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December 3, 2018

King & Spalding Adds Corporate and M&A Partner Derek Meilman in London

LONDON, Dec. 03, 2018 - King & Spalding has recruited Derek Meilman as a partner in the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments (CFI) practice in London.

Meilman is a corporate lawyer with a particular expertise in complex cross-border mergers, acquisitions and strategic joint ventures. He has experience across a wide range of industries, with a particular emphasis on industrials, including energy and infrastructure, and consumer retail, and he frequently advises on acquisition activity relating to business restructurings.  His clients include financial and strategic investors from a broad range of institutions, including public and private companies, investment funds (such as private equity, special situations, sovereign wealth and pension funds), development finance institutions, founders and family offices. Meilman, who was previously a partner at Hogan Lovells in New York and London, is qualified as an attorney in New York State and as a solicitor in England & Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

“Derek has extensive and unique experience handling complicated multi-jurisdictional M&A matters, whether governed by English, New York or other foreign law.” said Todd Holleman, head of the firm’s CFI practice. “Given the truly global nature of his work, he adds a new dimension to our corporate and M&A practice in London. We are thrilled to have him on board.”

“The firm is proactively growing in London across the transactional, disputes and investigatory areas and recruiting exceptional lawyers such as Derek underscores that commitment,” said Tom Sprange QC, Office Managing Partner in London. “Likewise, Derek’s M&A work has seen him heavily involved in issues such as anti-bribery, competition, regulatory matters and foreign direct investment regimes, all of which open up new collaborative opportunities with our investigations and disputes teams in London. We are pleased to welcome him to the firm.”

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