McDermott Appoints London Corporate Partner Fergus Gallagher


McDermott Will & Emery, today announced that Fergus Gallagher has joined its London office as a partner.

“Fergus is an outstanding lawyer and has deep experience advising clients in Africa, the UK and throughout Europe. Our clients will benefit greatly from the depth of his experience, and business savvy working on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, capital raisings, corporate restructurings and corporate governance issues,” said Hamid Yunis, Managing Partner of the Firm’s London office.

Fergus has been recognized by Legal 500 as “bright, engaged, committed and completely client-focused” and as being “great with people, a pleasure to work with, and clearly has a bright future.” McDermott’s corporate practice has the depth of talent and the skill to handle virtually any business legal need.

Fergus uses the experience gathered while on secondment with Morgan Stanley and Jefferies when advising both investment banks and corporate clients on public M&A, Class 1 and Related Party transactions under the UK Listing Rules and primary and secondary capital markets transactions.

Fergus’ representations include major listed and private companies across a wide variety of industry sectors. Having advised on acquisitions in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and Argentina, Fergus appreciates the challenges of emerging market transactions and the importance of finding practical and pragmatic solutions to potential problems.

“I am thrilled to be joining McDermott and working again with my colleague Tom Whelan. McDermott is growing and it has an outstanding reputation both in London and around the world for the quality of its work, its culture and its focus on providing outstanding client service,” said Fergus.

“Fergus joins the corporate team following the arrival of Tom Whelan, who joined the Firm in October. Both previously worked at Hogan Lovells.” added Hamid.

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