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Eversheds Sutherland continues investment drive in global M&A offering as Roger Barron takes up advisory role

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    Eversheds Sutherland welcomes corporate heavyweight Roger Barron as a Senior M&A Adviser to its corporate capability, reaffirming the global law firm’s commitment to its M&A offering through ongoing strategic investment.

    Roger has been a leading M&A lawyer for over 30 years, 27 of which were with Linklaters. Until recently he was a Partner at the US headquartered law firm, Paul Hastings, where he was appointed Global Vice Chair of its M&A practice.

    Roger has advised on some of the market’s most significant and complex transactions. He has a broad experience of all aspects of corporate law, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, demergers, reorganisations, and corporate finance. His sector expertise is also wide-ranging and includes energy, utilities, media, and telecoms.

    In addition to his transactional work, Roger has been a key boardroom adviser to a number of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 clients, as well as both US and European corporates, providing strategic guidance and counsel on corporate governance.

    Roger has received a number of different industry accolades and plaudits in acknowledgment of his experience and expertise within M&A including being featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2018 in the "Dealmaker" category. He is also listed in the 2022 edition of legal industry directory, Legal 500’s ‘Hall of Fame’ for M&A which describes him as being: ‘…noted for his formidable M&A experience’ and ‘provides wise counsel, is very commercial and responsive’. Since 2018, Roger has been listed in Who’s Who.

    In 2020, Roger was asked to provide expert evidence to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee relating to the U.K. Government's National Security and Investment Bill.

    Keri Rees, Partner and Co-Head of Global Corporate and Commercial Practice Group, Eversheds Sutherland, said:

    “We’re at a really exciting stage of growth in our corporate offering, and, as I’ve said previously, are unashamedly ambitious about M&A and the strides we are continuing to make here.

    “We’ve a great global team in place delivering complex, high value, strategic M&A for our clients. But we want to do more. Roger’s arrival, and the formidable experience and expertise he brings is another important step for us. We’ve worked opposite and alongside Roger so know what a great operator and how aligned to our culture and vision he is. We’re delighted to welcome him.”

    Eric Knai, Partner and Head of M&A (International), Eversheds Sutherland, said:

    "We have invested heavily in our M&A offering and will continue to do so. Our global M&A team is strong with sector focused, ambitious, technically excellent and commercially-minded partners. Roger’s appointment is fantastic news for our M&A practice. His specific skill set and wealth of industry knowledge bring invaluable insight on which we can draw, heightening our current standing in the market and confirming our ambition to play at the highest level. I look forward to working with Roger.”

    Roger Barron said:

    “Eversheds Sutherland has a truly excellent corporate/M&A capability, complemented by its impressive global footprint. There is so much opportunity here. The firm has made its intentions with regards to M&A clear. Eversheds Sutherland is very well placed to deliver complex, strategic M&A amongst the top players in the market and I’m therefore very excited to work with the team to support its growth and market position.”

    Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed a swathe of new senior appointments to its M&A and wider corporate capability in recent months including Martin Mankabady and Adriana Cotter, a corporate insurance lateral Partner-team hire from Dentons, and tax Partners Philippe de Guyenro, and Dr. Lars Haverkamp.

    The global law firm also announced 31 promotions to partner for 2022 (with effect from 1 May), several of whom are within its corporate team and include Cristina Audran-Proca, Ben Brown, Simon Davies, Ceri-Ann McGraa, Stephen O'Reilly and Samer Sarkis



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