Mayer Brown acquires expertise in the financial sector

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A partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges with notable experience in transactions involving financial services…

A Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner with notable experience in transactions involving financial services and fintech companies moved to Mayer Brown in New York.

Mayer Brown hired Jon Paul Bernard as a partner in his corporate and securities practice in New York, ending his 23-year tenure at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and transactional advice involving groups of financial institutions (FIGs) and fintechs form the backbone of Bernard’s practice, including domestic and multi-jurisdictional acquisitions and divestitures, joint venture agreements , corporate finance and restructuring mandates.

His previous work includes acting for GE Capital on its acquisition of Capital Merrill Lynch from Merrill Lynch & Co.and advising the private equity firm JC Flowers & Co on the restructuring of its investment in the German commercial bank HSH Nordbank (now Hamburg Commercial Bank).

Bernard had spent his entire 23-year career to date at Weil, including 13 years as a partner.

In a statement, Mayer Brown’s co-head of global corporate and securities practice Kevin Sheridan noted: “[Bernard]FIG’s practice and experience in transformative M&A and strategic transactions over the past two decades aligns well with the firm’s growth strategy and the firm’s practice in our sectors and regions. the strongest.

Bernard himself called the firm an “ideal fit” due to the “unique and special opportunities to provide holistic solutions” in its transactional practices.

Last month Mayer Brown added three partners with regulatory, lending and project finance experience in London.

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