King & Wood Mallesons continues to strengthen its global capability with the addition of partner John Danahy in London Office.
Danahy, who brings more than a decade’s experience advising leading international fund, investor, developer and operator clients, specialises in delivering major projects in the real estate and energy and infrastructure sectors (with particularly strong, market leading capability in the nuclear sector). John has extensive experience assisting international clients investing in UK assets or establishing UK operations. As a former IT consultant with a deep understanding of technology and its application to the legal sector, John also has expertise in delivering projects for major global clients in the finance and telecoms sectors. While at his former firm, John delivered and implemented the firm’s global Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution, adopting a uniquely collaborative partnering approach with a leading AI innovator.
“Real estate, energy and projects are major areas of growth for the Firm’s EUME practice and the wider Firm, and John is an important strategic lateral hire for KWM.” Wang Rongkang, Managing Partner of KWM EUME, comments. “His experience allows us to further align our London offering with our core global practices. In addition, John’s strong IT skills will undoubtedly enhance the Firm’s client service, continuing to build on the Firm’s reputation as a leading innovator in the global legal marketplace.”
Danahy joins from Top 30 global firm, Squire Patton Boggs.