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Vedder Thinking | News Vedder Price Adds Private Equity Partner Andrew B. Harris to Firm's London Office

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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Andrew B. Harris has joined Vedder Price as a Partner in the Finance & Transactions group in London and has been appointed as the European Head of Private Equity and Corporate.

Mr. Harris focuses on private equity and private M&A transactions. He has considerable experience in share and asset purchases, disposals/exits, MBOs, MBIs, buy and builds, joint ventures and restructurings, and acts for private equity firms, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals, as well as portfolio companies and management teams.

“Andrew extends Vedder Price’s ability to deliver excellent, commercially focused advice and support for our valued clients in Europe,” said Michael A. Nemeroff, President and CEO of Vedder Price. “His transactional and private equity practice slots in well with the strategic focus for the firm and aligns with our strategic vision to grow our practice and relationships in London.”

“Vedder provides a natural platform to not only give greater support and expertise to my private equity, corporate and individual clients, but also to work directly with our Global Finance, Leverage Finance and Employment teams here in the UK as well,” said Mr. Harris. “I’m thrilled to play a role in strengthening our Private Equity practice and look forward to collaborating with our clients and my new partners and colleagues.”

“This was the right time for the firm to expand on our transactional capabilities out of the London office based on market demand and the success of our attorneys there,” said Douglas M. Hambleton, Vedder Price Operating Shareholder. “Andrew possesses first class credentials and a real enthusiasm. He is a recognized leader in his field and will enhance our UK based corporate group.”

Mr. Harris joins Vedder Price from Arnold & Porter. He had previously served as London Managing Partner and Head of the London Private Equity and Corporate practice at Kaye Scholer LLP before its merger with Arnold & Porter. He earned his master’s degree in law from Queens’ College, Cambridge where he was awarded a scholarship for outstanding achievement and won the Clive Parry Prize for International Law. He is qualified in England and Wales.


Andrew B. Harris