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11 September 20232 minute read

DLA Piper strengthens its Finance, Projects and Restructuring Practice with a new partner

DLA Piper is strengthening its Finance, Projects and Restructuring (FP&R) practice in London with the appointment of finance partner, Charlotte Lewis-Williams, effective 11 September 2023.

Charlotte will support the team by growing its existing strengths across DLA Piper’s UK and International FPR practice group, helping it to realise its growth strategy.

Joining from Pricoa Private Capital, Charlotte brings a wealth of experience in the full range of mid-market transactions and private credit industry across Europe. Drawing on her years of experience, Charlotte is considered a specialist expert in leveraged and acquisition finance, and corporate finance. As part of previous role, she was European in-house legal counsel, providing counsel to the Corporate Finance and Direct Lending Deal Teams based in Frankfurt, London, Milan, and Paris and has overseen Direct Lending deals in these jurisdictions.

Charlotte has also worked for an international law firm and an American law firm, enabling her to build a practice on advising private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies, corporate borrowers, and lenders on financing matters generally.

Beyond client work, Charlotte is an equal rights advocate, and has previously sat on a number of gender, race and parent people networks. She additionally has participated in reverse mentoring programmes and return-to-work initiatives; all of which align with DLA Piper’s values and strategy.

This appointment comes following a number of new additions to DLA Piper’s international FP&R team, with recent appointments in Germany.

Matt Christmas, Head of International Leveraged Finance, commented: “We are delighted that Charlotte will be joining our team in London and look forward to welcoming her. She displayed a dynamic and proactive approach, which along with her experience and reputation in the financial services sector, particularly leveraged finance will benefit clients. Her extensive knowledge fits perfectly with our growth strategy and will help us to grow and develop new relationships across the world’s financial services sector.”