The M&A partner and promoter of the firm’s diversity and inclusion focus is an honoree in The Deal’s 2020 Top Women in Dealmaking list as part of the M&A category.
The Deal, an award-winning financial news organization, is proud to announce White & Case LLP’s Germaine Gurr has been named to its 2020 Top Women in Dealmaking list.
Gurr, a partner in White & Case’s global M&A practice in New York, advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities offerings, capital raising opportunities, joint venture and commercial transactions, and general corporate matters. She is an honoree in The Deal’s 2020 Top Women in Dealmaking list as part of the M&A category.
Among her dealwork, Gurr was the lead partner for Schneider Electric in its ₹14,000 crore (appx. $2 billion) acquisition of Larsen & Toubro’s electrical and automation business, as well as on other deals for the French multinational company.
She regularly advises Sole Source Capital and other private equity sponsors and portfolio companies on M&A transactions, and has done deals with Advent International, Providence Equity Partners, and Berkshire Partners among other PE firms, throughout her career. Gurr is a member of White & Case’s Women, LGBT+ and Hispanic/Latinx affinity networks.
Gurr joined White & Case in June. Prior to being a partner at her previous law firm, she spent more than six years in-house at Schneider Electric where she was Deputy General Counsel and responsible for legal matters related to Schneider Electric’s global corporate transactions, including merger & acquisitions, carve-outs, divestitures, joint ventures and supporting Schneider Electric Venture. In 2020, Euromoney included Gurr in its U.S. M&A and Women in Business Law Expert Guides.
Gurr is a native Spanish speaker and former Florida Black Belt Association marital arts competitor.
White & Case is truly a global law firm with people of diverse backgrounds who speak 88 different languages and work in 44 offices in 30 countries around the world. White & Case values diversity because it is essential to who they are and their ability to best serve their equally diverse clients. White & Case strives to create an environment in which everyone can bring their authentic and full selves to work and thrive, where people feel accepted for who they are, and experience a sense of belonging.
White & Case has two global, partner-led diversity committees. The Global Women’s Initiative, with the commitment of the firm’s practice leaders and other supportive management has been instrumental in yielding successes in diversity of the firm’s leadership and talent pipeline.
To be eligible for the Top Women in Dealmaking list, lawyers must be partners based in the U.S. The Deal recognized women in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring and bankruptcy, and activism as well as adjacent industries such as lending and capital markets.
The Deal is an award-winning financial news organization founded in 1999 by legendary dealmaker Bruce Wasserstein. Since its founding The Deal has been providing up-to-the-minute news, analysis and perspective to dealmakers across the globe through its network of events, subscription products and power rankings.
For more information about Gurr and other honorees in The Deal’s Top Women in Dealmaking list check out the latest Dealmaker Quarterly: