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(LONDON) March 13, 2019 – Locke Lord’s David Grant, a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Regional Practice Group Leader for Europe and Asia/Pacific Rim, has been appointed Managing Partner of the Firm’s London office.
“David joined Locke Lord when we opened our London office in 2012, and he has been an important part of not only that office but of our Firm-wide Insolvency Practice and our Firm-wide collaboration efforts,” said Locke Lord Chair David Taylor. “David has been an excellent representative as a newly appointed member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, and we are confident he will do the same on behalf of our growing London office.”
Grant, who heads the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency Practice Group in London, focuses his practice on insolvency and restructuring, with an emphasis on contentious insolvency and recovery actions. He also has extensive experience with fraud and forensic investigations by UK and overseas regulators and law enforcement agencies. He advises and represents insolvency practitioners, banks, company directors, asset-based lenders, trade financiers, distressed debt investors and private equity concerns. He most recently is representing creditors in the restructuring/rescue plans of major UK retailers as well as representing and advising the former management in relation to claims arising out of the collapse of Afren plc. Grant is dual-qualified and has practised in both England and New South Wales, Australia.
“I’ve had the privilege of being with Locke Lord from its start in the UK, witnessing firsthand the strategic growth of the London office and understanding very well the goals and objectives for our Firm and for this office,” said Grant. “I’m looking forward to building upon the great momentum that we’ve established here.”
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2019 recently recommended Grant for individual achievement within his practice in the dispute resolution – commercial litigation category. He has also been commended by Chambers UK for being commercial, a great negotiator and a welcome sight on a case. Grant is a member of INSOL Europe and INSOL International, among other insolvency organizations.
About Locke Lord / London
Locke Lord’s London office advises major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and overseas-based investors in the areas of asset finance, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate M&A, dispute resolution, employment, energy, financial services, general commercial, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, real estate, and restructuring and insolvency. As an integral part of Locke Lord's global presence, Locke Lord's London office serves clients in the UK and United States and throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.