Tipped as the next leader of White & Case’s London capital markets group this year, Tim Jeveons – who joined the US firm as an associate from Linklaters only two years ago – has already built up a formidable emerging markets practice.
When he first joined White & Case, the capital markets practice was strongly issuer-based, with only 26 per cent of its business sourced from investment banks. But in the course of the last two years, Jeveons has transformed the client mix, with 67 per cent of the group’s revenue now being attributed to investment banks. White & Case is now instructed regularly by Credit Suisse First Boston, Merrill Lynch and ABN Amro, among others.
Thanks to Jeveons’ vision, White & Case is starting to knit together its Central and Eastern European practices. Kazakhstan and Ukraine deals have been a strong suit of the firm in the last year. Jeveons’ Kazakhstan track record also brought a massive AIM float to White & Case last August, the £490m listing for oil company Nelson Resources, which was one of 2004’s biggest.