Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Anouschka Zagorski as its head of English law finance.
According to Freshfields, in her new role, Zagorski "will be responsible for Freshfields' English law advice across banking, structured finance, and restructuring, with a special focus on the CEE region (Central and Eastern Europe). The native-born German will lead the English finance law team from the Vienna office."
In total, Freshfields reports, Zagorski has over 25 years of experience in advising global banks and financial institutions, as well as large companies and investors, on cross-border financing transactions and acquisitions. She specializes in corporate, export and trade finance, asset finance, acquisitions, and project finance.
Zagorski began her law firm career with four and a half years at Clifford Chance in Frankfurt, before joining Hogan Lovells in May of 2000. After five years there she left, and in 2006 joined Allen & Overy, where she stayed until February 2011, when she left to join McNair Chambers in Doha. After six months in the desert she joined Baker McKenzie, where she stayed until accepting the position with Freshfields.
Freshfields Austria Managing Partner Thomas Zottl commented: "Advising our clients on English law matters is becoming ever more important. With Anouschka as our new Head of English Law Finance, we are further expanding our advisory portfolio in this area. We are delighted to have gained an excellent lawyer for our office in Vienna with Anouschka Zagorski."