Alexander Keepin appointment boosts BLP’s Corporate Finance and Energy teams

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) announced today (15 April 2011) that Alexander Keepin is to join BLP as a partner in their corporate finance team.

Alexander has over 10 years’ experience as a corporate finance lawyer, during which time he has been a senior member of the corporate finance team at Charles Russell since being promoted to the partnership in 2005. 

His principal area of focus is in advising companies, and top investment banks and brokers, on a range of equity capital markets and M&A transactions. His practice is international and includes significant experience in advising on transactions involving international minerals companies, particularly in emerging markets.

Alexander’s hire will add considerable expertise to BLP’s corporate finance public markets and energy and natural resources teams in London. The recent appointment of BLP Singapore managing partner Alistair Duffield, whose team has extensive international mining experience, will also complement Alexander’s skill sets and increase BLP’s multi-disciplinary energy and natural resources sector offering.

This announcement follows a series of recent partner hires including: asset finance specialist Keith Wilson; private client expert Rupert Ticehurst; Daren Allen, former head of Financial Services at DLA Piper; Funds and Financial Services specialist Jacob Ghanty; Lisa Mayhew and Marian Bloodworth, who recently joined the firm’s Employment team; and Matthew Kellett and Lucy Oddy, who joined the growing Finance department, which Matthew now leads.

Commenting on Alexander’s appointment, head of corporate finance, David Collins said: “We are delighted to have secured the services of such an outstanding individual. Alexander’s appointment underlines our determination to continue to enhance our position in both the equity capital markets and natural resources, a sector which represents a very significant slice of the quoted corporate market, both domestically and internationally.  His international experience is an added benefit as the proportion of the firm’s cross border work continues to grow.”

Alexander Keepin said: “I have admired BLP’s progress as it has continued to maintain its  market leading position in mid market corporate finance transactions and has steadily increased its exposure to high end transactional work. I am pleased to be joining them at this exciting stage in their development and the ability to work with leading individuals across a number of different teams and geographies is an added draw.”

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