(Reuters) – Goodwin Procter introduced Friday the addition of capital markets partner Ariel White-Tsimikalis in London, citing a rising demand for IPO-focused legal professionals to symbolize know-how and life sciences shoppers.
White-Tsimikalis specializes in advising banks, corporates and personal fairness funds on fairness capital markets transactions, and works on ESG and governance issues, stated Goodwin. She’ll be a part of the know-how and life sciences practices on the agency.
White-Tsimikalis was previously the worldwide co-leader of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s banking sector group and a partner in its public firm apply group on the M&A and company finance staff in London.
White-Tsimikalis is the third BCLP rent for Goodwin since April 2020. The agency has additionally introduced on partner Oliver Glynn-Jones as its U.Ok. litigation head in addition to actual property funds partner Justin Cornelius.
Boston-founded Goodwin has invested closely in constructing its dealmaking capabilities in life sciences and know-how on each side of the Atlantic over the previous decade, as a part of the agency’s so-called “convergence strategy.”
White-Tsimikalkis’ rent brings the full variety of Goodwin UK companions to 10, in keeping with the agency, which stated there are additionally 30 associates working for Goodwin in the nation.
“Ariel’s first-class equity capital markets experience will be an integral part of both our service offering to our portfolio of emerging growth clients as well as further growing our strong global relationships with leading financial institutions,” stated David Mardle, a partner in Goodwin’s know-how and life sciences apply, in a press release.
The agency’s bets on tech and life sciences seem to have paid off as each sectors have attracted heavy funding over the past 18 months in spite of COVID-19.
“With technology and life science listings predicted to be the dominant driver of UK IPO activity in the coming years, having a strong team with the requisite set of capabilities to handle this work in the UK, as well as the US, is a priority for us,” stated Ken Gordon, co-chair of Goodwin’s Expertise apply.
A consultant from Bryan Cave declined to touch upon White-Tsimikalkis’ transfer.
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