July 9, 2012 (London) – Proskauer continues to strengthen its global capital markets capabilities with the upcoming addition of three partners and a senior counsel in the firm’s London office. Partners Peter Castellon, Katherine Mulhern and Roberto Bruno and Senior Counsel Maximilian Kirchner will join in September 2012.
“This is a superb group of lawyers, all of whom are highly respected by the international investment banking and capital markets communities,” said Frank Lopez, co-head of Proskauer’s Global Capital Markets Group. “Their addition will significantly enhance our ability to advise underwriters, sponsors and issuers on cross-border capital markets transactions. Having top-notch capabilities in London in high-yield bonds and equity capital markets, our core product groups, is integral to our long-term strategy.”
Peter Castellon will join from Citigroup in London, where he is currently Deputy General Counsel, Banking & Capital Markets. He has been responsible for advising Citi’s Equity Capital Markets Division and Investment Banking Division in connection with an array of securities offerings, including IPOs, follow-on and secondary offerings, block trades, rights offerings and offerings of convertible and exchangeable bonds.
Katherine Mulhern will join from Kaye Scholer, where she is currently a corporate Partner in the firm's London office. Before that, she was head of the U.S. capital markets practice in the London office of Hogan Lovells. She focuses on international equity and debt capital markets and has a wide range of experience advising on cross-border transactions in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Roberto Bruno will join from Cravath, Swaine & Moore’s London office, where he is currently a Senior Attorney in the Corporate Department. His practice focuses on cross-border, sophisticated and high-profile securities offerings, consisting primarily of high-yield bond and equity offerings, across a broad range of industries in Europe (in particular in Italy), the U.S. and emerging markets. He also has significant M&A and private equity experience.
Max Kirchner will join from the New York office of Latham & Watkins. He represents financial institutions and private equity sponsors in leveraged finance and equity capital markets transactions and has significant experience in high-yield offerings, acquisition financings, IPOs and secondary stock offerings by issuers around the world in a broad array of industries.
“The joining of these lawyers will mark another milestone in the significant growth of our global capital markets platform over the past five years,” said Julie Allen, co-head of Proskauer’s Global Capital Markets Group. “Their skills and talents greatly complement our existing capital markets practices in the U.S., Asia and Latin America and our existing finance, restructuring and other corporate capabilities in London and further deepen our ability to serve our clients internationally.”
The capital markets lawyers join a growing Proskauer London office with teams focused on mergers and acquisitions, finance, private investment funds, corporate restructuring, tax and labor and employment/executive compensation. The addition of this group furthers the firm’s strategy to build a London office with a corporate transactional focus and with experienced lawyers in each of its core practices.
Proskauer’s Capital Markets Group represents a cross section of bulge market, middle-market and boutique investment banks, as well as sponsors and public and private companies of all sizes and industries around the world, in a wide variety of public, Rule 144A and Regulation S and private debt and equity transactions. The group consistently earns top rankings in Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters’ league tables and is recognized as a leader in the U.S. and globally by Chambers and Legal 500.