Former Dewey Ballantine London capital markets rainmaker Camille Abousleiman has hit the ground running at LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, closing three Eurobond offerings within his first week.
As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (17 January), Abousleiman and colleague Louise Roman Bernstein rocked Dewey’s London office by quitting for LeBoeuf.
Within days of starting at their new firm, Abousleiman and Roman Bernstein closed a $1.1bn (£558.12m) Eurobond issue in Kazakhstan – the largest such issue to date.
Abousleiman and Roman Bernstein, who started working on the deal while at Dewey, moved all their ongoing work to LeBoeuf. Both partners moved firms within a week of handing in their resignations at Dewey.
For the Kazakh Eurobond offering, the new LeBoeuf partners advised JPMorgan and Credit Suisse as joint lead managers.
Bracewell & Giuliani advised Kazakhstan-based JSC Bank TuranAlem as guarantor and its subsidiary TuranAlem Finance as issuer. Nauta-Dutilh advised on Dutch-related law matters.
Abousleiman was outspoken on Dewey’s failed merger discussions with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, citing the potential merger as the chief reason behind his decision to quit the firm.
Despite the merger plan collapsing, Abousleiman and Roman Bernstein followed through with their plan to move.