Katten Muchin Rosenman Establishes London Presence to Service Expanding Roster of Domestic and International Financial Services Clients
June 13, 2005
LONDON, NEW YORK AND CHICAGO – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP today announced the continued expansion of its Financial Services Group by establishing a London presence specializing in hedge fund, money manager and financial institution representation. This will enable the Firm to more effectively address the evolving requirements of its U.S.-based and international financial services clients.
The new office affiliation will be launched in conjunction with Martin Cornish, former principal of London-based M.W. Cornish, Solicitors, and will be known as Katten Muchin Rosenman Cornish LLP. Mr. Cornish will head the office and will be supported by a team of London-based solicitors and attorneys, including a number who are qualified to practice in both the U.K. and the United States. These lawyers have extensive experience in the full range of challenges presented by international financial services work. The clients that will be served by the new office affiliation will include hundreds of hedge funds and financial intermediaries and exchanges, coming from the existing practices of Cornish’s London office and the New York and Chicago offices of Katten Muchin Rosenman.
"The proliferation of instant electronic trading across continents and the dramatic international expansion of hedge funds and brokerage firms, required our firm to establish a significant presence in the London market," said Arthur Hahn, partner and national chair of the Katten Muchin Rosenman Financial Services Group.
The London-based Cornish was a pioneer in the international hedge fund area, and has represented securities, commodities, derivatives and foreign exchange broker-dealers, banks, and investment banks for more than 20 years. He noted, "The affiliation with Katten Muchin Rosenman provides the top-tier counsel and the scale and resources necessary to support the demands of our clients and in particular, their need for seamless transatlantic advice."
Katten Muchin Rosenman’s Financial Services Group represents a large number of the world’s premier hedge funds and money managers, major investment and commercial banks, leading firms and insurance companies, and several international exchanges. The Firm’s more than 60 financial services attorneys regularly address the latest innovations in financial products and business strategy and the latest changes in the regulatory environment. This depth of experience with both institutional users of the markets and financial intermediaries allows the Firm’s financial services attorneys to provide creative ideas while being responsive to the practical and economic needs of its clients.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (www.kattenlaw.com) is a national, full-service law firm with offices in the nation's largest centers of business, government, finance and technology. The Firm’s 600 attorneys in more than 50 practice areas provide timely and cost-effective counsel to clients in numerous industries. They serve as business advisors and advocates for a wide range of public and private companies - from entrepreneurial, emerging-growth, and middle market firms to global Fortune 100 corporations - as well as government entities, non-profits, and charitable and cultural organizations.