New appointment for Linklaters Corporate Division

Linklaters expands its Corporate Division with the appointment of John Guccione in London, further strengthening the firm’s market-leading position. This hire further enhances the firm’s private equity and financial sponsor platform.

John Guccione is a leading practitioner in the infrastructure market, having worked at OMERS Infrastructure for over 10 years before moving to Latham & Watkins. John advises financial sponsors on M&A and financing transactions in the infrastructure and energy sector.

John’s strategic appointment also supports the ambitious growth of Linklaters’ Financial Sponsors offering globally, as he joins an impressive bench of corporate practitioners advising on the most complex, market-leading, cross-border deals.

Simon Branigan, Linklaters’ Global Head of Corporate said:

Welcoming John whose expertise, deep sector knowledge and dynamic skillset further strengthens our offering gives me great pleasure. We are committed to investing in talent and growing the division to ensure we maintain our unrivalled position across the M&A, advisory and financial sponsors landscape.
With the industry changing as private equity investors and financial sponsors become increasingly active in the market, we are keen to evolve and invest in our talent to ensure the Division continues to provide unrivalled advice to our global client base. The growth of the division, with the arrival of John, further strengthens the depth of our sector expertise and the bench strength of our global offering.

Linklaters’ Global Corporate Division was ranked No.1 in Refinitiv’s 2022 legal adviser rankings for UK M&A, working on 84 transactions valued at over $69bn. The firm has one of the leading Infrastructure and Renewable Energy M&A platforms in the UK and this hire further strengthens our position within the sector; it additionally bolsters the firm’s financial sponsor and private equity offerings.