Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Jacob Bier has joined the Firm as senior counsel. He will be based in the Firm's London office.
Mr. Bier brings to the Firm more than 30 years of experience in advising corporate clients, state-owned enterprises, foundations, investment banks, and financial sponsors on international corporate transactions across a broad range of industries. He has worked with a diverse client base that includes many of the largest public and private companies in the Nordic region, as well as leading European and global corporates, private equity funds and investment banks. Mr. Bier currently serves as a non-executive director and board member on a number of commercial and not-for-profit entities, including on the Advisory Board of Harvard Law School's Center for the Legal Profession.
“Jacob's diversified experience advising both Nordic and European corporates is highly-regarded and we look forward to working with him as we continue growing our London office,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank.
At Fried Frank, Mr. Bier will work closely with the Firm's partners and existing external relationships on transactions involving the European, and more particularly, the Nordic market, and will also collaborate closely with the Firm's longstanding Nordic law firm and financial intermediary partnerships in connection with a broad spectrum of capital markets, private equity and M&A transactions. Earlier in his career, he served as a Senior Advisor to Greenhill & Co., a leading independent investment bank based in New York and previously spent 28 years at Plesner, a prominent Danish law firm.
“Jacob's deep experience working with corporates in the Nordic region and abroad aligns well with our global offerings and increased demand from clients in Europe,” said Mark Mifsud, managing partner of the Firm's London office and partner in the Asset Management Practice. “We are pleased to welcome Jacob to the London office.”
“I have known Jacob for many years and look forward to working closely with him as we continue to provide our clients with quality service in all their corporate legal needs,” added Ashar Qureshi, Head of EMEA Global Transactions in London. “His commitment to client service is wholly aligned with Fried Frank's ethos, and I know our clients in continental Europe will appreciate his clear, thoughtful advice on matters of critical importance.”
Fried Frank's London office and European practice advises on matters across a full spectrum of practices, including in asset management, capital markets, finance, litigation, M&A and private equity, real estate, antitrust, tax, and restructuring and insolvency. In the last few months, the Firm welcomed five lateral partners in key transactional practices in London and continues to grow in the region.