DLA Piper hired Peter Darrow to be a partner in the law firm's New York corporate finance practice.

Darrow was previously from Mayer Brown, where he was a partner in the firm's banking and finance group for 25 years.

Darrow regularly represents issuers, underwriters and placement agents in cross-border securities offerings, such as high-yield bonds, Eurobonds, medium-term notes and institutional private placements, as well as structured finance transactions in emerging markets.

Additionally, he regularly represents institutional lenders in secured and unsecured financings, such as acquisition and leveraged financings. He also advises Securities and Exchange Commission-registered firms in complying with their disclosure obligations and counsels U.S. hedge funds in their private equity investments and joint ventures.

Before DLA Piper, Darrow was co-chair of the Latin American practice at Mayer Brown. His cross-border experience will boost DLA Piper's growing practice in Latin America, where the firm recently announced a cooperation agreement with Brazilian firm Campos Mello Advogados.

"Peter is a recognized leader in corporate finance, and his addition is a major contribution to the strategic growth of our US banking and leveraged finance practice. He brings twenty years of experience working at the highest levels of debt capital markets in both the U.S. and in emerging markets. He will help us develop an even stronger client base among leading banks, investment banks and other financial institutions," said Roger Meltzer, partner and global chair of the corporate and finance practice. "Peter's addition is the latest step in DLA Piper's strategic expansion of the New York corporate and finance practice, as well as our cross-border practice in emerging markets. We welcome him to the firm."

"DLA Piper's global and domestic reach provide me with the best possible platform to help expand the firm's corporate and finance in New York and in key markets in Latin America," Darrow said. "I am excited by the opportunity to help build the finance practice."

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