Allen & Overy poaches Kirkland & Ellis US partner

Romain Dambre joins the corporate practice in New York

Allen & Overy poaches Kirkland & Ellis US partner

Allen & Overy has welcomed Romain Dambre as a partner in the US corporate practice. He joins A&O’s New York office from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner in the mergers & acquisitions and private equity practice.

With over a decade of experience, Romain advises clients on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity transactions and corporate counseling matters, including corporate governance, shareholder activism and general corporate and securities law matters.

“Romain’s experience representing public and private companies and private equity sponsors on their domestic and cross-border transactions, coupled with his energy, tenacity and track record for getting deals done efficiently will bring exceptional value to our clients,” said Tim House, US senior partner at A&O.

Romain joins A&O as part of the firm’s continued expansion across all of its practice groups in the US market. He is the 44th US lateral partner hire in the last three years.

 “I am thrilled to join A&O’s highly-regarded global Corporate team and extensive global network, and I’m looking forward to leveraging my expertise and client relationships to propel further the firm’s growth in the US, while collaborating with my partners across our offices globally to provide the highest level of service to our clients,” said Dambre.

Bill Schwitter, chair of the A&O US corporate practice added: “Adding Romain to our corporate group builds on the momentum we’ve established in expanding our U.S. M&A and private equity practice and fuels our extraordinary US growth. Romain’s breadth of transactional experience across multiple industries bolsters our ability to offer sophisticated, synergistic advice to clients across sectors and geographies.” 



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