Firm Welcomes Finance Partner Barry Newman

London, January 4, 2022, Proskauer, a leading international law firm, today welcomed Barry Newman who joins the firm's Finance practice as a partner based in London.

"Barry is an excellent lawyer, with a wealth of experience both domestically and internationally, working across many complex mandates. We are excited to welcome him to Proskauer," said Steven Davis, co-head of our global M&A practice and co-head of the London office. "His arrival grows our borrower-side expertise in London and his knowledge will enhance our already compelling M&A offering, lending support on deals with a financing component."

Barry has a broad practice and client base, focusing on domestic and cross-border leveraged finance and infrastructure investments. He has extensive experience advising private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and infrastructure investors on the financing of leveraged acquisitions, infrastructure investments and general corporate facilities.

"I am delighted to welcome Barry to Proskauer. Not only is this another hire that continues our upward trajectory here in London but Barry's expertise will be invaluable to our clients. Increasingly our clients expect their preferred counsel to have on-hand finance attorneys with experience representing borrowers and PE shops. The addition of Barry to the team meets this need perfectly." said Mary Kuusisto, co-head of the London office. 

"I am thrilled to join such a dynamic team of lawyers and industry leaders and to have the opportunity to continue to grow the strong practice that Proskauer has built," said Barry Newman. 

Barry received his B.A. from The University of Manchester. He joins Proskauer from Travers Smith where he was a partner.

Barry's hire is the latest of a long line of new joiners in Proskauer's London office. Rebecca Villarreal joined as a partner in the M&A practice in June 2021, Peter Olds joined as a partner in the Private Funds Group, based in London and Steven Baker who joined the Litigation department as a partner based in London, both in February 2021.

Proskauer's Finance Group focuses on a wide range of transactions across the debt markets. Our lawyers have remarkable breadth of expertise in acquisition finance, leveraged lending, fund finance, workouts and restructurings, investment grade and commercial lending, structured products and specialty financings.

With over 100 lawyers, Proskauer's London office provides a comprehensive platform including public and private M&A, corporate real estate, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures, restructurings, finance and fund formation, as well as specialties such as tax, regulation, employment and dispute resolution.

Our team advises leading asset managers such as PE firms, management teams, credit funds, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and family offices, in addition to companies across a wide range of sectors and industries, including private equity, sports, media, financial services and hospitality and leisure.