UK: Orrick Continues London Office Growth With Expansion of its International Structured Finance Capability
Last Updated: 22 November 2002

International law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has announced the appointment of Bodo Schaar, who will join as a partner in the London office. Schaar joins from the Frankfurt office of Allen & Overy where he was a partner. He was previously at Clifford Chance in London.

The appointment is part of Orrick’s strategy to grow its core practice areas in both the UK and Europe and follows the announcement last month of the opening of its office in Paris.

Bodo Schaar focuses on securitisations, credit derivatives, and international capital markets transactions and he represents leading investment banks active in the German and European market.

Schaar’s appointment follows the recent announcements that Adrian Harris had joined Orrick’s London office to build a European corporate restructuring practice, and that Carl Liederman and Yomi Akinjide had joined to develop the corporate and M&A team. In early November, Jim Waddington joined to strengthen the London based international structured and corporate finance capability, as part of Orrick’s continuing strategy to develop a significant English law component in its core practice areas.

Commenting on the move Michael Bacon, Orrick’s Partner-in-Charge of International Offices said: "Bodo’s appointment reinforces our strategy to develop London and our continental European capability in tandem through our core practice areas. His cross- border skills complement our structured finance team in London and create a bridge to the key German market. "

Bodo added: " Orrick’s global structured finance practice has a market leading reputation in the US, Europe and Asia and provides a superb platform for international clients. Many of the key European and international financial institutions manage their structured transactions in London and so the opportunity to work with Orrick here places me nearer to my clients and their business operations. "

Bodo Schaar

Bodo Schaar earned his law degree at Bonn University in 1984. He trained at Kammergericht in Berlin and studied Japanese in Tokyo. He qualified in Germany as a Rechtsanwalt in 1990 and as an English Solicitor in 1996.

Bodo was an associate with Anderson, Mori & Rabinowitz in Tokyo for a year before joining Gleiss, Lutz, Hootz, Hirsch & Partners and Clifford Chance in Frankfurt. He then moved to England and joined Clifford Chance in London, moving to Frankfurt to join Allen & Overy where he became a partner in 2000,

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick is one of the world’s leading international finance and corporate law firms with more than 600 lawyers in offices in New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, Seattle, London, Paris, Tokyo and Singapore.

The firm opened its London office in 1998 driven by its importance as a critical business and financial centre for clients. Orrick has built its team in London with talented lawyers qualified in the UK, US and Europe, who work in international cross-border teams with Orrick lawyers in across the US and Far East.

The firm’s world wide strategic practices are:

  • Global Energy, Communications & Infrastructure
  • Project & Structured Finance
  • Corporate
  • Commercial Litigation

For additional information please access www.orrick.com.

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