Vinson & Elkins continues to expand its global corporate practice with the addition of leveraged finance partner Lucy Jenkins in London.

Jenkins was previously with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Jenkins joins a growing team of corporate partners in V&E’s London office.

“London is one of the leading finance capitals of the world, and with our recent growth we are well-positioned to service all of our clients’ global corporate finance needs,” said V&E managing partner Scott Wulfe. “Lucy is a rising star whose impressive experience and enthusiasm for building her practice is exactly what we look for in a V&E partner.”

Jenkins focuses her practice on acquisition and leveraged finance transactions, primarily related to sponsor-led M&A activity. She also has extensive experience in cross-border financing and advises on debt restructuring.

Vinson & Elkins is an international law firm with approximately 700 lawyers across 15 offices worldwide.