Paul Hastings have been joined in London by Patrick Bright, a leading finance lawyer who comes to the London office previously led the European high-yield team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
The announcement from the firm continues Paul Hastings’ expansion in global finance in its 15-lawyer team, focused on complex transactions in the finance world.
Globally, the firm has added more than 40 partners across practices, including finance, M&A, private equity, structured credit, securities and capital markets, IP litigation, and leveraged finance.
The addition of Bright brings to 10 the number of 2022 London partner hires for Paul Hastings and reflects the continued momentum of the firm’s London office, which posted a 41% revenue increase in 2021.
“Patrick has a stellar reputation as one of the leading high-yield lawyers in the London and global markets,” said Paul Hastings Chair Frank Lopez in a statement to the media.
“Patrick strengthens our premier London and global finance platform as a destination for the entire capital structure in the most complex finance transactions.”
Bright has consistently ranked by Legal 500, Chambers UK, and IFLR1000has deep experience advising investment banks, sponsors, corporates, and funds on high-yield offerings, leveraged and acquisition financings, bond restructurings, and other capital markets transactions, including financings for Verisure, Kantar, Biofarma, TeamSystem, Itelyum, Paprec, Kiloutou, Infopro, Very Group, and Aston Martin.
“We’re delighted to have Patrick join our team,” said Ross Anderson, London office co-chair and a partner in the global finance practice. “Patrick’s market reputation and experience in executing transactions in key European jurisdictions will be a boon for our clients and aligns with several of the new teams that have joined this year in London and across our global footprint.”
“With the focus on finance and its strategy of consistently elevating the global finance practice, Paul Hastings is the place to be for lawyers who want to practice at the highest level and for clients who want to take advantage of this experience and the benefits that come with that,” said Bright. “I’ve been involved in transactions with the firm’s lawyers and I’m excited to now be on the same team.”