Fried Frank adds Brinkworth to finance practice

International law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP has hired Stuart Brinkworth for its finance practice. Based in the firm’s London office, Brinkworth’s practice focuses on a number of specialized transactions that include private equity-backed leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, corporate mergers and acquisitions and recapitalizations. Previously, Brinkworth worked at Hogan Lovells where he served as a partner.


LONDON, May 18, 2015 — Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Stuart Brinkworth has joined the Finance Practice in the Firm’s London office. Mr. Brinkworth specializes in acting for UK and international lenders (including credit and debt funds), sponsors and bidding consortia on a variety of UK domestic and cross-border leveraged finance transactions. His practice focuses on private equity-backed leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs/buy-ins, public bids, corporate M&A and recapitalizations.

“The addition of Stuart better positions Fried Frank as the go-to Firm for our clients’ most complex and challenging matters,” said David Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “Stuart will extend the reach of our Finance Practice to provide the highest level of counsel on sophisticated transactions in London and Europe.”

Mr. Brinkworth also has experience across all elements of the debt capital structure. In addition, he has been at the forefront of the development of unitranche as a funding source in the European leveraged finance market. His sector experience includes healthcare, media, sports, real estate, financial services, business services, retail and leisure.

Previously, Mr. Brinkworth was a partner at Hogan Lovells. He graduated from Lancaster University with honors in 1997, and he graduated with a commendation from The College of Law in 1998. Mr. Brinkworth is admitted to practice in England, Walesand New York.

Mr. Brinkworth is recognized for his involvement in highly leveraged deals and complex financings. Chambers UK 2015 described him as “extremely well networked and experienced.” He was also recommended for acquisition & leveraged finance by the Legal 500.

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