Edward Kempson is an English law-qualified counsel based in the Moscow office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Kempson has considerable experience representing both banks and issuers on debt and equity capital markets transactions, primarily involving Russian and CIS issuers seeking to list securities in London. He also advises corporates and strategic investors and sellers, private equity houses, banks and sovereign wealth funds on cross-border acquisitions and disposals (public and private), corporate restructurings, financings and re-financings. Mr. Kempson’s practice is predominantly focused on the oil and gas and metal and mining sectors, and also on financial institutions, telecoms and the transportation industry.
Prior to joining Latham’s Moscow office in April 2010, Mr. Kempson practiced as a solicitor in both London and Moscow for Cleary Gottlieb.