Chadbourne & Parke London Office Continues Strong Emerging Markets and Cross-Border Work

Mar 31, 2011, 15:10 ET from Chadbourne & Parke LLP

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The London office of international law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP has maintained its position at the forefront of emerging markets and cross-border practices with an impressive record of innovative and complex work in these fields.

Over the past 18 months, the firm's London lawyers have represented clients in transactions in Russia, Turkey, Oman and other emerging markets.  These transactions have ranged from representing The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of a 40 percent stake in Turkey's second largest healthcare services company (marking the fund's first major investment in the MENA region), to advising a consortium led by GDF SUEZ in the financing of the Barka 3 and Sohar 2 greenfield natural gas-fired power plant projects in Oman, to counseling Koza Gold in its $436 million initial public offering that closed on the Istanbul Stock exchange.

In addition, the office has acted on a number of significant Russian transactions, including the acquisition of a gold mine for Polymetal, negotiating the sale of emission reduction units for Ilim Group, acquisitions of a hotel development project and a Moscow business center for the ICT Group and various finance transactions for Nomos Bank.

Based on the strength of its work on financings such as Barka 3 and Sohar 2, Chadbourne's UK-based projects team was recognized by Chambers Global earlier this month as a leader in projects in the UK. London partners Agnieszka Klich and Robin Mizrahi were also singled out by Chambers Global as leading UK projects lawyers.

Chadbourne's London office is proud of its long established reputation in the areas of emerging markets, project finance and cross-border transactions. A very significant development was the arrival in 2010 of a team of four international arbitration lawyers led by Melanie Willems, giving the firm an enhanced presence in the international arbitration hub of London. Another important addition to the insurance and corporate governance practices in London was risk oversight specialist Heidi Lawson, nicely timed with the enactment of the UK Bribery Act 2010.

"Our deep roster of talented professionals allows us to work on some of the most pioneering and challenging legal matters around the world, and we are excited to build upon this momentum in coming months and years," said Claude S. Serfilippi, Managing Partner of Chadbourne's London office.

Chadbourne was recently honored with the Deal Advisors Award by UK-based The Hedge Fund Journal for its work in the GLG Partners-Man Group merger, the largest hedge fund deal in 2010. The trans-Atlantic merger between the New York Stock Exchange-listed GLG Partners, Inc. and the London Stock Exchange-listed Man Group plc was one of the largest in history for alternative asset and hedge fund managers.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, venture capital and emerging companies, energy/renewable energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, arbitration/IDR, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Moscow, Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit

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