Klingsberg and three members of his team at
At Cleary where he was a partner, Klingsberg’s work included advising insurer
Klingsberg has also
Freshfields ranks 14th this year among law firms handling M&A transactions, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Its 114 deals totaled more than $205 billion, while Cleary Gottlieb ranked seventh with 67 transactions amounting to $281 billion, the data show.
Klingsberg, who earned is law degree at Yale Law School, started at Cleary in 1994.
“Ethan is the kind of senior M&A lawyer you want in the boardroom when the tough decisions are being made,” said
Making the move with Klingsberg are: M&A litigator
“We are excited to be joining Freshfields’ blue chip platform,” Klingsberg said in the statement. “The service that we and our new colleagues at Freshfields will bring to clients promises to be awesome.”
The U.S. is at the heart of the London-based firm’s business, said Freshfields Global Senior Partner
The hiring comes as M&A transactions have
“The thing with truly strategic moves is that the precise timing doesn’t matter,” Braham said in an interview. “We have been striving to make this step for 20 years.”
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