Press Release

Morgan Lewis Adds Finance Partner in London to Advise Lenders

Monday, May 21, 2018

LONDON, May 21, 2018: Morgan Lewis today welcomes finance partner Paul Denham, who advises clients on a wide range of leveraged finance and banking matters. Mr. Denham, who arrives from another global law firm, will be resident in Morgan Lewis’s London office.

The arrival of Mr. Denham follows other recent growth of the firm’s finance capability in London. In January, finance lawyer Georgia M. Quenby joined Morgan Lewis as a partner alongside finance of counsel Victoria Thompson and two associates.

Mr. Denham advises banks, credit funds, borrowers, and sponsors on a wide range of financing and restructuring transactions, with a particular focus on leveraged and acquisition financings. He was formerly a Morgan Lewis associate. “I am pleased to welcome Paul back to our firm in London,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “Paul’s arrival demonstrates our commitment to the global financial center of London and provides further support for clients seeking access to markets in Europe and elsewhere.”

Mr. Denham has worked extensively in structuring and negotiating UK domestic and cross-border finance transactions involving companies and institutions in Europe, Asia, and North America across a variety of industry groups and in emerging markets.

“Paul’s wide-ranging experience includes working on behalf of such clients as credit funds, equity sponsors, and alternative lenders,” said Jonathan K. Bernstein, leader of Morgan Lewis’s finance practice. “This, combined with his familiarity with our emerging markets and UK mezzanine and leveraged finance practices, ideally complements our successful global finance team.”

The expansion of the London finance team follows other recent additions in the areas of global investigations and disputes and employment.

“Paul is another terrific addition to our firm,” said Frances Murphy, managing partner of Morgan Lewis’s London office. “His presence with us in London again underscores our ongoing strategy to enhance our office’s services for clients, wherever in the world they are based.”