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Atlanta-based firm Troutman Sanders is the latest US firm to beef up its energy team by recruiting two energy specialists from European firm Castaldi Mourre Sprague.
The two recruits, partner Steven Sprague and of counsel Sally Barrett-Williams, a barrister, doubles the size of Troutman's London presence to four. Sprague is Troutman's second London partner and the first UK-qualified partner at the firm.
London managing partner John Varholy said: "The addition of two outstanding British legal professionals exemplifies our commitment to growing our international presence and capabilities and to attracting and retaining top legal talent."
Troutman follows a number of Southern US rivals bulking up their energy practices in the UK, following similar moves at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Fulbright & Jaworski, Hunton & Williams and Vinson & Elkins.
Troutman opened its London practice in 2001 with an emphasis on energy and emissions trading, risk management and financial derivatives, as well as energy transactional and regulatory law.
Sprague focuses his work on regulated industries, energy and natural resources, cross-border transactions, corporate structuring and foreign investment, with extensive electricity sector experience. He has worked in the UK and across several European jurisdictions, as well as in the former Soviet Union.
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