Willkie is pleased to announce that corporate insurance lawyer Kirsty Maclean and antitrust and competition lawyer Rahul Saha, both based in the firm’s London office, have been promoted to partners, effective January 1, 2020.
Congratulating the new partners, Willkie’s London managing partner Peter Burrell said: “I am delighted to welcome Kirsty and Rahul to the partnership. Their appointments reflect our growth ambitions in London and will further enhance our market-leading corporate insurance and antitrust and competition practices. Both Kirsty and Rahul are extremely talented and their promotions are testament to their skills as lawyers, their contribution to the firm and their individual abilities to deliver outstanding results for clients. I wish them every success in the next stage of their careers.”
Kirsty is based in Willkie’s London office and advises insurance, reinsurance and other financial institution clients on a broad range of transactions and non-contentious matters. Kirsty has gained a reputation as a notable lawyer in the longevity and pension de-risking market, having advised European and US-based clients on many of the largest and highest-profile longevity transactions completed to date. Kirsty regularly advises on complex collateralised reinsurance transactions and has a particular focus on the interface between (re)insurance and the capital markets.
Rahul Saha is based in Willkie’s London office and advises on all aspects of EU and UK competition law, including EU and UK merger control, cartels, competition litigation and UK market investigations. He frequently represents clients before the European Commission and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, as well as a range of UK sector regulators. Rahul advises clients across a wide range of sectors, including retail/consumer goods, e-commerce, finance, payments, pharma, telecoms and energy. He also has experience advising on EU and UK sector-specific regulation, in particular in relation to energy and telecom matters.