Stephan Eilers, Freshfields managing partner commented: “I’d like to congratulate Matt on being named U.S. managing partner, a recognition that is well deserved. We have been investing heavily in our US business and I am confident that the firm will continue its success under his leadership in the U.S.”
“I’d like to thank Peter for his leadership and contributions to the firm during his term. He has done a tremendous job over the past five years as the firm has experienced unprecedented growth and success,” Stephan added.
Matt currently serves as Co-head of Freshfields’ Global M&A Practice and is widely recognized as a leading US practitioner, having advised Starbucks on the $7.15bn sale of its Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice business to Nestlé, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise on its acquisition of AWAS and sale of StandardAero, and Japan Tobacco on its $5bn acquisition of Natural American Spirit from Reynolds American.
Matt has been with Freshfields since 2003, when he joined to launch the firm’s US M&A practice.
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