White & Case has promoted 26 lawyers to local partner and 14 lawyers to counsel. Six of the promoted local partners are based in Dubai and Riyadh.
“Our local partner and counsel promotions span ten global practices and 19 offices in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, reflecting the diverse and truly global nature of White & Case and our enduring commitment to investing in people for the long term,” said White & Case Chair Hugh Verrier. “These lawyers have broad range of skills, experience and backgrounds and are successful in their careers because they combine exceptional ability, dedication to providing clients with the highest standard of service and a commitment to playing their role in the continuing progress of our Firm.”
In addition to the internal promotions, White & Case has hired 11 local partners and 13 counsel during 2022 to date.
At White & Case, the position of local partner is offered in select White & Case regions and locations where it is common market practice including Mexico in the Americas; Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, the Middle East, Poland, South Africa and Spain in EMEA; and China, Japan and Korea in Asia-Pacific.
The promotions are effective January 1, 2023 except where noted.
Meet the newly promoted local partners in Riyadh
Waad Alkurini has been named a local partner in the Global Project Development and Finance Practice, effective July 1, 2022. Her practice focuses on advising sponsors, developers, off-takers, contractors, lenders and governments on the development and financing of large-scale infrastructure and energy projects.
Manal Al-Musharaf (photo unavailable) has been named a local partner in the Global Capital Markets Practice, effective July 1, 2022. Her practice focuses on advising international and domestic public and private issuers, investment banks, sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, corporates and family offices on a wide range of capital markets transactions including initial public offerings and secondary offerings, as well as ongoing corporate governance and reporting obligations.
Meet the newly promoted local partners in Dubai
Fraser Galloway has been named a local partner in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. His practice focuses on advising clients in a broad range of industry sectors on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and private equity transactions.
Roger Gaspard has been named a local partner in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. His practice focuses on advising corporates and financial institutions on a variety of complex public and private mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions.
Vasi Papadopoulos has been named a local partner in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Her practice focuses on advising international and domestic corporates, financial institutions, private equity firms and family offices in a range of sectors on a variety of transactions including cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings.
Philip Vavalidis has been named a local partner in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. His practice focuses on advising sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms, other financial sponsors and alternative capital providers on a range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and co-investments, disposals and other corporate matters.