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Movers & Shakers: Lim Rejoins Kirkland, Hogan Builds LatAm Expertise

Published: January 14th, 2022
Kirkland & Ellis welcomes back debt finance lawyer Fred Lim from Goodwin Procter while Hogan Lovells adds Richard Puttré in its Latin American project finance team from Jones Day.

Lim Rejoins Kirkland from Goodwin

Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced Jan. 4 that debt finance lawyer Fred N. Lim had rejoined the firm as a partner in the Bay Area from Goodwin Procter LLP.

Lim represents borrowers and lenders in connection with complex domestic and cross-border debt financing transactions, including tech financings, asset-based loans, junior capital and syndicated credit facilities.

While at Goodwin, he was part of the team that advised San Jose, Calif.-based Synaptics Inc. (SYNA) in a $549 million deal for voice processing and wireless chipset solutions DSP Group Inc. and with JMI Management Inc.-backed Arena Solutions Inc., a software product lifecycle management company based in Foster City, Calif., in a $715 million sale to Boston’s PTC Inc. (PTC).

Lim left Kirkland in 2015 to join Goodwin after almost eight years at the firm. He began his career at Dickinson Wright PLLC.

Hogan Lovells Adds to LatAm Project Finance Biz

Hogan Lovells said Jan. 3 it had added Richard Puttré as a partner to bolster the firm’s projects and infrastructure capabilities in Latin America. He joins from Jones Day and will be based out of Hogan Lovells’ Miami office.

At Jones Day, where he spent 21 years, he was head of the project and infrastructure practice and a leader of the Latin American transactional group.

Puttré graduated from Fordham University School of Law after receiving a bachelor’s degree at Columbia University.

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