NEW YORK — LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that corporate lawyer Antonios C. Backos is joining Orrick’s corporate group as a partner in the New York office.
Backos has extensive experience representing investment banks and companies in M&A, private equity, securities and European cross-border transactions. He also has extensive experience and a very strong reputation in sophisticated finance transactions for entities in the maritime industry. Backos is a regular speaker and author on corporate finance matters.
“ Tony Backos is an outstanding lawyer with solid international credentials,” said Stephen Graham, head of Orrick’s corporate group. “His arrival adds to the momentum Orrick’s corporate group is building both in New York and in Europe.”
Over the last three months, Orrick has added eight lateral partners in the New York office alone. The corporate group also expanded its capabilities in Europe in January with the successful merger of Orrick’s Paris office with French M&A powerhouse Rambaud Martel.
“As a New York lawyer with deep experience representing foreign private issuers in the United States, Tony Backos offers an important service to our European and Asian clients seeking to tap the U.S. capital markets, ” said Mark Levie, managing director of transactional practices at Orrick.
Backos has lived and worked in the United States and Europe and speaks German, Italian, Greek and English. He worked for more than three years in the London office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and was a partner at Healy & Baillie LLP in New York.
“The combination of Orrick’s international network of offices and its collaboration across practices means I will be able to better serve my clients across Europe and in the United States,” said Backos. “There is real energy and a collegial environment at Orrick that I’m excited to join.”
About Orrick’s Corporate Practice
Orrick advises public and private companies throughout the world on all aspects of their businesses. The firm’s lawyers advise corporate clients ranging from blue-chip companies to technology-driven start-ups on corporate formations and complex financings; mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances; and strategic technology transactions and restructurings; as well as general corporate counseling. Orrick was named one of the leading U.S. firms in The American Lawyer’s April 2006 “Corporate Scorecard,” which cites Orrick as one of the 14 firms with the most top-ten rankings in various transactional practice areas.
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.