New York, NY – September 26, 2006 – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Frank S. Vellucci, Robin Mizrahi, Ayşe Yüksel, Igor Muszyński and Konstantin O. Konstantinov have been named LLP partners in the Firm.
“These five attorneys have demonstrated outstanding legal abilities and superior client service skills, and each has shown great enthusiasm and commitment to the Firm,” said Chadbourne’s Managing Partner Charles K. O’Neill. “We are delighted to welcome them to the partnership and are confident that they will continue to make tremendous contributions to our Firm’s growth and success in the years ahead.”
Frank S. Vellucci, age 34, New York office, Corporate: Mr. Vellucci has extensive experience with corporate partnering in the life sciences field. He regularly assists life sciences companies with licenses, joint ventures, asset and stock acquisitions, technology transfer arrangements, R&D and commercialization collaborations, and strategic alliances. Mr. Vellucci also has experience in a broad range of securities law matters, including public debt and equity offerings, private placements of common stock, preferred stock, debt, convertible debt and PIPE (private investments in public entities) financings. In addition, Mr. Vellucci is involved in a variety of general corporate matters, including corporate governance, disclosure and compliance obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and working with high net worth individuals in connection with their closely held international operations.
Mr. Vellucci graduated with a B.A. from Binghamton University in 1994, and earned a J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1997.
Robin Mizrahi, age 38, London office, Project Finance: Mr. Mizrahi has extensive experience working on project finance transactions and privatizations in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has advised lenders, developers and investors in connection with the development and financing of power, oil and gas, transportation, mining and industrial projects, as well as acquisitions and privatizations in the energy sector in Africa and the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the CIS, Latin America, the United Kingdom and the United States. Mr. Mizrahi also advises clients on antitrust matters in relation with merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Mizrahi graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles with a Licence en Droit with distinction in 1992, and received an LL.M. from the London School of Economics in 1993.
Ayşe Yüksel, age 36, London and New York offices, Corporate: Ms. Yüksel has extensive experience in a range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, joint ventures, private equity investments and financing transactions. Ms. Yüksel regularly represents U.S. and non-U.S. clients in international transactions, specifically in the Middle East and Turkey. She also has significant experience representing non-U.S. issuers in Rule 144A/Regulation S securities offerings. Her recent practice has focused on the telecommunications and media sectors.
Ms. Yüksel has been a partner in the London office of Chadbourne & Parke (a multinational partnership) since 2004. She divides her time between the London office and the New York office.
Ms. Yüksel received her B.A. with honors from Harvard University in 1991 and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1995.
Igor Muszyński, age 38, Warsaw office, Energy and Infrastructure: Mr. Muszyński is an international expert in legal regulations of infrastructure energy projects. He has advised Polish and foreign energy companies, local governments and customers of electrical energy and fuels. He specializes in regulatory issues and in providing advice in connection with project finance and privatization. Mr. Muszyński also has advised the Ministry of Industry and Trade on the restructuring and liberalization of the Polish energy sector and was involved in the process of conforming Polish energy law to EU standards.
Mr. Muszyński is currently Chairman of the Court of Arbitration at the Warsaw Power Exchange, and is recognized as one of Poland’s top energy attorneys by Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers (2006).
He has been an international partner in the Warsaw office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP since 2005.
Mr. Muszyński received his LL.M. from Warsaw University in 1993.
Konstantin O. Konstantinov, age 36, Moscow and St. Petersburg offices, Russia & CIS:
Mr. Konstantinov is admitted to practice in New York and Russia, where he is an advocate. His practice focuses on international commercial and financial matters, including project finance, securities regulation, secured finance, debt restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Konstantinov’s work has included representing mezzanine lenders in securitization transactions originated by Russian banks. He has advised security providers in connection with secured bond issuances, including sub-sovereign domestic bonds. Mr. Konstantinov has advised buyers and sellers on acquisition transactions, worked on joint ventures, corporate reorganizations of Russian multinational corporations, debt restructuring programs and fixed income transactions, as well as depository arrangements relating to the issuance of American and global depository receipts.
He is ranked for banking and finance law by Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers (2006).
Mr. Konstantinov graduated from the Moscow State Academy of Law in 1995, and received an LL.M. from the Harvard University School of Law in 1997.