Co-heads of Davis Polk’s European practice Jeffrey O’Brien and Simon Witty were named to Financial News’ 20 Most Influential in Legal Services list. The inaugural list features Europe’s top business lawyers, including lawyers advising on M&A, restructuring, regulation, debt and equity capital markets transactions and litigation.
The profile highlighted O’Brien’s role advising Reliance Industries on over $20 billion of M&A investments in Jio Platforms. While Witty was noted for advising on IPOs and securities offerings for Immunocore, Abcam, Smith+Nephew, Royalty Pharma and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The awards were announced virtually on April 12, 2021.