Slovak lawyers Zoran Draskovic, Turkish lawyers Ceren Sen and Ates Turnaoglu, and the Czech Republic's Vaclav Zaloudek were included in White & Case's global local partnership promotions round, announced on November 27, and effective on January 1, 2019.
Overall, White & Case promoted 21 lawyers around the world to local partner.
“Spanning 21 offices and nine practice groups, these promotions reflect the truly diverse and global nature of our firm while recognizing the exceptional ability and commitment to client service this group has demonstrated,” said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. “I am confident they will make a valuable contribution to White & Case and our clients as we continue to make progress toward achieving the goals of our 2020 strategy.”
According to White & Case, "the position of local partner is offered in select White & Case regions and locations where it is a common market practice. At present this position applies to offices in Asia-Pacific, Central & Eastern Europe, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The title of local partner is a recognized career step toward admission into Firm partnership.
Zoran Draskovic and Michal Palisin are in White & Case's Bratislava office, where both work within the firm's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Draskovic advises clients on mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters, with experience in the energy, infrastructure, banking and real estate sectors. Palisin advises clients on competition matters, regulatory matters and corporate law, including related EU law aspects.
Both Ceren Sen and Ates Turnaoglu work in Istanbul as part of White & Case's Global Banking Practice. Senadvises clients on secured and unsecured financings including domestic and cross-border syndicated loan transactions, leveraged buyouts, corporate financings and restructurings. Turnaoglu advises clients on project financing transactions for Turkish banks and international financial institutions, particularly infrastructure and energy projects.
Vaclav Zaloudek, in Prague, works in White & Case's Global Project Development and Finance Practice, and he advises clients on commercial law, international private law, energy law and labor law.