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DLA Piper appoints Debt Finance partner in London


DLA Piper has appointed Andy Kolacki as a partner in the London Debt Finance team, part of the Finance & Projects group. Kolacki joins the firm from Latham & Watkins.

Having joined Latham & Watkins as an associate in 2005, A Kolacki ndy was subsequently promoted to partner in 2009. Prior to that, he was an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for five years.
Kolacki has broad experience acting for lenders, private equity sponsors and borrowers in connection with domestic and international acquisitions, leveraged financings and restructurings. His practice includes both senior and subordinated capital structures, including second lien and mezzanine, with particular expertise in relation to bank/bond financings and transatlantic financings using US TLB style structures.
 
In addition to regularly working on domestic financings, Andy's practice is largely cross-border in nature often with a European and/or US focus. 
 
David Miles, London Head of Debt Finance at DLA Piper, says: "Andy is an impressive debt finance lawyer who will add bench strength to our team at a time when the markets are looking more and more to US style financing techniques. He will be a key and welcome addition to the team."
 
Philip Butler, Global Co-Chair of the Financial Services sector at DLA Piper, says: "The addition of Andy is another strategic step that continues the growth of our offering in the Financial Services arena. Our ambition is to continue building a market leading finance practice in London, further strengthening our capabilities in the sector globally."
 
Charles Morrison, Global Co-Chair of Finance & Projects at DLA Piper, adds: "With the hire of a lawyer of Andy's calibre, we are demonstrating our on-going commitment to strengthening our Finance group in key markets. His extensive international experience makes him a very valuable asset to the team in London."

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