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Ahmed Boulahcen is a Banking & Finance lawyer based at Orrick's Paris office.
Ahmed advises French and international banks, financial institutions as well as sponsors and borrowers in the context of French and international structured and project finance transactions.
He participates in the drafting of credit agreements, security documents and intervenes in matters related to restructurings.
Prior to joining Orrick, Ahmed worked as trainee lawyer in international law firms such as Orrick, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills and Eversheds Sutherland in Paris, Gide Loyrette Nouel in London and Allen & Overy in Casablanca.
Etienne Boursican, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group.
Etienne specialises in public M&A and capital markets. In that context, Etienne regularly advises investors or listed companies on tender offers, sale and purchase of equity stakes, private placements and public offerings including initial public offerings (IPOs). He also has significant expertise in private M&A transactions, acting indifferently on the buy-side or the sell-side.
Etienne also has particular experience in corporate governance matters. In this regard he advises issuers as well as minority shareholders in proxy fights, and represents issuers and individuals in stock market-related litigation.
Etienne’s clients include industrial groups active in a variety of sectors ranging from automotive or agribusiness to energy, real estate or retail. Some of his recent notable engagements include advising Peugeot’s historical shareholders FFP and Etablissements Peugeot Frères on the car manufacturer’s EUR 3 billion capital increase and partnership with China’s Dongfeng Motor Group, or advising Alstom’s board of directors in the company’s EUR 12.35 billion sale of its energy division to General Electric. Private M&A transactions include the sale by UK-based investment fund Patron Capital of a 20,000 square meter office building complex in the Paris suburbs hosting the headquarters of Edenred, or the acquisition by Spain-based fashion and fragrance business Puig of the control of Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion house (including the buy-out of Hermès).
Etienne is recommended as a leading lawyer for mergers & acquisitions by Legal 500 EMEA.
Prior to joining Orrick in November 2013, Etienne was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons from 2009. He began his career in 1998 at Jones Day before joining Willkie Farr & Gallagher in 1999 where he became counsel in 2006.
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Heather M. Boylan Clark is a member of the Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Orrick's
Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Ms. Boylan Clark's practice focuses on general commercial litigation, insurance recovery
and product liability.
Victoria focuses on advising project developers, sponsors, issuers, lenders and governmental authorities in a wide range of financing, project development and infrastructure transactions.
Victoria has represented clients in connection with the development, project financing, procurement, acquisition and sale of a wide-range of domestic energy and infrastructure projects, including project development, debt and equity financings for renewable and conventional energy projects; large infrastructure projects using public-private partnerships; and securities offerings.
Sara Branch, Of Counsel in the London office, is a member of the Real Estate group. Her practice focuses on commercial property work and landlord and tenant matters.
A large part of Sara's practice is acting for large RSL clients on their more complex acquisition and development projects involving development and construction agreements; tax structures to accommodate stamp duty savings; exit strategies; security issues; complex joint venture and profit sharing arrangements; as well as covering all fundamental planning and construction issues.
Sara's practice also covers commercial lettings and associated transactions at some of the UK's prime/major shopping centres and investment property acquisitions and disposals (residential, commercial and mixed use buildings).
Sara is recognised in Chambers for Social Housing. Clients describe her as "a very good negotiator who is on the ball and willing to fight your corner." Legal 500 UK 2015 describes Sara as "an excellent property lawyer."
Before joining the firm, Sara was an associate at Coudert Brothers' London office.
Aaron Brecher is a member of Orrick's White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation, and Compliance Group. He's passionate about helping individuals and companies through some of their most difficult and sensitive challenges: investigations that could lead to government enforcement actions and resulting litigation.
Aaron has defended investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Washington Attorney General's Office, and other state and federal agencies. He has also represented defendants in civil and criminal litigation brought by the government and by relators. And he has conducted internal investigations on matters ranging from data breaches to harassment to suspected environmental testing fraud.
Aaron maintains an active pro bono practice that has included:
To keep up with the latest white collar developments, Aaron co-founded and regularly contributes to Target Letter, a blog focused on white collar crime and other government enforcement issues. He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist through ACAMS.
Bradford Breen, senior counsel in the New York Corporate Group, regularly advises clients on technology transactions, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and other strategic partnership arrangements, with an emphasis on the intellectual property aspects of such transactions.
Brad also advises professional services and financial services entities and technology companies regarding U.S. and international trademark and branding matters. He also has considerable experience in business method, electronic, semiconductor and computer patent counseling.
Elizabeth E. Brenckman, a partner in the New York office, is a member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Group. Elizabeth is a trial lawyer with a focus on trademark, copyright, and media litigation. She has helped companies of all sizes develop comprehensive strategies to avoid litigation where possible, and succeed in litigation when necessary.
She has litigated several of the most complex and closely watched trademark and copyright cases of recent years. Elizabeth represented New Balance in the successful defense of trade dress claims brought by Nike/Converse in an ITC Investigation that IP Law360 named the Top Trademark Ruling of 2016. She also represented Aereo in the defense of copyright infringement claims brought by the major television U.S. television broadcasters—a case that was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court on an issue of first impression in 2015.
She was recently recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, which named Elizabeth a 2018 Rising Star.
Devin represents issuer, underwriter and private sponsor clients in some of the most complex and innovative transactions in the municipal market.
Such transactions have involved both long- and short-term, fixed and variable rate obligations, public-private partnerships (P3s), commercial paper, swaps, credit and liquidity enhancement, and revenue bonds for natural gas and electrical capacity, as well as a number of sizable special purpose financings. Devin's practice includes representing clients in water, wastewater, transportation, public power, pollution control and other infrastructure financings. Devin has also represented multiple clients in connection with chapter 9 bankruptcies, restructurings and other workouts.
Devin currently sits on the Strategy Council and Audit Committee for OneJustice, an organization dedicated to transforming the delivery of legal services to Californians in need. Devin has also served on the Hiring and Summer Program Committees in Orrick's San Francisco office, and helps organize the office's summer associate pro bono projects and the firm's annual summer surf trip to Capitola Beach.
Christoph has broad and longstanding experience and focus on private equity transactions (leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs as well as minority participations and expansion or growth financings) and M&A transactions, often with cross-border aspects. He regularly acts for private equity sponsors, corporate and strategic buyers, owners and management teams.
Christoph graduated from the University of Munich where he also earned his Ph.D. (Dr. jur.) in 2000. Furthermore, he earned a law degree (maîtrise en droit) from Paris University (Paris II, Panthéon-Assas). In 2002/2003 Christoph worked as foreign attorney in London.
Prior to joining Orrick in Munich, Christoph was partner at another international law firm renowned for its international private equity practice.
Christoph is Managing Partner of the German Orrick offices together with Oliver Duys.
As an IP attorney, Evan helps technology companies solve problems without clear solutions—problems that demand close examination and imaginative strategy.
Drawing on his education background in aeronautical engineering, computer science, economics, and international relations, Evan can translate the complex and constantly-evolving business realities of today’s technology companies into cohesive and powerful legal arguments. In his practice, Evan guides cutting-edge U.S. and European technology companies through patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, and counsels companies on emerging cybersecurity and data privacy issues. Evan’s clients specialize in machine learning, autonomous driving, integrated circuits, consumer electronics, e-commerce, and medical device technology.
In his pro bono practice, Evan represents domestic violence survivors and counsels an international NGO on environmental law issues.
Before joining Orrick, Evan clerked for Judge Ronald M. Whyte at the Northern District of California.
Evan graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he also served as Executive Articles Editor of the Hastings Science and Technology Law Review. While in law school, he was an extern for Judge Lucy H. Koh at the Northern District of California.
Outside of work, Evan enjoys competitive ski racing and endurance cycling.
Todd Brewer has extensive public finance experience in all areas of tax exempt transactions. He has acted as bond counsel, bank counsel, underwriter’s counsel, trustee’s counsel, letter of credit providers counsel and borrowers counsel in transactions for traditional governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and private entities.
Todd also devotes a significant portion of his practice to the representation of banks and other financial institutions in connection with direct purchases of tax-exempt bonds and the issuance of letters of credit and other liquidity facilities in connection with tax-exempt transactions.
In addition, Todd has extensive experience in the representation of both governmental entities and private parties in connection with economic development projects and major sports and entertainment facilities.