Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Ian Lopez will join the Firm as a partner in the Firm's Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice. He will be based in the London office.
Mr. Lopez has extensive experience advising on public mergers and acquisitions (both recommended and hostile transactions), private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, and corporate restructurings across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions, with a particular focus on life sciences; healthcare; and technology, media, and telecommunications.
“As we continue to grow our international transactional capabilities, we are confident that Ian's addition will provide our European, US and international clients with strengthened M&A European support,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “We are very pleased to welcome him to the Firm.”
“Ian is widely recognized in the M&A space and his versatile experience directly complements our core capabilities in London,” added Mark Mifsud, managing partner of the Firm's London office. “We look forward to working with him as we continue our mission of developing further a stronger M&A practice in Europe.”
Mr. Lopez's arrival expands on the continuing growth of the Firm's London office, which recently welcomed Ashar Qureshi as the head of EMEA Global Transactions, and corporate special counsel Taylor Souter. Earlier this year, the London office also welcomed corporate asset management partner Sam Wilson.
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Lopez was a corporate partner at Norton Rose Fulbright and was previously a partner at Allen & Overy. He received his law degree, with First Class Honors, from Chester Law School; and his BA from Durham University.
Fried Frank is a pioneer in mergers and acquisitions, handling some of the largest and most complex US and global deals for more than three decades. The Firm represents the full spectrum of M&A players in the US and Europe, from major Fortune 500 corporations to private equity firms, investment banks and acquisitive hedge funds, as well as investors and hedge funds investing in distressed situations. Fried Frank also has one of the premier international private equity practices, with more than 100 attorneys actively engaged in various aspects of private equity transactions in the US and Europe. The practice regularly provides counsel to prominent fund sponsors and investors on the full range of their investment-related activities, including fund formations, leveraged buyouts, consortium bids, syndications, and exit strategies.