Allen & Overy Expands Private Capital Practice with the Addition of Partner Sophie Jermine
Allen & Overy has significantly enhanced its proficiency in private capital by welcoming Sophie Jermine as a partner in the Corporate practice at the London office.
Jermine's role includes advising private capital clients throughout the entire life cycle of their funds. Her specialisation lies in special situations, portfolio investments, complex cross-border structuring, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, governance, project management, and mentoring. She has overseen various transaction and investment projects spanning diverse sectors, and she brings a wealth of expertise and robust relationships, with a particular emphasis on U.S.-based investors looking to expand beyond U.S. borders.
The private capital sector remains a key growth area for Allen & Overy. Over the past two years, revenue from private capital clients has surged by more than 60 per cent globally. The firm's international prowess across various investment strategies positions Allen & Overy favourably as the market ushers in a new phase.
“Sophie joins as our Private Capital business continues to go from strength to strength. Her impressive experience complements our practice offering and is highly relevant in current market conditions. Her breadth of expertise advising clients on multi-disciplinary, cross-jurisdictional issues makes her a potent addition to the team,” Stephen Lloyd, co-head of the Private Equity practice said.
David Broadley, Partner and co-head of A&O’s global Corporate practice, added, “Sophie’s approach in bringing the firm to the client will help us continue to deliver exceptional service to our global private capital clients in the UK, U.S. and the rest of the world. We look forward to welcoming her to A&O.”
Jermine's transition to Allen & Overy comes after her tenure as a partner at Akin Gump, a position she has held since 2016 when the Bingham McCutchen London office merged with Akin. Her association with Bingham McCutchen dates back to 2006.