CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP

CADWALADER, WICKERSHAM & TAFT LLP

August 30, 2005 04:00 ET

Justin Jowitt Joins Cadwalader as Partner

LONDON--(CCNMatthews - Aug 30, 2005) -

Justin Jowitt has joined Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP as a partner in the Global Finance Department, resident in the London office. He was formerly a lawyer in the Global Loans Department in the London office of Allen & Overy LLP.

Justin will focus on real estate finance, acting for investment and commercial banks on investment and development financings, including those originated for CMBS, in both the UK and Europe. Justin also represents borrowers and lenders in a wide variety of other transactions, including investment and non-investment grade syndicated and bilateral corporate credits, restructuring and leveraged acquisitions.

"Justin is a wonderful addition to our London office and our Global Finance practice," stated Robert O. Link, Jr., Cadwalader's Chairman and Managing Partner. "He is an experienced practitioner with wide-ranging finance capabilities who will enhance our cross-disciplinary advice in connection with primary market activities."

Andrew Wilkinson, Managing Partner of Cadwalader's London office, remarked that "Justin will contribute to the continued development of our practice not only in the UK but throughout Europe."

"I am delighted to be joining Cadwalader and look forward to being involved in the growth and development of the Global Finance practice" stated Justin.

Justin obtained both his B.A. and B.C.L. from Lincoln College Oxford in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He trained at 7 King's Bench Walk, London from 1993 to 1994 and at 4 Pump Court, London from 1995 to 1996. He joined Allen & Overy LLP as an associate in London in 1997 and worked in both the Paris and London offices.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, is one of the world's leading international law firms, with offices in New York, London, Charlotte, Washington and Beijing. Cadwalader serves a diverse client base, including many of the world's top financial institutions, undertaking business in more than 50 countries in six continents. The firm offers legal expertise in antitrust, banking, business fraud, corporate finance, corporate governance, environmental, healthcare, insolvency, insurance and reinsurance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private client, private equity, project finance, real estate, securities and financial institutions regulation, securitization, structured finance, and tax. More information about Cadwalader can be found at www.cadwalader.com.

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