Ashurst adds key derivatives expertise to New York office with new partner

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    Julia joins from Crowell & Moring (previously Kibbe & Orbe) where she was a partner. Julia focuses on derivatives, distressed debt, and structured credit markets. She advises clients on transactional and regulatory aspects of their trading businesses and collaborates with them to formulate strategic, legal solutions to trading and risk management issues. Julia previously worked at Sullivan & Cromwell and also undertook a secondment as the Chief Operating Officer of the bank loan syndication and trading desk at Goldman Sachs.

    Mike Logie, Head of Global Markets (UK/US) commented: "We are delighted to welcome Julia to the firm. Her strong focus on credit derivatives, derivative financing structures and derivatives regulatory issues makes her a perfect addition to our team. Our Global Markets team brings together a network of leading derivatives and structured products specialists and Julia's expertise will be key in contributing to the continued growth and success of our global derivatives practice."

    New York office managing partner Sharon Kim added: "We are very pleased that Julia will be joining us. Her background and in-depth understanding in US financial services, investment banks and investment funds will add great insight to our team. Julia is a great fit and will offer important expertise to NY-law driven mandates for our clients’ global businesses."

    Julia Lu said: "I'm excited to be joining Ashurst. The firm has a very strong reputation in derivatives in EMEA and APAC and I am thrilled for the opportunity to work alongside those teams and bring my expertise and experience in the US derivatives market to enhance our global derivatives offering."

    Julia's appointment follows that of securities partner Lloyd Harmetz who also joined the Ashurst New York office in early July.