Gareth Kendall Joins Chadbourne & Parke's London Office as Partner in the Corporate Practice

Gareth Kendall Joins Chadbourne & Parke's London Office as Partner in the Corporate Practice

NEW YORK – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke has announced that Gareth Kendall has joined the Firm as a partner in the London office of Chadbourne & Parke, its affiliated multinational partnership. Mr. Kendall, 42, brings to the position two decades of experience in corporate law, with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry.
 
"Gareth has a deep understanding of legal and business issues in pharmaceuticals, including many cross-border matters," said Charles K. O'Neill, Chadbourne's Managing Partner. "His work with clients on joint ventures in India and China bolsters Chadbourne's ability to serve companies entering those dynamic markets."
 
Prior to joining Chadbourne, Mr. Kendall was a partner with Christopher B. Mitchell, solicitors, in London. He primarily served clients on pharmaceutical licensing and sub-licensing, contracts, transfer pricing and value-added tax mitigation, royalty waivers, rebates, tax matters and joint ventures. In addition, Mr. Kendall was involved in media and commercial real estate transactions.
 
Mr. Kendall holds a LL.B. from Anglia Ruskin University and passed the solicitor's finals at the College of Law, Chancery Lane, London.
 
"Gareth is an outstanding addition to Chadbourne's London operation, which is growing substantially," said Claude Serfilippi, London Managing Partner. "We have worked with him during previous transactions, and we are glad to welcome him to the team."
 
Mr. Kendall is joining Chadbourne as the Firm is expanding its London offices, adding over 1,000 square meters (10,800 square feet) to its Regis House location on King William Street. The expansion will enable Chadbourne to grow its practice at its current office, providing space for additional attorneys and support staff. Earlier this year, three partners from the London firm of Berwin Leighton Paisner -- Jon Nash, Sohail Barkatali and Agnieszka Klich -- joined the project finance practice as a team, with a focus on Middle East and Africa transactions. In the last quarter of 2007, the office's English law team played a key role in four M&A deals in six weeks, involving transactions in Russia and Ukraine.
 
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Houston, London (a multinational partnership), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw (a Polish partnership), Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit http://www.chadbourne.com/.