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Fried Frank to Welcome UK Private Equity Partner Rachel Wolfenden

News releases | December 1, 2022

Fried Frank announced today that Rachel Wolfenden will join the firm as a partner in the M&A and Private Equity Practice, based in London. Wolfenden, who will arrive at the firm on Monday, December 12, 2022, joins from Kirkland & Ellis, where she was a partner in the firm’s private equity practice since 2020.

Wolfenden advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies on transactions such as cross-border acquisitions, disposals and restructurings. In addition, she has experience advising on general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions.

“Rachel’s background and experience will prove to be a great asset for the firm and our clients as we further build out our M&A and private equity team in Europe,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “She is also a committed mentor to the next generation of talent. I am delighted to welcome her to Fried Frank.”

“Adding Rachel to our leading European transactions practice demonstrates our commitment to further building out this team of talented and experienced lawyers,” added Ashar Qureshi, managing partner of Fried Frank’s London office. “Rachel’s leadership on some of Europe’s market-leading PE transactions and her ability to provide strategic counsel on general corporate matters makes her a key hire and a natural fit for our London team.”

Wolfenden joins on the heels of the recent announcement of James Renahan, who will soon join the firm’s M&A and Private Equity Practice as a partner. Renahan is one of the city’s leading private equity lawyers, with more than 20 years of experience in complex cross-border M&A and private equity transactions.

Fried Frank’s M&A and Private Equity Practice represents the full spectrum of players, including public corporations, private equity firms, investment banks and alternative asset managers. Our lawyers serve as strategic and trusted advisors to our clients in all aspects of their business, and work with them throughout the entire life cycle of their transactions. The team offers comprehensive and integrated specialist practices critical to seamless transaction execution, including tax, finance, intellectual property, environmental, regulatory and compliance and executive compensation and ERISA, among others.

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