Press Release
April 7, 2022

Holland & Knight Strengthens Corporate Practice with Addition of M&A Partner Waajid Siddiqui in New York

NEW YORK (April 7, 2022) – Corporate and M&A attorney Waajid Siddiqui has joined Holland & Knight's New York office as a partner. He focuses on upstream and downstream oil and gas transactions, as well as acquisitions and divestitures of lending and leasing platforms and portfolios of financial assets. Mr. Siddiqui was previously a partner with Shearman & Sterling.

Prior to becoming a private practice lawyer, Mr. Siddiqui was senior counsel for a large integrated energy company, where he worked on cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions.

"Waajid brings considerable M&A experience to our Northeast corporate practice, particularly in the energy sector and with large financial services institutions," said Amy Leder, executive partner of the firm's New York office and co-leader of its Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group in the Northeast region. "His sophisticated practice also enhances Holland & Knight's growing national energy portfolio and will allow us to handle more complex energy transactions from our New York office."

"The move to Holland & Knight is an exciting one for me," said Mr. Siddiqui. "The firm's energy and financial services practices are growing in prominence both nationally and internationally, and the amount of talent spread across the U.S. is really unmatched in the legal sector. Holland & Knight's focus on collaboration and providing value through innovation is impressive and will greatly benefit my clients."

Mr. Siddiqui earned a J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School and an MBA degree from Tulane University. He received a B.A. degree from Brown University. In addition to English, he speaks Hindi and Urdu.

Holland & Knight's corporate practice is consistently ranked among the Top 25 law firms in the nation advising on U.S. M&A transactions by deal count in Refinitiv and other league tables. Through the HK Deal Flow® program, Holland & Knight facilitates deal leads for clients and prospective clients by matching acquisition or capital raising opportunities with buyers and investors. In January, Law360 named Holland & Knight a 2021 "Energy Practice Group of the Year" based on the firm's wide-ranging work in the industry.

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