Cadwalader Hires Restructuring Special Counsel To London Office

Jan 24, 2013

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Appointment deepens restructuring and bankruptcy expertise in the UK and Europe

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (Cadwalader), a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, today announced that Karen McMaster has joined the firm’s Financial Restructuring Department as Special Counsel. McMaster will be a resident in Cadwalader’s London office.

Remarking on the appointment, Gregory Petrick, Managing Partner of the Firm’s London office and Head of its European and Asian Restructuring Practice said: “We are excited to welcome Karen to our firm. Her experience in banking, finance, restructuring and insolvency along with her first-rate legal skills will be valuable assets to our clients and will strengthen the depth of the team. Our clients face increasing complexity in the global regulatory and legal environment requiring Cadwalader to have in place exceptional solicitors with unparalleled experience.”

McMaster joins Cadwalader from Linklaters, LLP where she was a managing associate in the London office. Prior to joining Linklaters in 2007, McMaster worked as a senior associate at Baker & McKenzie in Melbourne. Karen has worked on a number of high profile and complex domestic and cross border restructurings and she has considerable experience devising and implementing creative restructuring solutions for a diverse range of clients including CLO funds and distressed investors, sponsors, corporates and creditor committees. She has significant recent  experience in Spain and Italy, including the restructuring of Dinosol, Seat Pagine Gialle and the Scheme of Arrangement of Orizonia.

McMaster began her legal career in 2000 as an associate with Gadens Lawyers, an Australian top ten firm. She earned her BA and LLB from the University of Melbourne.

McMaster’s hire further bolsters the Cadwalader financial restructuring team, complementing the recent hire of restructuring partner Yushan Ng, also from Linklaters.

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