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Fried Frank Strengthens Finance Practice in London with Leading Partner, Chris Barron

News releases | March 7, 2023

Fried Frank announced today that Chris Barron has joined the firm as a partner in the Finance Practice in London. He arrives from the London office of Dickson Minto, where he served as head of the banking and finance team. 

Barron advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as privately owned businesses, on leveraged finance transactions, including UK-based and cross-border loan and bank/bond deals. He also advises on general corporate lending and restructuring transactions.

“Chris is a seasoned lawyer who has experience leading teams and advising clients on a full range of leveraged financing, general corporate lending and restructuring transactions,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “I am very pleased to welcome Chris as we continue to grow our team in London.” 

“Chris has developed one of the leading practices in the market, focused on sponsor-side private equity work,” added Ashar Qureshi, managing partner of Fried Frank’s London office. “His experience will serve as a great complement to the top-notch services our London office provides.”

Barron, who joins finance partners Neil Caddy, Kathryn Cecil and Jons Lehmann in London, is the latest arrival to the firm’s cross-border Finance Practice after partner Duncan K. R. McKay was added in New York last summer

Barron’s arrival follows a string of recent additions to the firm’s Private Equity Practice in London, which includes Andrew Rearick, Rachel Wolfenden and James Renahan.

Fried Frank's Finance Practice stands out for its work on many of the markets' most sophisticated and complex deals and in its development of innovative financing solutions across all levels of the capital structure.

The practice cultivates long-standing client relationships through hands-on, dedicated counseling and provides exceptional advice on structuring and negotiating transactions globally. The firm’s business-oriented approach and integrated teams produce a seamless execution for both financing providers and users.

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