Michael Crosby has joined Proskauer Rose as a London-based partner in the firm’s corporate practice, with a focus on acquisition financings, debt restructurings, recapitalizations and leveraged buyouts. He previously was with Addleshaw Goddard LLP.
Proskauer Rose LLP, a global law firm with approximately 800 lawyers worldwide, announced that Michael Crosby will join the firm’s London office as a partner. An experienced finance lawyer, Mr. Crosby is the latest addition to the firm’s growing international platform and its leading Corporate Finance Group.
Mr. Crosby advises a range of lenders and borrowers on all aspects of acquisition financings, debt restructurings, recapitalisations and leveraged buyouts. He has particular expertise working with mezzanine and other specialist junior capital lenders on domestic and international corporate finance transactions.
“The changing dynamics of the international capital markets have created even greater opportunities for specialist hedge funds and other junior capital and mezzanine lenders. Michael’s background and practice will allow us to fully expand our finance platform into the U.K. and capitalise on these opportunities on behalf of our clients,” said Matthew Hudson, head of Proskauer’s London office. “His practice, international experience, and entrepreneurial drive make him a uniquely qualified member of our expanding team.”
Mr. Crosby joins the firm from Addleshaw Goddard LLP’s London office, where he was a partner in the Finance and Projects Division. He received his law degree from the College of Law in London and an honours degree in Economics from the University of Durham (University College).
The addition of Mr. Crosby to Proskauer follows the firm’s recent announcement of the opening of an office in Hong Kong and the planned opening of an office in Beijing. Former Heller Ehrman partners Ying Li, who led the firm’s China Business Practice, and Joseph Cha, who led its Beijing office and its Asian Private Equity and Fund Formation Practice, are heading the firm’s entry into the Chinese market with Yuval Tal, a New York corporate partner who is an integral part of Proskauer’s internationally recognised Lodging & Gaming Practice.
About Proskauer Rose
Proskauer Rose, founded in 1875, is an international law firm providing a wide variety of legal services to clients worldwide from offices in Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Newark, Paris, São Paulo, and Washington, D.C. The firm has wide experience in all practice areas important to businesses and individuals including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general commercial litigation, corporate governance matters, conducting internal corporate investigations, white collar criminal defense, private equity and fund formation, patent and intellectual property litigation and prosecution, labor and employment law, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganisations, trusts and estates, and taxation. Its clients span industries including chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, information technology, insurance, internet, lodging and gaming, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation. The firm can be found online at http://www.proskauer.com