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Hamer Leaves DLA Piper to Join CEE Deal House

Hamer Leaves DLA Piper to Join CEE Deal House

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Former DLA Piper Finance Partner Denise Hamer has joined Trace Capital Advisors — a principal investment, asset management, corporate finance, and restructuring boutique focused on performing and non-performing assets in Central and Eastern Europe and Southeastern Europe.

Hamer, who joins Trace as a Partner, has lived and worked in the CEE/SEE and CIS/Russia regions for over 25 years. Her legal practice and in-house positions with funds and financial institutions have focused on finance, restructuring, private equity, special situations, and the acquisition/disposition of performing and non-performing corporate, real estate and financial assets (including NPLs). She spent the past three years as a Partner at DLA, after spending a year as a Partner at Richards Kibbe & Orbe in London, almost two years as a Partner with Schoenherr in Vienna, three years as Head of Legal, International Corporates at Bawag PSK in Vienna, and a little over five years as Director & Counsel, Fixed Income Legal, at Citi in London.

“It’s a bit daunting to remove the 'lawyer' headline from the top of my CV," Hamer reported, "but my legal practice has historically been very commercial. In the developing markets where I have worked, good lawyers provide their clients with holistic support, from advising on a transaction to often actually creating the transaction. For their clients sitting in London or New York or anywhere else outside the region, lawyers are the eyes and ears of the local market.  TRACE Capital Advisors simply formalizes what I have always done."

Trace Capital Advisors Director & Partner Robert Bruckner claimed that, “with Denise’s arrival at Trace Capital Advisors, we enhance our offering as a seamless CEE/SEE regionally focused deal house.  From principal investment to origination to valuation to servicing/asset management to alternative financing to legal advisory, we are now full service and fully integrated.”


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