International Law firm Pinsent Masons has further boosted its Corporate Finance offering in the City with the appointment of US securities law expert Roberta Markovina.

Roberta joins from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP where she was a Senior Associate in the US Capital Markets Group. She specialises in US securities law in the Equity and Debt Capital Markets arenas and brings a wealth of experience in representing European corporate clients and international investment banks on cross-border equity and debt capital markets transactions.

Joining as partner, Roberta will develop Pinsent Masons’ US Equity and Debt Capital Markets practice and work alongside the Corporate Finance and Banking teams to support them on the US aspects of their deals.

Rosalie Chadwick, Head of Corporate Finance at Pinsent Masons said:

“Roberta is an exceptional lawyer and we are delighted that she has agreed to join us. UK and international clients welcome a one stop shop for securities law advice and access to the US market is a key ingredient in many of their transactions. Roberta is joining us at a very exciting time.  With rankings as the No.1 law firm for AIM companies and No.3 law firm by number of London Stock Exchange listed companies, the past few months have seen us acting on significant corporate finance transactions including equity and debt fundraisings in London, listings in Germany and Hong Kong and takeovers such as advising Fenner on its £1.2bn takeover by Michelin and CALA Homes on the £605m acquisition by Legal & General. With a robust pipeline ahead, Roberta will be a valuable addition to the team.”

Alexis Roberts, Partner and Head of the Financial Services sector at Pinsent Masons, said:

“Pinsent Masons has a strong financial services capability and reputation in the City. Over the last 18 months we’ve substantially bolstered our Equity and Debt Capital Markets offering with the arrival of Roberta, Julian Stanier and Gareth Jones, David Young, Hammad Akhtar and Kieran Toal and remain committed to expanding our team with talented individuals who can make a significant contribution to our vision of being recognised as an international market leader in global financial services.”

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