The new partners will be resident in both the London and New York offices.
Cowan and Christian will focus their practices on advising FTSE 100, Fortune 100 and other public and private companies on international corporate and commercial transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financial arrangements and complex outsourcing transactions.
'We are delighted to welcome Eric and Glynna to our corporate team', said William Downs, global head in London of Squire Sanders’ Corporate Transactions, Finance & Governance Practice Group. 'Their experience and depth of expertise, especially in media, technology and telecom, complement our existing global capabilities and add dimension to cross-practice work'.
Cowan has more than two decades of corporate and commercial experience. He has held firm-wide and practice group leadership roles throughout his career and brings a seasoned perspective and approach to his practice at Squire Sanders.
Christian has been recognized by Legal 500 for her expertise in the technology-outsourcing space. Her background includes representing leading financial services companies in multibillion dollar outsourcing transactions, among others.
'Eric and Glynna are top-calibre additions to our global legal practice', said James J. Maiwurm, chair and global CEO of Squire Sanders. 'We look forward to working with them and welcome their clients. Squire Sanders’ global reach, local insight and ‘one-firm firm’ approach offer the platform on which clients can fully rely for strategic guidance in support of their business goals'.
Prior to joining Squire Sanders, Cowan was the global chair of Communications, Media and Technology and Christian was the global chair of Sourcing at Winston & Strawn.
Squire Sanders’ Corporate Transactions, Finance & Governance Practice Group is a leading provider of legal services for cross-border transactions, founded on strong in-jurisdiction transactional experience across a broad range of public and private transactions for corporate clients and private equity. In delivering transactions efficiently and commercially the group works closely with specialist regulatory and other practice groups with in-depth experience of operational support to clients.