News: (30.11.2011) White & Case Elects New Partners

November 30, 2011

Global law firm White & Case LLP today announced the promotion of 21 lawyers worldwide to its partnership for 2012. The promotions are effective January 1, 2012 and span eight of the Firm's global practices, with a focus on Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Disputes.

"These outstanding lawyers reflect the diverse experience and breadth of practice that we offer our global clients," said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. "We are pleased to welcome them to the partnership."

The new partners are, based in Europe are:

  • Markus Althoff has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. A German-qualified lawyer who is based in Hamburg, he focuses on national and international M&A transactions, including private equity, joint ventures and restructurings.
  • Markus Burianski has been named a partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Frankfurt, he is a German-qualified lawyer who advises clients in international dispute resolution, including cross-border litigation and arbitration, with a focus on post-merger and acquisition matters and supply contracts, often in the automotive and electronics industries.
  • Melissa Butler is based in London and has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Qualified in New York, she represents public and private issuers and underwriters in offerings in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A, outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S and US Securities and Exchange-registered equity offerings.
  • John Cunningham has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. An English-qualified lawyer, he is based in London, where he has a broad corporate, transactional and equity capital markets practice, including experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, initial public offerings and secondary offerings.
  • Sylvia Fiebig is based in Hamburg and has been named a partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Qualified in German law, she is frequently appointed insolvency administrator in corporate bankruptcy proceedings, in addition to advising clients on operational and financial restructuring matters.
  • Alexander Kiefner is based in Frankfurt and has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. A German-qualified lawyer, his practice focuses on all aspects of corporate law, with a focus on the law of stock corporations and affiliated companies, including capital markets law issues.
  • Maria Oleinik has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Moscow and qualified in Russia, England and New York, she has broad experience advising large corporations in Russia's energy and natural resources sectors on domestic and cross-border transactions.
  • Dipen Sabharwal is based in London and has been named a partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Qualified in England, India and New York, he has broad experience in international arbitrations, particularly construction, under the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and other arbitral regimes.
  • Axel P. Schulz has been named a partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Brussels, and a member of the Munich and Brussels bar, he regularly advises on cartel-related investigations and is particularly experienced in European regulatory issues involving the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Julia Walker is an English-qualified lawyer who has been named a partner in the General Counsel's Office of the Firm. As Deputy General Counsel, she is responsible for the Firm's Anti-Money Laundering Program. She advises the Firm on regulatory and professional issues in EMEA and elsewhere, including employment and contract issues.
  • Rikard Wikström has been named a partner in our Global International Arbitration Practice. Based in Stockholm and qualified in Sweden, he concentrates on domestic and international commercial arbitrations, focusing on construction disputes. He also acts as counsel in Swedish litigation proceedings.

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