Moelis & Company has announced that David Cheyne has joined the firm as a Vice Chairman of EMEA Investment Banking, based in London, to enhance senior client relationships, facilitate new business introductions, and provide technical leadership and counsel on deal execution.
Cheyne, who joins from Linklaters where he served as the firm’s Senior Partner, was previously Global Head of the firm’s Corporate Department from 2000 to 2005 and was then elected Senior Partner in 2006, for a five year term.
Mark Aedy, Head of EMEA Investment Banking for Moelis & Company, said: 'With nearly four decades of experience and as one of Europe’s most experienced M&A practitioners, David is a significant addition to our team. His experience on some of the largest global transactions in recent times, combined with his extensive corporate and government relationships, will broaden and deepen our advisory franchise. He will play a pivotal role in the future growth of our firm'.
Throughout his career at Linklaters, Cheyne played a central role in a wide range of corporate transactions, incorporating M&A deals, joint ventures, flotations and general corporate finance work. Significant transactions he has advised on include BP’s acquisition of Amoco, Vodafone’s acquisition of AirTouch and Mannesmann and Billiton’s dual listed merger with BHP. For more than 10 years Cheyne has jointly ranked as the UK’s highest-rated M&A lawyer according to the Chambers UK Directory. In September 2011 he was awarded City A.M.’s Lawyer of the Year award.
Ken Moelis, Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company, added: 'We are building an exceptional global advisory practice comprising the industry’s highest-calibre, relationship-focused executives. David is one of the most experienced and respected M&A lawyers in Europe and we are privileged to have him join our firm. David has the opportunity to blend his vast capabilities in the legal and banking industries to provide the highest quality strategic advice for the firm and our clients'.
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