H Kurt von Moltke, a corporate lawyer with more than 30 years of experience structuring, negotiating and executing complex M&A transactions, including billion-dollar mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, is joining the Jenner & Block as a partner in the Chicago office and co-chair of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice.
He also joins the firm's Securities, Corporate Finance and Corporate practices.
Von Moltke focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, both hostile and negotiated, as well as private equity transactions, complex corporate debt restructurings, corporate finance and securities transactions and counselilng public company boards of directors. He has been involved in several large, complex debt restructurings and workouts by public companies. He also has extensive experience structuring cross border transactions, representing both US and international clients.
"Kurt is an exceptional practitioner who provides depth and breadth to our Corporate practice and the Mergers & Acquisitions area in particular," Managing Partner Terrence J Truax says. "We are excited that he is joining Jenner & Block, as his portfolio of clients and his abilities further enhance our capabilities as a firm of global reach."
Von Moltke, who will co-chair the Mergers and Acquisitions practice with Partner Thomas A. Monson, comes to Jenner & Block after 26 years at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
"Kurt presents a tremendous opportunity for the firm to continue to expand our Corporate practice," says firmwide Corporate Chair Joseph P Gromacki, who has known von Moltke for more than 20 years and worked with him as a colleague at Kirkland & Ellis before joining Jenner & Block in 2003. "His impeccable credentials and deep experience with sophisticated M&A, securities and corporate finance transactions will enhance our reputation as the go-to firm for companies' most significant matters."
Monson adds: "I look forward to working with Kurt as we continue to grow the firm's transactional platform. Kurt is an extraordinarily talented and experienced practitioner who will enhance the quality and reputation of our practice."
Von Moltke has also closed joint venture transactions in China, Japan, Turkey and Australia. In the corporate finance and securities areas, he has handled initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, universal shelf registrations of equity and debt, investment grade debt offerings and high yield debt offerings on behalf of issuers and underwriters.
"I am excited to join Jenner & Block," says von Moltke. "The firm's platform is a great fit for my practice and serving the complex needs of my clients well. I am eager to be part of the firm's strategic efforts to grow our corporate capabilities, particularly in M&A."