Allen & Overy adds leveraged finance partner

International law firm Allen & Overy has announced the appointment of Jonathan Nabarro as a partner in its Paris banking and leveraged finance practice.

Allen & Overy, the international law firm, has appointed Jonathan Nabarro as partner within the banking and finance department of its Paris office.

42-year-old Nabarro joins from international law firm Ashurst, where he advised European banks, mezzanine lenders and private equity houses on the financing of leveraged buyouts and strategic corporate acquisitions and restructurings, including the Kohlberg Kravis Roberts-led €3.7 billion ($4.4 billion) acquisition of French electronics manufacturer Legrand.

At Allen & Overy, Nabarro will focus on leveraged finance to develop and strengthen the Paris office’s existing acquisition finance and private equity practice. Currently, the Paris private equity team focuses less on fund formation/structuring and concentrates on providing transaction-led advice.

The Paris office currently has two English leveraged finance partners and five assistants. The private equity team consists of three partners and seven assistants.

In a statement, Paris-based partner Rod Cork said: “Recognised as a leveraged finance market leader in France, Jonathan will give us additional strength and expertise in our European leveraged finance practice and to the Paris banking practice”.

Allen & Overy has over 450 partners, based in 25 major centres worldwide.