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WFW strengthens Paris finance practice with new partner hire13 September 2022

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Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that energy and infrastructure finance expert Rachel Campbell has joined the firm as Partner in Paris. She joins WFW from Herbert Smith Freehills where she was a partner in their banking and finance department.

Rachel has almost 20 years’ experience advising on energy, natural resources and infrastructure finance. Qualified in both English and French law, she regularly acts for banks and trading houses, sponsors and project developers on a wide range of international transactions, including trade and commodity finance, oil and gas, ECA finance, metals and mining and renewables. She has a strong emerging markets practice, with a special focus on Africa.

WFW Paris Office Head Romain Girtanner commented: “I am delighted to welcome Rachel to the firm. Being dual qualified in England and France, she will help further strengthen WFW’s collaborative cross-border approach as well as support and grow our energy and infrastructure practices. I look forward to working with Rachel and believe her to be a fantastic addition to WFW”.

Rachel commented: “I am thrilled to be joining WFW. The firm has an excellent reputation for both finance and energy work and is on the panel of a number of major French and international banks. Its focus on ECAs, asset finance and renewables provides strong synergies and opportunities for collaboration for my existing and future clients, legal expertise at every stage of the supply chain and support in achieving their energy transition objectives”.

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