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Jones Day Adds Two New Partners in London to Firm’s Banking, Finance & Securities Practice

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The global law firm continues to expand in Europe's key financial centers with the arrival of Lee Federman and Ewen Scott, both of whom will join the Firm's Banking, Finance & Securities Practice in its London Office

Their arrival follows that of Ben Fox, who recently also joined Jones Day’s Banking, Finance & Securities Practice in Amsterdam, and Dr. Michael Fischer who recently joined the Practice in Frankfurt.

Giles Elliott, who co-leads the firm’s banking, finance & securities practice, stated: “Adding Lee and Ewen, along with Ben and Michael,to our global team sends a very strong message that Jones Day remains committed to providing our clients access to experienced, effective talent in Europe.”

“Cross-border deals, particularly in the leveraged finance area, are becoming significantly larger and even more complex. All four of these new partners have demonstrated the ability to structure, manage, and close significant transactions on behalf of a client pool that crosses borders and industries. They will be great additions to what is already a very strong global team and I welcome them to Jones Day.” He added.

Federman comes with extensive experience in cross-border syndicated financing transactions with a particular focus on leveraged finance and corporate lending. He has represented bank lenders, alternate credit providers, corporate borrowers and financial sponsors across the credit spectrum in several key financial jurisdictions—including London, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam and Budapest – and covering a wide range of sectors that include healthcare, infrastructure, transport and telecommunications. He is recognized for his work in leveraged finance and syndicated lending by The Legal 500 – Europe, and is also a member of the Loan Market Association’s developing markets working party, and a regular speaker at LMA events across the globe.

Scott represents lenders –including credit and debt funds, borrowers and sponsors on a range of cross-border, bilateral and syndicated financings, refinancing and restructurings, on a national and international level, including in emerging markets. His portfolio of clients include major U.K. and international clearing banks, investment banks, credit and debt funds, and private equity clients, with a focus on leveraged finance. He has been heavily involved in the development and structuring of direct lending mechanisms in the leveraged middle market provided by funds including senior debt instruments, mezzanine financing, second lien and unitranche financing.

John Phillips, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s London office, said: “The addition of Lee and Ewen add great transactions depth and skill to our strong London team. Their broad experience across numerous financing arrangements is a valuable resource for our clients. I look forward to working with them and welcome them to Jones Day.”

Fox has had experience working with clients on a broad range of financing matters including secured and unsecured syndicated lending, real estate finance, asset finance, and leveraged transactions. He has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border transactions. He represents both lenders and borrowers, and has counseled major international and Dutch financial institutions, alternative capital providers, and other non-bank lenders.

Dr. Fischer previously spent seven years as General Counsel at UBS Europe SE in Frankfurt. Prior to this, he held leading roles with the German financial market stabilization authority as well as with international hedge funds and asset management companies. He started his career as an M&A attorney-at-law with international law firms.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. Its nearly 300 lawyers in banking, finance & securities department have helped clients navigate the globally transformed regulatory environment and close thousands of transactions totaling more than $6 trn over the past five years.


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