NEW YORK – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Peter Eccles has joined the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice as a partner in the New York office.

Eccles brings extensive experience leading cross-border private equity and venture capital matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, general corporate and commercial arrangements, as well as counseling clients in complex multi-jurisdictional securitization and project finance transactions.  Eccles has advised emerging growth companies and investors in the health, education and technology sectors on corporate matters and venture capital financings in Brazil, and has also represented Brazilian and other Latin American issuers raising capital in the global credit and equity markets.

“Peter brings decades of experience leading companies through complex ventures and transactions in an array of industries. His international knowledge will benefit our clients’ global expansion efforts and strategic acquisition planning,” said Gabor Garai, chair of Foley’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice.

In addition, Eccles has experience working with a major credit rating agency on novel financings involving leading companies in the energy, oil and gas, shipping, infrastructure, real estate, mining, automotive, retail, agribusiness, banking, aviation, tourism, media and telecommunications industries in Latin America.

“Peter’s presence will expand our established corporate bench in New York. His successful track record and extensive knowledge across various industries will be a valuable asset to our clients,” said Peter Wang, managing partner of Foley’s New York office.

Prior to joining Foley, Eccles was counsel at New York-based Fox Horan & Camerini LLP.

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