International law firm Dorsey & Whitney has appointed Helena Nathanson and Paul Regan as partners in the firm’s Finance & Restructuring Group in London.
Nathanson and Regan are experienced advisers to corporate trustee houses. Their expertise includes the full range of capital markets and finance transactions, including high yield bonds, exchange traded products, asset backed commercial paper programmes and securitisations. In addition to new financings, the pair also advise on all post-issuance matters ranging from exercises of discretion to defaults and schemes of arrangement. Nathanson has been active in the City for over 15 years and is well known to major corporate trustee houses on both sides of the Atlantic. Regan has focused on corporate trust for his entire career, having spent a number of years in the corporate trust teams of Clifford Chance and Hogan Lovells.
Nathanson and Regan join Dorsey from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where Nathanson was a partner and created and became the head of the European Corporate Trust Group. Nathanson is recognised in Chambers UK as a specialist in Capital Markets and recommended in the 2018 Legal 500.
“Both Helena Nathanson and Paul Regan are pre-eminent corporate trust lawyers with exceptional experience and expertise that will add to Dorsey’s strong, multi-office, corporate trust practice and provide a valuable addition to our Firm-wide industry focus on banking and financial institutions,” says Bill Stoeri, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “We are delighted to add Helena and Paul to our London team.”
“I am excited to be joining Dorsey in London and becoming part of Dorsey’s tremendous Firm-wide team of banking and finance lawyers,” says Nathanson. “Dorsey offers a fantastic international platform for us to take our work with our clients who operate in the leading financial institutions to the next level. It is our clients who will benefit not only from the existing banking expertise in London but also from that which Dorsey’s US offices bring to the table. Having such depth of expertise, including that of Ellen Bickal and Adam Jachimowski in New York, is truly rare and proved irresistible to us both.”
“It is exciting to be joining a team which has such a strong history in the corporate trust space and to bring our combined experience together to assist our clients with the challenges they face,” adds Regan.