December 04, 2018
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP today announced that partner Samantha Hutchinson has joined the firm’s Global Finance Team in London, expanding the firm’s transatlantic fund finance offering.
Hutchinson joins Cadwalader from Dentons, where she was a partner and head of the firm’s global fund finance practice, advising financial institutions and private markets managers across the UK, Europe, the U.S. and Canada.
Hutchinson is one of London’s preeminent fund finance partners, having represented banks and private markets managers in many of the largest and most sophisticated fund finance transactions ever consummated in Europe. She is highly regarded not only in subscription finance but also across private executive/GP financings, secondary acquisition and re-cap financings, primary re-caps and liquidity lines, and hybrid and umbrella financings. She will co-lead, along with partner Jeremy Cross, Cadwalader’s now nine-member European Fund Finance team.
"We have a market-leading fund finance practice that continues to grow in the U.S. and is making great strides in the UK and Europe,” said Cadwalader managing partner Pat Quinn. “Sam has an outstanding reputation in London and globally, and we are thrilled for her to join with our existing teams in the UK and the U.S. She will make an invaluable contribution as we grow and expand our market presence and service to clients."
"We continue to enjoy great success in London and globally,” he added, “and Sam's arrival is consistent with our plans to expand key practice areas and continue to grow the firm."
Michael Mascia, co-leader of Cadwalader’s Global Finance Group, said, “Sam is an exceptional lawyer and has an unmatched client following. Adding Sam has been a priority of ours for a very long time, and along with our existing teams in London and the U.S., creates, in our view, an unparalleled global fund finance practice for our clients.”
Added London managing partner Gregory Petrick, “Sam also has a great nexus with our market-leading CLO and debt finance practices, giving us tremendous depth to service all of the financing needs of the credit fund market. We are very committed to continued growth and expansion of this and other key practices in London.”
“I am delighted to be joining as experienced and highly regarded a team as the Cadwalader Fund Finance Team and a firm which regards fund finance as a key part of its growth and success,” Hutchinson said. “Cadwalader will give me the opportunity to deliver an unparalleled bench of experience and expertise in both the U.S. and London to my clients.”
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As published in Lawdragon.