Jonathan Bloom Joins Ropes & Gray

Jonathan Bloom has joined Ropes & Gray LLP as a London-based partner in the law firm’s debt financing practice. He previously was a partner in the high yield practice of White & Case.

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Ropes & Gray LLP today announced that Jonathan Bloom has joined the firm as a partner in its Debt Financing practice group.  Bloom is the first addition to Ropes & Gray’s London-based team as the firm builds critical mass in its private equity and debt capability there.  The team is headed by leading finance lawyers Maurice Allen and Michael Goetz, who will spearhead the opening of the firm’s London office in January 2010.  Senior U.S. partners David Chapin and Newcomb Stillwell will be working closely with their new colleagues to launch and grow the London office, demonstrating Ropes & Gray’s commitment to establishing a world-class service center in this important market.

Commenting on the announcement, Maurice Allen said, “We are thrilled that Jonathan is joining our team.  He brings with him extensive experience in the U.S. securities laws and in structuring and negotiating cross-border Rule 144A and Regulation S high-yield debt offerings and restructurings.  He will help to serve our clients in both the U.K. and Europe, and establish our presence as a private equity leader in the marketplace.”

Bloom joins Ropes & Gray from White & Case where he was a partner in the High Yield practice.

“My focus on representing private equity houses, hedge funds and investments banks in a variety of financing transactions has led me to seek a platform that will provide my clients with the breadth and depth of resources they require,” said Bloom.  “With the combination of Ropes & Gray’s preeminent private equity and funds capabilities and the expertise Maurice and Mike have in the London finance market, I’m excited about our ability to deliver for our clients.”

The opening of Ropes & Gray’s London office marks the firm’s fourth move into key geographic markets in the past two years, following openings in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Chicago.  Ropes & Gray’s worldwide footprint allows it  to serve clients from bases in major world PE centers and to provide global execution of transactions
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