Bloomberg Law
Aug. 11, 2022, 11:30 AM

Freshfields Hires Ex-Goldman Banker in Leveraged Finance Push

Dinesh Nair
Dinesh Nair
Bloomberg News

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, the Magic Circle law firm, has hired a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker to boost its business advising private equity firms on debt financing transactions.

Carol Van der Vorst will join London-based Freshfields’ leveraged finance team as a partner, according to a statement Thursday. She was most recently at rival law firm Ropes & Gray LLP.

Freshfields is among law firms keen to win more business from financial sponsors, which are sitting on record levels of unspent investor capital. Van der Vorst will work closely with private equity clients to help them fund ...