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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS BOLSTERS ITS PRIVATE EQUITY PRACTICE WITH PARTNER HIRE IN LONDON

By August 18, 2020 No Comments

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has hired David D’Souza to join its market leading global corporate practice as a private equity partner in London.

David joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis where he is a partner. His practice focuses on advising private equity clients, pension funds and sovereign wealth funds on mergers and acquisitions, including public bids, and the wider corporate aspects of domestic and cross-border transactions and restructurings. His clients include private equity sponsors such as BC Partners, Blackstone and Permira.

Stephen Wilkinson, Joint Managing Partner of the firm’s Global Corporate practice, commented:

I am delighted to welcome David to our global corporate practice. Private equity is an important area for the firm and David’s appointment will bolster our offering to clients in this sophisticated market. David has strong relationships with PE houses and financial sponsors. His experience and expertise will complement the excellent work our PE team has been doing, and further strengthen our capabilities in private equity across different sectors. This strategic hire reflects the increasing client demand and opportunities in private equity, and our commitment to investing in our global corporate practice.”

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