Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has announced new leadership for its Global Financial Investors (GFI) group.
The changes will see Charles Hayes take the helm as joint leader of the GFI group globally from 1 May 2019 alongside Markus Paul. In December this year, Arend von Riegen will succeed Markus whose term will end after six years in the role. The appointment of Charles, who is based in London, and Arend, based in Frankfurt, reflects the international footprint of the group and will enable the firm to take its exceptional service to its financial sponsor clients to the next level.
Freshfields is the leading legal adviser to international financial sponsors. Its top-ranked Global Financial Investors group brings together the firm’s expertise acting for private equity firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, infrastructure funds, alternative capital providers and real estate funds. The group combines leading M&A and leveraged finance execution capability with deep industry expertise and a sophisticated understanding of the regulatory environments in which businesses operate. Freshfields continues to see unprecedented client demand from financial sponsors, following a year of double digit growth and multiple awards.
Stephan Eilers, the firm’s global Managing Partner said: “Freshfields has a longstanding reputation for executing the market’s most complex deals – the deals other firms cannot do – and I know that this is the right team to ensure that our financial sponsor clients continue to get the best support from our teams across the globe.”