White & Case Promotes 24 to Counsel and 15 to Local Partner | White & Case LLP

Global law firm White & Case LLP has promoted 24 lawyers to counsel and 15 lawyers to local partner.

“These 39 promotions across 22 offices and nine global practices demonstrate how truly global and diverse White & Case is,” said White & Case Chair Hugh Verrier. “These lawyers have achieved success in their careers because they demonstrate exceptional ability, a consistent dedication to providing our clients with the highest standards of service and the commitment and energy to drive our Firm forward.”

In addition to these internal promotions, White & Case has hired six counsel and ten local partners in 2020.

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 including Mexico in the Americas; Belgium, Central & Eastern Europe, Germany, Italy, the Middle East, South Africa and Spain in EMEA; and China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea in Asia-Pacific. It is a recognized career step toward admission into Firm partnership.

The promotions are effective January 1, 2021.

AMERICAS

Harold Bulger
Harold Bulger has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Washington, DC, he advises international and domestic electric utilities, transmission owners, large industrial consumers of power, energy marketers, natural gas pipelines, shippers and other service providers on energy regulatory, litigation and transactional matters and issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state regulators.

Bryan Cory
Bryan Cory has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Houston, he advises clients on transactions in the upstream, midstream and downstream energy industry including project development, mergers and acquisitions, construction, joint ventures and supply and offtake agreements, with extensive experience in greenfield and brownfield cross-border projects, EPC contracts, asset purchase and sale agreements, long term sale and purchase agreements and LNG-to-power projects.

Eric Quiles
Eric Quiles has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Mexico City, he advises financial institutions and state entities on a broad range of cross-border and domestic finance transactions including local and international debt offerings, structured notes, syndicated loans, securitizations, equity and debt corporate finance and public offerings.

Nicole Rodger
Nicole Rodger has been named counsel in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in Los Angeles, she advises major commercial banks, investment banks, private credit funds and private equity funds on complex finance transactions across a range of industries and jurisdictions, including secured and unsecured syndicated and privately-placed financings, leveraged acquisition finance, asset-based lending, mezzanine financings and debt restructurings.

Nicholas Wilkins
Nicholas Wilkins has been named counsel in our Global Tax Practice. Based in Washington, DC, he advises clients on a variety of tax matters including federal tax litigation, domestic tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service at the examination and appeals levels, tax-exempt organization issues and international tax issues, including transfer pricing.

Yi Ying
Yi Ying has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Washington, DC and Shanghai, he advises US and non-US companies, individual executives and sovereign entities on antitrust investigations, merger clearance, corporate compliance and commercial litigation matters including investigations by various antitrust agencies in the US and other jurisdictions including Europe, China, Japan and Korea.

EMEA

Sonia Abdul-Rahman
Sonia Abdul-Rahman has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Dubai, she advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate matters including various sovereign wealth funds and private equity sponsors on a range of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Kathrin Ahting
Kathrin Ahting has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Berlin, she advises private and public entities on all aspects of public commercial law, with particular experience in complex planning and permitting procedures, the drafting of PPP contracts and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and project developments including project financing.

Peter Becker
Peter Becker has been named a local partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises clients on the full range of capital markets products including IPOs, rights offerings, corporate straight bonds and hybrid instruments including equity-linked bonds, as well as bond restructurings pursuant to the German Bond Act and liability management exercises.

Tom Cameron
Tom Cameron has been named counsel in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Paris, he advises clients on commercial arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC and LCIA Rules, with seats in jurisdictions including England, Switzerland, Singapore, France, the Netherlands and Sweden and particular experience in disputes arising under long term gas sale and purchase agreements in Europe and the Middle East.

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Gordon Garz
Gordon Garz has been named a local partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Berlin, he advises clients from a variety of sectors on insolvency law and insolvency administration, including the liquidation, continuation and restructuring of companies.

Thomas Glauden
Thomas Glauden has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Brussels, he advises clients in both Belgium and Luxembourg, including private equity funds and international and domestic listed and private companies, on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, corporate governance and restructurings.

Verena Gross
Verena Gross has been named counsel in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Doha, she advises clients on international construction and commercial arbitrations, with particular experience in construction projects in the Middle East under Middle Eastern laws including power stations, large-scale infrastructure projects, transport and mixed-use developments.

Carsten Lösing
Carsten Lösing has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises international and domestic banks and other financial services institutions, fintechs and corporates on financial services regulation including bank regulatory, bank resolution and insolvency, compliance and supervisory matters as well as related debt financing and capital markets transactions.

Ellen Meyer-Sommer
Ellen Meyer-Sommer has been named counsel in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Hamburg, she advises creditors, shareholders and company executives from a variety of sectors on the continuation and liquidation of companies, insolvency and corporate law issues, the opening of insolvency proceedings, liability and avoidance issues and the drafting of insolvency plans and insolvency-proof agreements.

Stefan Mrozinski
Stefan Mrozinski has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Dubai, he advises corporates, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and private equity investors on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, reorganizations, regulatory issues, licensing, corporate governance and restructurings.

Costanza Mussi
Costanza Mussi has been named counsel in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Paris, she advises clients on anti-competitive practices, merger control, commercial and administrative litigation and distribution and consumer law.

Preeti Nana
Preeti Nana has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Johannesburg, she advises international and domestic listed and unlisted clients from a variety of sectors on mergers and acquisitions, general corporate commercial law, company law matters and due diligence investigations.

Sophie Nguyen
Sophie Nguyen has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Paris, she advises French and overseas listed and unlisted companies and investment funds on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other general corporate law matters.

Andrzej Omietański
Andrzej Omietański has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in London, he advises mining & metals clients on commodities, project finance, corporate, public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, technology transactions, capital markets transactions and financial restructurings and liquidations across Europe and the Americas.

Gabriel Onagoruwa
Gabriel Onagoruwa has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in London, he advises international and national oil and gas companies, commercial banks, multilateral lending agencies, export credit agencies, sponsors and developers on project, banking and international finance transactions with a strong focus on Africa.

Julio Peralta
Julio Peralta has been named counsel in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in Madrid, he advises sponsors, issuers, lenders and other investors on leveraged finance, debt financings for infrastructure mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, project and structured finance transactions, refinancings, debt issues and other financing arrangements, as well as listed and private companies on a broad range of cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

Daniel Rogits
Daniel Rogits has been named a local partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises banks and other financial institutions, private equity investors and corporates on acquisition finance, loan/bond structures, leveraged finance, syndications and corporate finance, as well as high yield debt offerings and public and private debt and equity transactions.

Mathis Rust
Mathis Rust has been named a local partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Düsseldorf, he advises clients on EU, German and international merger control reviews, cartel matters, vertical conduct investigations, dominance matters, and cartel (especially follow-on) damages litigation.

Hugo Schwarz Leite
Hugo Schwarz Leite has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he advises corporates, investors and private equity firms on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law matters.

Lisa Seifman
Lisa Seifman has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London, she advises clients on domestic and pan-European real estate financings, including ‘loan on loan’ real estate financings.

Martino Sforza
Martino Sforza has been named a local partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Milan, he advises European and international clients before the European Commission, national competition and regulatory authorities and civil and administrative courts, as well as advising international clients on antitrust, distribution, consumer protection, data privacy rules and issues related to regulated markets.

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Sindhura Swaminathan
Sindhura Swaminathan has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Paris, she advises on both asset finance and project finance, advising commercial banks, export credit agencies and equity participants on the financing of aircraft, railway, shipping and other mobile assets, and borrowers, sponsors, lead arrangers, investors, export credit agencies, DFIs and commercial lenders on energy and infrastructure project financings with a focus on Francophone Africa.

Oleg Todua
Oleg Todua has been named a local partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Moscow, he advises clients on international arbitration and commercial litigation matters including investor-state arbitration, construction arbitration, Russian litigation and Russian law-governed domestic arbitration.

William Watson
William Watson has been named a local partner in our Global Debt Finance Practice. Based in Dubai, he advises banks, export credit agencies, sponsors and corporate and sovereign borrowers on conventional and Shari’ah-compliant debt finance transactions including restructurings, leveraged finance and general corporate finance.

Thilo-Maximillian Wienke
Thilo Wienke has been named a local partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Düsseldorf, he advises clients on German and EU competition law including EU, German and international merger control (including complex phase II reviews), vertical conduct and dominance matters, with particular experience in distribution law matters, as well as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) reviews.

ASIA-PACIFIC

Shino Asayama
Shino Asayama has been named a local partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Tokyo, she advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters including cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters including antitrust, data protection and employment.

Andrea Castle
Andrea Castle has been named counsel in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Melbourne, she advises project sponsors, lenders, borrowers, subcontractors and government authorities on construction and infrastructure projects including public-private partnerships and other privately financed arrangements.

Peiwen Chen
Peiwen Chen has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Hong Kong, she advises clients on corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate finance and general corporate advisory matters.

Si Wei Chua
Si Wei Chua has been named counsel in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Singapore, he advises private equity firms, investment managers and multinational corporations on cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, private capital transactions and joint ventures.

Sebyul Chun
Sebyul Chun has been named counsel in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Seoul, she advises clients on commercial and regulatory disputes in a variety of sectors, including advising technology and social media companies on international civil litigation and regulatory investigations concerning privacy and data protection, intellectual property protection, defamation and intermediary liability.

Nathaniel Crowley
Nathaniel Crowley has been named counsel in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in Hong Kong, he advises global banks, sovereigns, funds and corporations on OTC derivatives, structured finance transactions including cash and synthetic securitizations, and credit and equity-linked notes, repo and stock lending transactions, finance-linked hedging and related regulatory matters.

Sarah Park
Sarah Park has been named a local partner in our Global Project Development and Finance Practice. Based in Seoul, she advises export credit agencies, commercial lenders, corporates, private equity firms, sponsors and contractors on a wide range of power, infrastructure, oil & gas and LNG projects in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the United States.

Aditya Singh
Aditya Singh has been named a local partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Singapore, he advises clients on international arbitration matters and white collar investigations, including commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, corporate governance, internal investigations and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters, as well as advising governments and private parties on both institutional and ad hoc arbitral proceedings worldwide.

In addition, the following six counsel and ten local partners joined White & Case in 2020.

AMERICAS

  • Earl Comstock, counsel, Trade, Washington, DC
  • Scott Lerner, counsel, Commercial Litigation, Washington, DC
  • Daniel Nussen, counsel, Capital Markets, Chicago

EMEA

  • Ahmet Bagci, local partner, Commercial Litigation, Istanbul
  • Ibrahim Bakhurji, local partner, Project Development and Finance, Riyadh
  • Matthew Burnell, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Johannesburg
  • Martin Fronek, local partner, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency, Prague
  • Jakub Kutzmann, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Warsaw
  • Sebastian Pitz, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Frankfurt
  • Jennifer Stolp, local partner, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency, Johannesburg

ASIA-PACIFIC

  • James Hsaio, local partner, White Collar, Hong Kong
  • Charles McConnell, local partner, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency, Singapore
  • Tim Neilson, counsel, Tax, Melbourne
  • Dan Paolini, counsel, Project Development and Finance, Melbourne
  • Nicholas Rouse, counsel, Tax, Melbourne
  • Tzi-Yang Seow, local partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Hong Kong and Singapore

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