LONDON, February 10, 2006- LAWFUEL – The Law News Network -Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Martin Bartlam will assume the role of office leader of the London office, effective immediately. Bartlam succeeds Adrian Harris whose two-year term as office leader expired at the end of 2005—the year in which the firm more than doubled the size of its London office to more than 50 lawyers.
“Orrick’s London office experienced tremendous growth during the past year as the firm continued to expand aggressively in several key markets in Europe and Asia,” said David Syed, who is the firm’s managing partner for Europe. “We are grateful for Adrian’s steady guidance during this time of great change, and we are confident that Martin will navigate the challenges ahead with his usual aplomb.”
“This is an exciting time to be a member of Orrick’s London office. It is also a privilege and a pleasure to work with a team of lawyers and business professionals who are without question among the most talented teams anywhere,” said Bartlam. “I believe that working with this focused and collegial team will enable us to achieve the ambitious targets we have set and succeed in meeting the challenges faced by all law firms in the competitive London market.”
Bartlam is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and a partner in the Finance Group of Orrick in London. He has extensive experience in U.K. and international financing activities and is one of the leading practitioners in the London market for structured finance, international securities and structured lending transactions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Bartlam was a partner and head of the finance department at Jones Day. Previous experience includes hands-on banking transactional work as head of structured products at Credit Lyonnais in London (now Calyon) and as a member of the debt structuring team of Greenwich Natwest (now RBS).
About Orrick’s London Office
London’s importance to global markets makes it a critical business center for Orrick’s clients, many of whom have major operations in the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Orrick established its presence in London in 1998 and experienced steady growth for the next seven years. In June 2005, a 34-lawyer team joined the office from Coudert Brothers. Orrick now has a team of leading corporate, finance and litigation lawyers qualified in English and U.S. law.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an international law firm with more than 850 lawyers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The firm focuses on litigation, complex and novel finance, and innovative corporate transactions. Orrick clients include Fortune 100 companies, major industrial and financial corporations, commercial and investment banks, high-growth companies, governmental entities, start-ups, and individuals. The firm’s 16 offices are located in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pacific Northwest, Hong Kong, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Taipei and Tokyo.