Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Chief Executive Gerry Pecht has appointed Global Executive Committee member and Istanbul office Partner-in-Charge Ayse Yuksel Mahfoud as Global Head of Corporate, M&A and Securities at the firm.
Yuksel Mahfoud works in both New York and Istanbul. According to Norton Rose Fulbright, "her experience in corporate transactions includes M&A, private equity, privatizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances, capital markets and SPAC transactions. She also advises on corporate governance issues." According to the firm, "Ayse provides counsel to companies, private equity funds, sovereign wealth and other investment funds as well as financial institutions in cross-border transactions in the telecommunications, media, technology, retail, energy and infrastructure sectors."
Simultaneously, Pecht appointed Nick Grandage as the firm's Global Head of Banking and Finance.
“Ayse and Nick are a real powerhouse duo – leading lawyers in important financial markets with significant depth of global experience," commented Pecht, "These appointments emphasize our firm prioritizing both our Corporate and our Banking and Finance practices globally. Ayse and Nick will continue to grow these groups and enhance our offerings, ensuring our clients have a seamless and superior experience throughout the world."