White & Case expands UK and European private equity practice
05 Aug, 2013
Global law firm White & Case LLP has strengthened its UK and European private equity practice with the addition of partner Ross Allardice in the London office.
“White & Case has strong private equity practices in France, Central and Eastern Europe and in Stockholm and Helsinki, and is growing quickly in Germany,” said White & Case partner and head of the M&A practice in EMEA Jan Matejcek. “Our London office has also been involved in a number of high profile private equity transactions, including recently the acquisition of Allflex by BC Partners. The Firm already has sizeable acquisition finance, high yield and employee & management incentives practices in London. We are now going to concentrate on growing out our London-based private equity practice.”
Allardice joins from Kirkland & Ellis and has 11 years of experience working with leading private equity funds on their transactions across Europe and the UK.
“Ross is joining us as part of our strategy to strengthen our market-leading Global M&A Practice and continue the expansion of our European private equity practice,” said White & Case’s Global Merger & Acquisitions Practice Leader John Reiss. “In the private equity space, White & Case is one of the few firms with a real ability to service clients across the major mature and emerging markets of Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia.”
During the first six months of 2013, White & Case’s global M&A team advised on 102 deals with an aggregate value of US$95 billion, ranking fifth among all law firms.