Morgan Lewis hires Tim Corbett in London

Morgan Lewis has hired Tim Corbett as a partner in its business and finance practice in London. Corbett, who was previously in the corporate practice group of another large international law firm in London, focuses on public and private equity and debt offerings, M&A and venture capital financings. He works with companies in the life sciences, technology and media sectors, including in biotechnology, Internet, e-commerce and digital media, as well as semiconductor design and manufacturing.

Press Release

Morgan Lewis today announced that Tim Corbett, a New York-qualified lawyer focusing on cross-border corporate transactions, has joined the firm as a partner in its Business and Finance Practice in London. Mr. Corbett is the fourth lateral hire into Morgan Lewis’s London corporate team this year, further strengthening the firm’s international transactional platform.
Mr. Corbett, who was formerly in the corporate practice group of another large international law firm in London, provides advice on public and private equity and debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital financings, as well as general corporate governance and public company disclosure and compliance matters. He works primarily with companies in the life sciences, technology and media sectors, including those involved in biotechnology, internet, e-commerce and digital media, television broadcasting, and semiconductor design and manufacture.

“Tim is the latest in a string of outstanding additions we have made to our corporate transactional team in London and we are thrilled to welcome him to the firm. The key hires we have made to strengthen our business and finance practice underscore our continuing commitment to serving clients globally,” said Firm Chair Jami Wintz McKeon.

“Tim’s arrival at Morgan Lewis broadens our capacity to serve clients in strategic transactions, cross-border public offerings, and venture capital investments,” said Charles Engros, the leader of Morgan Lewis’s Business and Finance Practice. “He will complement our existing capabilities in London and around the world, particularly given his experience advising companies in the technology and life sciences industries.”

“Tim adds critical mass to our business transactional practice in the United Kingdom and across our European office network,” said London Managing Partner Peter Sharp. “He will also help us further expand our services to non-European clients, including those based in the United States.”

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.

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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 26 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. For more information about Morgan Lewis or its practices, please visit us online at www.morganlewis.com.