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Emerging markets private equity team joins CMS Cameron McKenna

Law firm CMS Cameron McKenna has expanded its private equity capacity by hiring a seven-strong private equity/corporate team, including three partners.

The team comprises key members of the “flying squad” that handled CEE/emerging market cross-border private equity backed M&A transactions in the region for Linklaters until 2007.

The team is led by Ted Cominos, who joins CMS as international head of private equity for CMS Cameron McKenna.

Cominos ranks among the few City lawyers to have been a partner in a magic circle law firm and a partner/investment principal in a private equity fund.

After leaving Linklaters, Cominos became a partner of Ethemba Capital, a London-based emerging markets private equity fund.

The team also includes partners Graham Conlon and Alexandra Florea, senior associates and associates John Făurescu, Cristina Proca, Anela Musat and Gokce Kilic.

Cominos says: “We are very excited to be joining CMS. We believe that the firm and its global platform are a natural fit for our team. This is a firm that is well regarded in the market as a leader in private equity and a leader in emerging markets – and we are confident that we can go further faster with CMS as a fully dedicated emerging market private equity team.”

Duncan Weston, managing partner of CMS Cameron McKenna, adds: “We are really delighted to welcome Ted and his team. They have a very strong client following among private equity funds based in the City, continental Europe and the US and as noted private equity experts in emerging markets, they bring considerable additional experience to our client offering.”

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