Chadbourne & Parke enter South Africa

January 30, 2015 US firm Chadbourne & Parke is opening an office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The office opens with the hiring of partner Lido Fontana from Bowman Gilfillan. Fontana is a project finance partner and will work partners based in London, including Agnieszka Klich, Kevin Atkins and Julien Bocobza as well as partners based in Dubai, including Sohail Barkatali, Richard Keenan and Yasser Yaqub. All the partners will spend time in the new office according to Chadbourne.

Fontanan begins 2 February and at present will be the only full-time partner based in Johannesburg. He has experience in energy, mining and infrastructure projects. Before joining Bowman as a partner in 2012, he spent several years at DLA, including some years at DLA Piper in London.

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