WHITE & CASE LLP ERNENNT IN DEUTSCHLAND 15 NEUE PARTNER

08.01.2010

WHITE & CASE

Berlin/Düsseldorf/Frankfurt/Hamburg/München/New York, 8. Januar 2010- Die internationale Anwaltssozietät White & Case LLP hat mit Wirkung zum 1. Januar 2010 insgesamt 15 Anwälte in Deutschland zu Partnern ernannt. Die Ernennungen belegen die konsequente Nachwuchsförderung und Integration der jüngeren deutschen Kollegen und reflektieren die erfolgreiche Mandats- und Geschäftsentwicklung von White & Case in Deutschland.

Die neuen Partner in Deutschland sind:Partner

Dr. Börries Ahrens, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Kartellrecht (Hamburg)

Dr. Alexander Dlouhy, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Mergers & Acquisitions (Düsseldorf)

Dr. Axel Pajunk, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Mergers & Acquisitions (Frankfurt)

Dr. Carsten Rodemann, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Mergers & Acquisitions (Berlin)

Local Partner

Thomas Faas, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Arbeitsrecht (Düsseldorf)

Dr. Helge Hirschberger, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Restrukturierung & Insolvenz (Hamburg)

Dr. Jan-Philipp Hoos, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Restrukturierung & Insolvenz (Düsseldorf)

Marion Jacob, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz (Hamburg)

Dr. Jörn Kassow, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Öffentliches Recht & Regulierte Märkte (Hamburg)

Dr. Nils Krause, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Mergers & Acquisitions (Hamburg)

Markus Langen, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Dispute Resolution (Frankfurt)

Dr. Inga Penzlin, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Dispute Resolution (Hamburg)

Dr. Katrin Rübsamen, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Öffentliches Recht & Regulierte Märkte (Berlin)

Rostyslav Telyatnykov, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Immobilienwirtschaftsrecht (Frankfurt)

Dr. Florian-Alexander Wesche, Mitglied der Praxisgruppe Energie Infrastruktur & Projektfinanzierung (Düsseldorf)

White & Case LLP ist eine der führenden internationalen Anwaltssozietäten in Europa und in den entscheidenden wirtschaftlichen Zentren der Welt an 36 Standorten in 25 Ländern präsent. In Deutschland verfügt White & Case über 250 Anwälte und Steuerberater in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg und München (www.whitecase.de).

Kontakt:

Barbara Gruber

Media Relations Manager Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 69 29994 1122

Email: bgruber@whitecase.com

ANHANG:

Internationale Pressemitteilung vom Dezember 2009 in Bezug auf die weltweiten Partnerernennungen

WHITE & CASE ELECTS 33 NEW PARTNERS

New York, December 2009 - Global law firm White & Case LLP today announced the election of 33 new partners, effective 1 January 2010.

"Our new partners reflect the best of who we are as a truly global law firm," said Chairman Hugh Verrier. "Their election to partner underscores the confidence we have in our business as we continue to build for the future."

Listed by the regions in which they are based, the new partners are:

Americas

" Iker I. Arriola Peñalosa is based in Mexico City and has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He is a Mexican-qualified corporate lawyer who practices in bank and corporate finance, M&A transactions, securities, financial restructuring, privatizations and antitrust.

" Noah A. Brumfield has been named a partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Washington, DC, and qualified in the District of Columbia and California, he is an antitrust lawyer who specializes in M&A transactions, as well as competitor collaborations, patent settlements, intellectual property licensing and distribution agreements.

" John H. Chung is based in New York and has been named a partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. He is a New York-qualified lawyer with wide-ranging experience in civil and criminal antitrust matters, complex litigation, bankruptcy matters, white-collar and corporate investigations and international arbitration.

" Clement N. Fondufe has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in New York, he is qualified in New York and the Republic of Cameroon. He specializes in the oil and gas sector and has broad experience representing both public and corporate clients in the development and financing of complex refinery and petrochemical projects, the privatization of state-owned enterprises and joint venture transactions.

" Scott Greissman is based in New York and has been named a partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. He is a New York and Florida-qualified bankruptcy lawyer who covers a broad range of finance matters, with an emphasis on out-of-court workouts and Chapter 11 proceedings for secured and unsecured creditors.

" Daniel A. Hagan has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice in Washington, DC. Qualified in the District of Columbia and New Jersey, he is an energy lawyer who advises and represents energy clients before the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state regulatory agencies and in federal and state courts.

" R. Jake Mincemoyer has been named a partner in our Global Banking Practice. Based in New York, he is a New York-qualified bank finance lawyer who represents lead agents and underwriters in leveraged finance transactions.

" Aalok Sharma has been named a partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice in Los Angeles. He is qualified in California and specializes in general litigation and alternative dispute resolution, representing individuals, small businesses and large corporations in trade secret and unfair competition cases, real property disputes, trust and probate litigation, business torts and disputes among partners and shareholders.

" Michael Shepherd is based in Miami and has been named a partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. A Florida and Virginia-qualified lawyer, he specializes in business reorganization and restructuring matters, including representation of debtors in possession, creditors committees, equity security holders and institutional creditors.

" Mara E. Topping has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice in Washington, DC. Qualified in the District of Columbia and New York, she is an investment funds lawyer who concentrates on domestic and international private equity investment funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds. She serves sponsors and managers of, and investors in, funds that invest in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

" James S. Trainor Jr. has been named a partner in our Global Intellectual Property Practice. Based in New York and qualified in New York and Massachusetts, he specializes in patent litigation and counseling and technology licensing for companies in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, technology and cosmetics industries.

" Jason K. Webber is based in New York and has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. He is a New York-qualified lawyer who represents sponsors and lenders on international corporate and financial transactions, particularly project financings of large infrastructure and energy and oil and gas transactions.

" Brendan G. Woodard has been named a partner in our Global Intellectual Property Practice in New York. Qualified in New York, he is a patent litigator who has trial and appellate experience before US federal and state courts in a wide spectrum of intellectual property disputes - including patent, copyright and trademark matters - for clients in the pharmaceutical, sports and media industries.

" Jason N. Zakia has been named a partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Based in Miami and qualified in Florida and Illinois, he represents clients in a wide range of civil litigation matters - from commercial breach of contract litigation to multistate toxic tort class actions.

Europe, Middle East and Africa

" Börries Ahrens has been named a partner in our Global Antitrust Practice. Based in Hamburg, he is a German-qualified lawyer who advises clients on all aspects of EU and German competition law, including representing clients in merger control proceedings before the EU Commission and the Bundeskartellamt, Germany's national competition regulator.

" Sami Al-Louzi has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Abu Dhabi, he is a Jordanian-qualified lawyer who advises local and international clients on joint ventures, M&A transactions and equity and debt private placements in the power, water, oil and gas, petrochemical, securities and telecommunications industries.

" Petri J. Avikainen is based in Helsinki and has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. He is a Finnish-qualified lawyer who specializes in capital markets and public M&A transactions, as well as general corporate law and securities regulatory issues.

" Thierry Bosly has been named a partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Based in Brussels, he is a Belgian-qualified lawyer who concentrates on corporate and finance transactions, advising major banks on debt restructurings, acquisition finance, project finance, securitizations and insolvency-related matters.

" Zeynep Çakmak has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in Ankara, she is qualified in Turkey. She specializes in the power and oil and gas sectors and has broad experience representing clients in the development of IPP projects, upstream and downstream oil and gas projects, mining activities and joint ventures. She is also a specialist on administrative law and handles environmental cases.

" Saul Daniel has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice. Based in London, he is an English-qualified lawyer who advises utilities, sponsors, lenders and governments on a range of energy matters. He has particular experience in the international power and gas markets in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

" Alexander Dlouhy has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He is a German-qualified lawyer and is based in Düsseldorf. He focuses on M&A transactions, energy projects and energy regulatory matters.

" Mark Glengarry is based in London and has been named a partner in our Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice. Qualified in England and New Zealand, he specializes in financial restructurings and insolvencies but also undertakes general bank finance work, acting for lenders, debtors and insolvency administrators.

" Simela Karasavidis has been named a partner in our Global Project Finance Practice in London. Qualified in England and Australia, she has extensive experience in Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnership projects and has acted for private and public sector clients in the defense, education, health and government sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

" Charlie Lightfoot is based in London and has been named a partner in our Global Commercial Litigation Practice. An English-qualified litigation lawyer, he deals with a mix of domestic and international commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, with a focus on cross-border matters involving international elements and multiple jurisdictions.

" Doron Loewinger has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. Based in London, he is a New York and Israeli-qualified securities lawyer with experience in US Securities and Exchange Commission matters. He works with both issuers and underwriters in a wide range of US and cross-border private and public finance transactions, including initial public offerings and issuances of senior and high-yield debt, equity and hybrid securities.

" Sebnem Önder has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Ankara, she specializes in corporate and finance transactions in the mining, oil and gas, energy, defense, transportation and construction sectors.

" Axel Pajunk is based in Frankfurt and has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He is a German-qualified lawyer and advises both public and private companies on local and international transactions, including M&A transactions, joint ventures, buy-outs and initial public offerings.

" Stephen Ravenscroft has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in London, he is an English-qualified employment lawyer who focuses on advisory and contentious employment matters arising out of complex corporate transactions, corporate restructuring and rationalization proposals and employment and labor relations disputes.

" Carsten Rodemann is based in Berlin and has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He is a German-qualified lawyer and advises clients in all areas of corporate law, with a focus on M&A transactions - particularly in the energy and real estate sectors - corporate restructurings and joint ventures.

" Michal Smrek has been named a partner in our Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Based in Prague, he is a Czech-qualified M&A/private equity lawyer with broad experience structuring leveraged buy-outs and management buy-outs and buy-ins for clients in the telecommunications, private equity, intellectual property, entertainment and insurance industries.

" Magnus Wennerhorn is based in Stockholm and has been named a partner in our Global Banking Practice. A Swedish-qualified bank finance lawyer, he advises banks and corporate clients in Swedish and other European leveraged finance transactions, refinancing and general bank lending.

Asia

" Simon Collins has been named a partner in our Global Asset Finance Practice. Based in Tokyo, he is an English-qualified lawyer who advises clients on a wide range of finance transactions, including project and asset finance, structured lending and leasing and commercial shipping transactions.

" Koichiro Ohashi is based in Tokyo and has been named a partner in our Global Capital Markets Practice. He is qualified in Japan and New York and advises clients on Japanese capital market regulations, as well as cross-border transactions, and has broad experience in the areas of securitizations, derivatives and mezzanine and equity financing.

About White & Case

White & Case LLP is a leading global law firm with lawyers in 36 offices in 25 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, we provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business. Our clients value both the breadth of our global network and depth of our US, English and local law capabilities in each of our regions and rely on us for their complex cross-border transactions, arbitration and litigation provided by our global practices.

Contacts:

Nicholas Clarke

Regional Media Relations Manager - Americas

White & Case LLP

+ 1 212 819 7808

nclarke@whitecase.com

 

Ian Kitts

Regional Media Relations Manager - EMEA

White & Case LLP

+ 44 (20) 7532 2857

ian.kitts@whitecase.com

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