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Latham & Watkins Promotes Moscow Counsel Ragnar Johannesen to Partner

Latham & Watkins Promotes Moscow Counsel Ragnar Johannesen to Partner


Russian Banking/Finance lawyer Ragnar Johannesen, in Moscow, is one of the nine Counsels promoted to Partner by Latham & Watkins worldwide.

Johannesen is a member of the firm's Banking Practice in its Finance Department. According to Latham, "he advises on complex banking and corporate finance matters, with particular focus on syndicated loans, pre-export financings, and reserve-based lending, as well as restructuring transactions. He has experience in transactions involving multilateral financial institutions, development banks and export credit agencies in industry sectors including oil and gas, mining and metals, financial services, real estate, retail, technology, media and telecommunications. Johannesen is English law-qualified, having received his PGDL and LPC degrees from Nottingham Law School."

Johannesen is one of nine lawyers promoted to Partner worldwide by Latham, joining lawyers from the firm's San Diego, Washington D.C. (2), Munich, Frankfurt, New York, and Silicon Valley offices.

“These talented lawyers have delivered exceptional results across practices, industries and markets to help our clients succeed,” said Bill Voge, Chair and Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins. “They all are team players who take a pragmatic approach to addressing complex legal and business challenges. Their diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives have strengthened our firm and enhanced the advice we provide to our clients.”

Latham's announcement of the Counsel promotions followed its November 1, 2016 announcement of 27 associates to the partnership, all effective on January 1, 2017. None of those 27 were from Moscow, however – Latham's only office in CEE.

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