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Allen & Overy expands U.S. M&A and Private Equity team with partner Romain Dambre

Allen & Overy (“A&O”) today announced that Romain Dambre has joined the firm as a partner in its U.S. Corporate practice. Romain joins A&O’s New York office from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practice.

With over a decade of experience, Romain advises clients on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity transactions and corporate counseling matters, including corporate governance, shareholder activism and general corporate and securities law matters.

“Romain’s experience representing public and private companies and private equity sponsors on their domestic and cross-border transactions, coupled with his energy, tenacity and track record for getting deals done efficiently will bring exceptional value to our clients,” said Tim House, U.S. Senior Partner at A&O.

Bill Schwitter, Chair of the A&O U.S. Corporate practice, said, “Adding Romain to our Corporate Group builds on the momentum we’ve established in expanding our U.S. M&A and Private Equity practice and fuels our extraordinary U.S. growth. Romain’s breadth of transactional experience across multiple industries bolsters our ability to offer sophisticated, synergistic advice to clients across sectors and geographies.” 

Commenting on his move, Romain said, “I am thrilled to join A&O’s highly-regarded global Corporate team and extensive global network, and I’m looking forward to leveraging my expertise and client relationships to propel further the firm’s growth in the U.S., while collaborating with my partners across our offices globally to provide the highest level of service to our clients.”

Romain holds law and business degrees from Yale Law School (LL.M.), Sorbonne Law School (Ph.D. and J.D.) and HEC Paris business school (M.Sc.).

Romain joins A&O as part of the firm’s continued expansion across all of its practice groups in the U.S. market. He is the 44th U.S. lateral partner hire in the last three years.