Revolving doorways: ‘Talismanic’ Dolman makes his approach to Latham whereas quite a few staff are employed on the town through the holidays
The city stops push Barely let up during the holiday season, with a plethora of side pieces announced just before and just after the break. The most important was the announced departure of Travers Smith Veteran and Private Equity Star P.aul Dolman for Latham & Watkins.
The move marks the loss of one of The best known and most important partners of Travers be immobile after 23 years in the city steadfast. Dolman has been a Travers partner since 2006 and was named Co-Head of Corporate alongside the influential Spencer Summerfield in 2019, alongside his existing role as Head of Private Equity and Financial Sponsors.
Dolman (pictured) was strongly represented in the role of Legal Business Two years ago a partner in a US company in London said of him: ‘What do you do with Paul Dolman if post-Brexit earnings start to decline? If Paul left it would be a fatal blow. He is talismanic. ‘
His main customers include private equity heavy hitters Bridgepoint Capital, TA Associates, Hellman & Friedman, and Graphite Capital. Stephen Kensell, managing partner of Latham’s London office, described Dolman as a productive dealmaker who has controlled a number of the most important in the UKficant buyouts in recent years.
London private equity partner David Walker, Latham global vice president of the corporate division, commented: ‘Paul’s phenomenal track record and reputation make him one of the best practitioners in town. His connections and business experience are highly complementary to those of the company and he will play an important role in the further expansion of our companyin the UK and worldwide. ‘
Elsewhere in the world of private equity, Milbank said today (Jan 4th) that it had discontinued Andrej Wolf by Kirkland & Ellis to his London corporate bank.
wolf has been with Kirkland for more than 13 years and became a partner in 2013. He advises Private equity hoUses, financial sponsors and Portfolio companies through leveraged buyouts and acquisitions, growth capital and minority interests, Secondary and divestments, outsourcings and cross-border mergers. Accel-KKR, Apax Partner, EW Healthcare Partner, HGGC, Peak Rock Capital, Summit Partners and Sun European Partners are on his list of private equity clients.
Norbert Rieger, global head of Milbank company ggroupsaid: ‘Over the past year we have significantly expanded our M&A and private equity practices around the world, notably with the addition of Neil Whoriskey in New York, Lisa O’Neill in London, Markus Muhs in Germany and Andrew What? and Neeraj Budhwani in Hong Kong. We are very happy that Andrej is part of this fairnsion of our offer worldwide. ‘
Also in companies Baker McKenzie announced before Christmas it had hired Ashurst Partner Nick Rainsford The London financial sponsorship team hopes to support its transactions and infrastructure M&A Offer. Rainsfordwho was at Ashurst partner since 2006 and since 2013, recently advised DIF, Aberdeen Standard and LPP on the acquisition of Elenia Heat in Finland.
David Allen, Bakers ‘Head of Corporate in London, said:’Nick has an excellent reputation in the infrastructure M&A market among financial sponsors and intermediaries. Baker McKenzie has been a leader in sponsor investments in the infrastructure asset class over the past few decades, and Nick, who will join us, will add momentum and credibility to our offering in this space. Nick’s profile fits in perfectly with our fast growing, high performing financial sponsorship team and brings the number of our London FiFinancial sponsor partner until 10. ‘
London Managing pArtist Alex Chadwick noted that this marked the 18. Lateral partner hired the company in London for the past three years and said it would continue to grow the partnership both laterally and organically. Other representative London corporate settings are Justin Hutchinson, who came from Kirkland last January, Adam Eastell from Slaughter and Can and Nick Bryans, also from Ashurst.
Meanwhile, Simpson Thacher & Barthree rented Antonio Bavasso, Allen & Overy‘s Co-Head of Global antitrust and co-head of telecommunications, media and technology at his London antitrust and trading companyegulation pPractice. He was qualified in the UK and Italy and had been with Magic Circle for nearly 24 years.
Bavasso is known for Advice on High profile and unprecedented merger, conduct and legal disputes at the international level in matters before the European Commission, the UK Competition and Markets Authority and other global competition authorities.
David V.ann, head of onentitrust for Europe and Asia at Simpson Thachersaid: ‘Antonio is known throughout the market for his excellent judgment and ability to provide insightful and practical advice to clients on key cross-border transactions as well as complex antitrust litigation and enforcement issues. This variety of experiences makes him a natural partner for Simpson Thacher and a wonderful additionon our global mergers and acquisitions as well as on our antitrust and trade regulation pand creates the conditions for the further expansion of our European antitrust and competition practice. ‘
Jason Glover, managing partner of firms London Office added: ‘Given the sophistication and versatility of his experience, Antonio will offer our customers enormous added value and is an excellent complement to our outstanding servicesthe group of lawyers in London. Together with our youngest professionalMovement of Etienne Renaudeau aboveArtner, we expect David, Antonio and Étienne to lead o’s future growthYour European antitrust practice. “
After all, Gowling WLG has hired partner Mike Stewart to the Construction and Engineering Dispute Team in London. He joins of Wikborg Reins He was previously a partner at K&L Gates and Pinsent Masons. Stewart advises further complex, high-quality disputes from large infrastructure and energy projects, especially In the middle east.
Michael O’Shea, partner and head of the controversial constructIon team Gowlingsaid: ‘Were I am very happy to have Mike on board. He brings a wealth of international experience and joins a strong team that has an impressive track record in successfully acting for clients in complex disputes. Mike’s arrival will help us build on that and increase our offeringsrt to customers in this area. ‘