clients, McDermott advises on a full range of corporate needs.

About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

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