Addleshaw snaps up new partner from Jonas Day

Well-known in the leveraged finance market, Scott specialises in acting for lenders, sponsors and portfolio companies both in the UK and internationally

Addleshaw Goddard (AG) has announced the appointment of Ewan Scott as a new partner in the group’s leveraged finance team. 

The firm described the hire as “a clear statement of intent”, claiming that the appointment bolsters both its leveraged finance team as well as its private equity practice. 

Scott arrives from the law firm Jonas Day, and is well-known in the leveraged finance market having previously worked for DLA Piper and Ashurst. He specialises in acting for lenders (including debt funds and alternative lenders), sponsors and portfolio companies, both in the UK and internationally. 

This marks the latest in a series of high-profile hires by AG to “further strengthen its London and international finance team”. 

Recent hires include Jeremy Cross to make a three partner funds finance practice (London), a structured finance team led by partner Rachel Kelly (London), partner Lequn Su (Joe) to head a China desk (London), strengthening the German finance offering with the addition of partner Nadine Bourgeois (based in Frankfurt), as well as the internal promotion of new partner Helen Hunter (London).

Alex Dumphy, head of leveraged finance, said: “Ewen is highly-respected in the market and brings with him an enviable portfolio of skills and expertise. 

“As Addleshaw Goddard continues to grow and develop both our City practice and our comprehensive finance offering, Ewen’s first-rate knowledge of the debt advisory world will help us to deliver an ever-stronger roster of services for our client base – and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

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