Winston & Strawn adds partner to corporate practice

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Winston & Strawn has added corporate lawyer Anthony Riley as a partner in the firm’s London office. 

Riley, who joins Winston from Orrick, brings a wide range of experience across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) to the firm with a practice focusing on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. His practice covers many sectors, with significant experience in energy and infrastructure, and a particular focus on renewable energy projects. 

“In recent years, the firm has hired transactional and litigation lawyers within the energy and infrastructure sector in Dubai, London, New York, and Washington DC,” says Winston Chairman Tom Fitzgerald. “Anthony’s appointment reflects our mission to expand our offerings within this sector internationally, with an emphasis on renewable energy projects.”

“Currently, a substantial part of the London team’s work includes the representation of clients in large-scale infrastructure disputes, as well as cases involving traditional and renewable energy power and transportation projects,” says Peter Crowther, managing partner of the firm’s London office. “Anthony is recognised as a top-tier lawyer in his field and his strong background, particularly with new and emerging markets, enhances this capability.”

Prior to joining Orrick, Riley was a partner with legacy firm Norton Rose. He is dual qualified in England and Wales, as well as New York, and fluent in three languages; English, French, and German. He has been recognised by Legal 500 UK as a recommended individual in three categories: M&A Lower to Mid-Market, London: Power (including Electricity and Renewables), and Emerging Markets.

“I am thrilled to be joining Winston & Strawn at a time when the firm is growing and concentrating on developing its capabilities in the corporate, energy, and infrastructure practices,” says Riley. “In my previous roles, I have established a strong network with private equity firms, funds, publicly traded companies, investors, and financial institutions with connections to the energy and infrastructure sector in both the UK and internationally – experience which will provide a strong foundation for augmenting Winston’s reputation as a leading law firm in these areas.”

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