Bloomberg Law
Oct. 25, 2019, 9:55 PM

Freshfields Hires Cleary’s Klingsberg in Push for U.S. M&A

Ed Hammond
Ed Hammond
Bloomberg News

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has hired M&A lawyer Ethan Klingsberg to lead its push to join the top tier of U.S. dealmaking advisers.

Klingsberg and three members of his team at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP are joining Freshfields in New York, the firm said Friday in a statement.

At Cleary where he was a partner, Klingsberg’s work included advising insurer XL Group Ltd. in its $15.2 billion acquisition last year by Axa SA, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The previous year, he advised Staples Inc. on its $6.2 billion sale to Sycamore Partners LLC. ...

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