LONDON, January 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Richard May has joined the Firm as a corporate partner, resident in the London office. Mr. May adds depth to Fried Frank's corporate practice in Europe and also expands the Firm's transactional and regulatory capabilities internationally.
Mr. May's practice focuses on the representation of banks, investment funds, asset managers and their advisers, as well as corporations, in public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and securities offerings. He has a substantial experience and expertise in financial services M&A, and has also represented clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, real estate, food, defense, IT and publishing sectors.
"As cross-border transactional activity continues to increase, we are committed to offering our clients a strong global platform to handle these complex transactions," said Robert Schwenkel, Chair of Fried Frank's Corporate Department.
"We welcome Richard to Fried Frank and to our talented team in London. Richard's ability to manage large high-profile transactions and provide counsel on complex regulatory issues will be a valuable asset to our international financial services and corporate clients," added Valerie Ford Jacob, Fried Frank's Chairperson.
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. May was a partner at Simmons & Simmons in London. Mr. May previously served as Legal Adviser to the UK House of Commons European Scrutiny Select Committee and to the Regulatory Reform Select Committee. He holds a first class honors degree in law from the University of Southampton.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is a leading international law firm. From its offices in New York, Washington, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Shanghai, the Firm's more than 500 lawyers regularly serve the world's leading corporations and financial institutions with regard to their most critical legal needs and business opportunities. More information about Fried Frank can be found at http://www.friedfrank.com.
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