White & Case’s aggressive sweep on the Metropolis lateral market has continued with the rent of Herbert Smith Freehills infrastructure associate Simon Caridia.

The high-profile Caridia joined Herbert Smith as a associate in Could 2015 from Magic Circle agency Linklaters, the place he labored for almost ten years, latterly for 2 years as counsel. He began his profession at CMS, and is predicted to start out at White & Case by the tip of the 12 months.

White & Case’s thirteenth lateral this 12 months alone, Caridia advises on each greenfield and brownfield transactions, specializing in debt financings for infrastructure M&A and personal fairness transactions. He’ll be part of the worldwide challenge finance apply, and counts infrastructure traders Arcus, Goldman Sachs, OMERS and DIF amongst his shoppers, in addition to main European sponsors together with Strabag, Skanska, Acciona and Hochtief.

Whereas at Herbert Smith he labored on some high-profile transactions, together with advising the business banks and the European Funding Financial institution on the €800 million financing of the IJmond Sea Lock PPP challenge within the Netherlands, which reached monetary shut in October 2015.

At Linklaters he led a workforce advising the lenders on the £1.2bn financing of the UK’s M25 motorway growth challenge, a PFI that made it over the road in 2009 regardless of the monetary disaster.

White & Case has been on one thing of a whirlwind within the Metropolis, having gone full steam forward with its NY-London focus and ambitions to go ‘toe-to-toe’ with the Magic Circle in London as a part of a 2020 plan led by Oliver Brettle, member of the worldwide govt committee and former London govt associate.

Already this month, the agency snapped up a Weil, Gotshal & Manges counsel Thomas Falkus as a associate for its thriving capital markets apply and likewise added David Robertson, previously of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, to its arbitration apply.

Different latest hires embody Royal Financial institution of Scotland’s former head of litigation and investigations Laura Durrant as a associate, and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft litigation associate Steven Baker for the agency’s business litigation apply.


For extra on White & Case’s growth technique, learn: Reborn supremacy – contained in the unlikely White & Case revolution