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Paul is a Partner in the M&A & Private Equity group in London. He focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions, particularly in the energy, infrastructure and technology sectors.
He has represented financial sponsors, multinational corporations and financial institutions on a broad range of cross-border transactions, including The Riverside Company, Solar 21, Macquarie Capital, First State Investments, Vortex, Diverxia Infraestructuras, Yushan Energy, Vattenfall, PGGM, Ørsted Energy, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, The Ingenious Group, BTG Pactual, Apax Partners Worldwide, Doughty Hanson, Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, Fortress Investment Group, Colony Capital, Accelero Capital Holdings, Barclays Private Equity, One Equity Partners, RREEF Alternative Investments, Warburg Pincus and TPG Capital.
He has practised English corporate law in London, Madrid, Frankfurt and Paris and advised on transactions throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in the UK and Spain, and also in Latin America, India, Russia, the Middle East and Asia. Fluent in Spanish and with strong transactional experience in Spain, he plays a significant role in developing our Spanish and Latin American practices.
Marie-Elise is an Energy & Infrastructure lawyer based in Orrick's Paris Office.
Prior to joining Orrick as a trainee and then as an associate, Marie-Elise was an intern at Clifford Chance, Jeantet and De Pardieu Brocas Maffei.
In particular, Marie-Elise has particularly advised a French large French company regarding on the acquisition of several airports and management contracts infrastructures as part of a multi -jurisdictional deal.
She also acts for setting up advises on concessions agreements as well as and some on corporate transactions.
Janice Dow advises startups and high-growth technology companies as they move from formation, to financing, to exit.
Janice is a Corporate Associate in the Technology Companies Group. Her practice focuses on general corporate counseling, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and data privacy. Janice is an Information Privacy Professional with the CIPP/US certification. Before joining Orrick, Janice worked in the field of market research.
Rebecca Downes is a senior associate in the London office and is a member of the Energy & Infrastructure Practice with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, gas and LNG sales arrangements and project development activities within the oil and gas industry.
Rebecca has significant experience of acting for a broad range of clients including IOCs, financial institutions and project companies on a variety of domestic and international upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions. Recently, she has been advising clients with interests in Africa, South America, Central Asia and the UKCS.
Francesca Drake is an associate in the Corporate group and has advised on a range of cross border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, acquisition financings, fundraisings and equity capital market transactions.
Francesca has acted for international and domestic private investors and listed funds in the renewable energy sector, as well as clients in the technology and financial services sectors.
Kyle W. Drefke is a member of the Firm's Board of Directors and the Office Leader in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on advising energy industry participants in a wide range of financing, project development, and corporate transactions.
Financings. Kyle has represented clients in domestic and international financings, including syndicated credit facilities, private placements, and registered securities offerings. Representative matters include representation of:
Power Purchase Arrangements. Kyle has extensive experience in the development and structuring of long-term power purchase agreements with respect to thermal (nuclear, coal and natural gas) and renewable generation facilities, including:
M&A and Corporate. Kyle has represented clients in mergers and acquisitions, auctions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and other general corporate matters, including representation of:
Project Development and Ownership. Kyle has represented clients in various matters relating to the development, construction, ownership and operation of electric generation facilities in the United States, South America and Europe, including representation of:
DOE Funding. Kyle has represented clients obtaining substantial financing from the U.S. Department of Energy, including:
Agnès Druot is a Real Estate lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Agnès advises French and international clients on real estate investment, property and development transactions.
Prior to joining Orrick Agnès was a legal intern at Olswang LLP in Paris, BRP Renaud & Partner in Stuttgart (Germany) and in the legal department of Korian SA in Paris and in Munich (Germany).
Morton is a first chair trial lawyer who excels at developing innovative defenses and themes that influence other defense lawyers. Morton is a leader of the Orrick team serving as national asbestos counsel to Union Carbide Corporation, responsible for developing and coordinating the company’s national scientific and medical defense. He has tried and won complex cases throughout the United States for Union Carbide and The Dow Chemical Company, often in difficult jurisdictions with significant financial or reputational harm at stake.
For Johnson & Johnson, Morton was lead counsel and won a defense verdict in the nation's first trial involving claims that asbestos in the company's talcum powder caused mesothelioma. The win was named one of the Top Defense Verdicts of 2017 by the Daily Journal.
In addition to his product liability work, Morton is experienced as a first chair trial lawyer in accountants' liability and securities matters, and has represented PricewaterhouseCoopers in actions alleging securities fraud and audit malpractice in connection with a hedge fund collapse.
Chambers USA recognizes Morton for being "an experienced mass torts litigator with a particular strength in asbestos related matters." Clients interviewed by Chambers described him as the "smartest man in the room," "one of the top trial lawyers for our company," and "one of the best defense trial lawyers in the country in terms of mass torts." He also was named a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2018, selected by top legal decision makers at leading companies.
Aoife Duffy is an associate in the General Litigation group of Orrick's San Francisco office.
Her practice focuses on the representation of major financial institutions, corporations, and individuals in securities and complex commercial actions, regulatory investigations, and internal investigations. Aoife has also successfully represented a Bay Area biotech company in one of the first Defend Trade Secrets Act cases in the Northern District of California.
Aoife is dedicated to providing pro bono services, including through the International Refugee Assistance Project. While a law student, Aoife served as Managing Editor of the Journal of International Law & Politics at New York University School of Law.
Deena Dulgerian is an Associate in Orrick’s Los Angeles office and is a member of the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution group.
She works on matters with diverse clients from start-ups to the NCAA and assists her group in representing property owners in connection with various disputes. Deena is also active in pro bono matters, most recently working with non-profits in her former community of Las Vegas on immigration and constitutional issues.
Prior to joining Orrick, Deena clerked for the Honorable Nancy J. Koppe in the United States District Court, District of Nevada, and while in law school she was the Co-Founder and President of the Armenian Law Students Association. She was a member of Georgetown’s Barrister’s Council’s Alternate Dispute Resolution division, a student attorney with Georgetown's Juvenile Justice Clinic, the Executive Editor for the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, and wrote for the Georgetown Law Technology Review.
Nathan Dullum is Of Counsel in the San Francisco office and a member of the Litigation Group. Nathan has worked on a variety of litigation matters, including product liability, mass tort, securities, and general commercial litigation.
Nathan has practiced before state and federal courts and has arbitrated matters before The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the International Center for Dispute Resolution. He currently focuses his practice on product liability and general commercial litigation.
In addition to litigating, Nathan also has extensive experience advising U.S. and foreign companies regarding product safety and product liability prevention. This includes advising companies on their warnings and disclosures, developing internal compliance policies and protocols, and helping clients address customer complaints to avoid potential litigation.
Nathan joined Orrick as a summer associate in 2001. In 2007, he took a brief leave of absence to work as a prosecutor in the San Francisco County District Attorney’s Office where he tried several cases to verdict.