- Innovative law firm continues expansion; new hire of former Ropes & Gray manager
LONDON – Advisory law firm Avonhurst today announced it will be joined by a new Head of Network Relationships, Dutch lawyer Carolina Daubeney-Bruil. This marks the fifth high level hire since the firm launched just over two months ago.
Daubeney-Bruil has spent the last four years working as International Law Firm Relationship Manager at Ropes & Gray’s London office, primarily focusing on Europe. Previous to that, she was a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance in the project finance group, and an Advocaat in the Amsterdam office of Baker & Mackenzie, specialising in property investment and development.
Avonhurst, which launched in London in July, is a mould-breaking advisory firm founded by leading figures in the capital markets, banking and finance and real estate sectors. It was created to meet the changing needs of sophisticated capital by providing a bespoke offering comprising legal, legislative / political risk advisory and capital services.
The firm concentrates on offering core legal services covering banking and finance, restructuring, high yield capital markets, corporate, real estate, financial regulatory and tax. Other legal advice such as IP, litigation and employment, is accessed from best friend firms, and Daubeney-Bruil’s role will include managing relationships with these firms nationally and abroad. The new arrival is the fifth high level hire since the firm’s launch, following that of partners Ian Frost, James Wyatt, Emmanuel Amos and Marco Crosignani.
Jonathan Bloom, founder and Chief Executive of Avonhurst, comments: “We are delighted to be joined by Carolina Daubeney-Bruil, our new Head of Network Relationships. With Carolina’s experience serving as the International Law Firm Relationship Manager at Ropes & Gray, she is uniquely positioned to help us manage relationships with international and domestic firms that will help support our ground-breaking offering. Having worked at leading law firms in London and Amsterdam, Carolina brings invaluable resource and insight, helping us deliver a comprehensive service for our sophisticated capital clients.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Launched in July 2019 with a substantial client portfolio, Avonhurst is dedicated to meeting the changing needs of sophisticated capital by providing a bespoke offering comprising legal, legislative / political risk advisory and capital services. A group of market-leading founders and influencers from the legal world have created a revolutionary advisory business dedicated to helping funds, capital providers, corporate borrowers and issuers, and secured lenders, navigate the complexities of ever-changing markets.
Avonhurst offers a new model, based on an innovative combination of expert advice, smart use of technology and an agile approach to pricing that eschews the rigid models employed by traditional law firms. Founded by former Jones Day partner and leading capital markets and funds lawyer Jonathan Bloom, the firm’s day-one team included former head of banking and finance at PwC Legal Laetitia Costa, and Nigel Heilpern, who headed the London real estate and real estate finance department at King & Spalding.