Freshfields appoints Simpsons counsel to equity partnership

July 27, 2010 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has boosted its high-yield practice with the hire of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett counsel Gil Strauss. Strauss has been taken on as an equity partner at the magic circle firm.

US corporate head Sarah Murphy said Strauss will join a new legal team offering a more complete practice in both the high-yield and broader corporate finance spaces. “High-yield’s become a niche practice when it should be part of a mainstream product,” she said. “We feel we can offer something that no one else can offer, as we can advise on the senior debt side and equity side as well.”

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