Chadbourne & Parke hired banking and finance attorney Simon H.P. Morgan for its Moscow office as partner. This boosts the firm's capital markets practice in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe.
Morgan was most recently a partner with White & Case where was head of the Central and Eastern European capital markets practice, head of the Moscow bank finance and capital markets groups as well as co-head of the Central and Eastern European banking and finance practice.
The new hire has close to two decades of experience counseling clients in the securitization, structured finance, restructuring and capital markets sectors.
His practice has been focused on representing regional and international borrowers, issuers, arrangers and lenders. He has been involved in some of the most innovative public securitizations by commercial bank originators in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Turkey.
"With offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kyiv and Almaty, we will take full advantage of Simon's deep experience in capital markets throughout the region, as well as his enthusiasm for and dedication to client service. He will be a terrific asset," said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles O'Neill. "This hiring demonstrates Chadbourne's ongoing commitment to the growth of this practice and continues our long tradition of providing clients in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe with top-notch transactional advice."
"I am very excited to welcome Simon to the Moscow office and am confident that our clients will benefit greatly from this addition," said Moscow Managing Partner Jennifer Handz. "Given his many years of diverse experience in the banking and finance industries and in-depth knowledge of the business environment in Russia and the region generally, Simon is recognized as a leading capital markets attorney in Moscow."