McGuire Woods beefs up in London with Squire Sanders hires

McGuire Woods has strengthened its London office with the arrival of two former Squire Sanders & Dempsey partners, including former managing partner Andrew Visintin. 

McGuire Woods has strengthened its London office with the arrival of two former Squire Sanders & Dempsey partners, including former managing partner Andrew Visintin. 

He will be joined at McGuire by corporate partner Philip Newhouse.

Visintin, who left Squire Sanders at the beginning of the year after a three-year stint as managing partner, specialises in multi-jurisdictional bankruptcy and restructuring transactions, working with distressed funds in UK and foreign asset-based lenders.

Newhouse left Squire Sanders in March. He focuses on international, cross-border and domestic matters, working with a number of clients in the UK, the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe.

McGuire Woods managing partner Anders Grundberg  said the moves represented a “further significant step” in the fulfillment of McGuireWoods’ London office strategy of strengthening its international client offering on the insolvency, bankruptcy and reconstruction side as well as in M&A, joint ventures, reorganisations and investment funds.

Grundberg   added: “These are particularly important in relation to our US client-related business, and it is set for additional growth as a consequence of these hires”.
 
Squire Sanders’ London managing partner Joseph Markoski denied the loss of Visintin and Newhouse was a setback to his firm. 

“We have plans to replace them; someone will be coming on board shortly and we’re looking to expand the office in a number of areas,” added Markoski.