In an effort to broaden its M&A and private equity capability, City firm Mishcon de Reya has today (16 April) announced the hire of corporate partner Michael Nouril from Proskauer Rose.
Nouril joined Proskauer in 2011 from Jones Day where he had served as partner-in-charge of the London office and head of the European private equity practice.
He specialises in multi-jurisdictional deals and other transactions including joint ventures, public bids, real estate asset-based deals, and seller auction processes. Nouril’s client roster includes private equity and hedge funds, quoted and non-quoted companies, management teams, entrepreneurs and family offices.
Previous private equity recruits by Mishcon includes partners Simon Sale and Nadim Meer from Dundas & Wilson in 2013.
The hire follows the firm kick-starting the process for its firmwide strategy and interviewing external consultants to help shape its vision. Revealed by Legal Business in March, managing partner Kevin Gold said the firm will maintain its focus on private client and litigation work, as well as the issue of internationalisation, of which the latter task is being delegated to partners Adam Rose and Kasra Nouroozi.
Commenting on the hire of Nouril, Mishcon’s corporate head Nick Davis commented: ‘[Nouril’s] practice is a mixture of mainstream M&A and private equity acting for mid-market private equity houses, fund managers, corporates and high net worth individuals, which fits in well with our strategy and strengths, particularly around private capital and ventures. His experience is exceptional and we look forward to welcoming him to the team.’