Source: King & Spalding LLC

Jonathan Martin, Peter Bowring Join King & Spalding in London

LONDON--(Marketwire - January 21, 2008) - King & Spalding, a leading international law firm, announced today that Jonathan Martin, a corporate lawyer with significant experience in corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, notably in the energy sector, and Peter J. Bowring, a cross-border project and acquisition finance specialist with extensive international experience in the gas, oil, power and renewables sectors, have joined the firm's London office as a partner and counsel, respectively. Their arrival brings to 27 the total number of lawyers in King & Spalding's London office, including 8 partners.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Jonathan and Peter to King & Spalding," said John L. Keffer, managing partner of the firm's London office. "These talented lawyers bring special skills to the firm that will add greatly to our ability to provide superior service to our clients, further strengthening the London practice as well as the firm's corporate finance, project finance, acquisition finance and energy practices."

Mr. Martin joins King & Spalding from Watson, Farley & Williams, where he was a partner in the international corporate group. He represents European and U.S. clients on equity fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings, with an emphasis on listings of fast-growing mid-cap companies on the AIM market.

"Jonathan's corporate finance and AIM experience reinforces the London office's expertise in those areas and will be instrumental in helping us meet strong client demand in our Middle East and Islamic practices, particularly for Sukuk (Islamic debt) offerings," Mr. Keffer noted.

Mr. Keffer said that within the past year, King & Spalding opened offices in Dubai and Riyadh and established a presence in Abu Dhabi. Last year, the firm also opened offices in Frankfurt and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mr. Bowring joins King & Spalding from Vinson & Elkins' worldwide project finance and development practice group, where he was a senior associate. He has considerable experience representing borrowers and lenders in international cross-border finance transactions, including project, acquisition and property finance as well as capital markets transactions in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas and Africa. He earned an LL.M. at Cambridge University, Wolfson College, and a B.A. at Oxford University, Corpus Christi College.

King & Spalding established its London office in 2003. Today, with 27 lawyers, including 8 partners, the office focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, international arbitration, tax, employment, executive compensation, acquisition finance, Islamic finance and project finance.

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