A&O in bid to dominate US work in London

Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones

In a bold commitment to its US-UK transactional practice, the firm has taken on Robert Williams in its London-based US corporate finance group.

Thomas Jones, managing partner of A&O’s US law practice, said: “The US remains the largest capital market in the world. It’s a vital source of funding, not just for domestic economy, but for companies around the world.”

Williams’ hire comes after A&O last week signalled its belief in the renaissance of the US high yield market with the recruitment of partner Kevin Muzilla from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy.