Morgan Lewis adds London corporate lawyer to team

Morgan Lewis has recruited David Ramm as a partner in its London business and finance practice. Ramm will focuses on private equity, venture capital and general mergers and acquisitions matters.

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Morgan Lewis today announced that David Ramm, a corporate lawyer with an extensive background in a wide variety of transactions involving technology and other industries, has joined the firm as a partner in its London Business and Finance Practice. David is the third lateral hire into Morgan Lewis’s London corporate team this year. The move further strengthens Morgan Lewis’s ability to serve clients in private equity and M&A transactions.

Dr. Ramm, who focuses on private equity, venture capital and general mergers and acquisitions matters covering a broad range of technology sectors—with an emphasis on credit card and payment solutions—previously headed the London corporate department of another international law firm. He also headed that firm’s London private equity and venture capital practices.

His international client base includes prominent financial institutions, private equity funds and technology related companies. Dr. Ramm also works extensively with businesses to commercialize their intellectual property assets.

“Bringing David on board gives us important additional strength to work with clients in strategic transactions, private equity matters and venture capital investment, while expanding our capacity to support other practices across the firm,” said Firm Chair Francis M. Milone.

“David’s presence will strongly complement our capabilities with respect not only to the technology industry but also healthcare and life sciences, among others,” said Charles Engros, the leader of Morgan Lewis’s Business and Finance Practice. “He is extremely well-regarded by the financial community, and he will further enhance our capacity to serve that sector.”

“With David, our firm gains additional critical mass in handling client matters controlled by English law—increasingly the governing law for international commercial transactions,” said London Managing Partner Peter Sharp. “He will help bolster our service to both existing and new transactional clients from the UK and elsewhere.”

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About Morgan Lewis’s Business and Finance Practice
Morgan Lewis’s nearly 400-lawyer Business and Finance Practice assists a diverse global clientele in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East with the full scope of strategic transactional matters, from mergers and acquisitions to fund formation and restructuring. Recent European work highlighting the group’s international reach includes SK Capital Partners’ acquisition of the textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsions businesses of Switzerland-based Clariant; Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.’s merger with Cornerstone Therapeutics; and Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank’s EUR 1.5 billion offering of Eurobonds. Morgan Lewis consistently ranks among the premier transactional law firms, including the Top 10 in M&A transactions by Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket, Bloomberg, and Buyouts (2013), and was ranked Number One most active law firm globally based on the number of private equity funds worked on for general and limited partners (Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst, 2013). Learn more about the firm’s Business and Finance Practice at http://www.morganlewis.com/business.

About Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers more than 1,600 legal professionals—including lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists—in 25 offices across the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, and labor and employment legal services to clients of all sizes—from globally established industry leaders to just-conceived start-ups.