Jones Day hires ex-Lovells restructuring partner

Jones Day has hired former legacy Lovells restructuring partner Matthew French from Nomura, where he held a senior M&A role.

French joins the US firm on 1 March from the investment bank, where he was managing director for global M&A and head of restructuring for Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA).

He initially quit Lovells – now Hogan Lovells – in 2008, joining Swiss bank UBS as EMEA head of restructuring (24 March 2008).

He then moved to Nomura in 2009 as co-head of restructuring, based in London.

French said in a statement: “I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues here at Jones Day on all manner of distressed transactions.”