Fried Frank Continues European Growth, Adds John J. Satory to the Capital Markets Practice in London
News releases | December 2, 2019
Mr. Satory has significant expertise advising on a variety of cross-border capital markets offerings for both issuers and underwriters, with substantial experience in offerings involving the energy, telecommunications, consumer retail, tech, and biotech industries, as well as financial institutions. He has worked on a number of high-profile matters in Europe, Asia, and North America, and has a particular focus on Northern Europe. At Fried Frank, Mr. Satory’s practice will focus on equity capital markets transactions, debt and other securities offerings, and other securities law considerations arising in restructurings, M&A and private equity transactions, and related financings in Europe and globally. He will also advise clients on corporate governance, SEC reporting, and other compliance matters.
“We are pleased to welcome John to our London office, which has seen significant growth in recent years,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “John’s experience further boosts our capital markets experience in London and aligns with our core offerings across the Firm.”
“Our transactional breadth in London continues to grow, and John’s broad range of capital markets and securities law experience will further expand our capabilities as we advise clients on the entire transactional life-cycle,” said Mark Mifsud, managing partner of the Firm’s London office.
Fried Frank’s London office has experienced a period of sustained growth over the last year and, during that time, has welcomed Head of EMEA Global Transactions and corporate partner Ashar Qureshi, finance partners Neil Caddy and Kathryn Cecil, M&A and Private Equity partner Ian Lopez, corporate senior counsel Jacob Bier, and corporate special counsel Taylor Souter. The Firm also welcomed finance partner Jérôme S. Friedrich in the Frankfurt office today.
“John’s sophisticated cross-border background will serve as an excellent addition to our current international Capital Markets Practice,” added Mr. Qureshi. “We look forward to working with him on our clients’ most complex matters.”
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Satory worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in its capital markets and securities group in London and began his career at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. He received his JD, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and his BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado.
Fried Frank’s London office has provided sophisticated counsel to clients on their most critical legal needs and business opportunities for almost 50 years. With a team of US, UK, and internationally-qualified lawyers, the London office aligns with the Firm’s core strengths in the US, advising clients across many different sectors and geographies, including on cross-border matters around the world.
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