International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that Partners Kate Francis and Fabrizio Carpanini have been named Co-Office Heads of the Firm’s London office. Ms. Francis and Mr. Carpanini succeed Tim Maloney, who served as Office Head from 2012-2020.

“I would like to thank Tim Maloney for serving as the London Office Head for the last eight years, a period in which we have experienced many positive developments,” noted Dorsey Managing Partner Bill Stoeri. “I thank Kate and Fab for eagerly taking on this important role and I look forward to their leadership in building on the very strong year that the office just completed.”

Ms. Francis has extensive experience advising public and private companies across a variety of sectors based in the UK and overseas on mergers and acquisitions and advising investment banks and companies on equity capital markets transactions. Her broad transactional experience also includes advising on complex reorganisations, joint ventures and general corporate law matters.

Mr. Carpanini has over 30 years of experience extending across the full spectrum of corporate transactional work, including private equity, corporate finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, company and business sales and international joint ventures. He heads up the Firm's London and Continental Europe Private Equity Group.

“As we emerge from one of the most challenging working environments of recent times, we are honoured and excited by the prospect of leading and working alongside our talented team in Dorsey’s London office,” said Mr. Carpanini and Ms. Francis. “We each will continue to work closely with our clients to provide full legal support services, as well as looking to grow our existing M&A, Private Equity, ECM and Disputes capabilities.”