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25 April 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys promotes nine to Partner

Charles Russell Speechlys has promoted nine lawyers to Partner, effective 1 May 2019. In addition there was one promotion to Legal Director, while a further 14 were promoted to Senior Associate.

James Carter, Managing Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, said:

Our nine new Partners reflect the many strengths and diversity of our practices across our offices internationally. Our new partners add to a solid year of recruitment – we have hired six new partners this past financial year and, along with these promotions, have strengthened nine of our offices worldwide.

“With these promotions we are acknowledging hard work, excellent legal skills, and service to our clients. I congratulate all those who have been promoted and wish them every success as they continue their career with us.”

The promotions shortly follow the recent promotion to Partner and relocation to Hong Kong of Jeffrey Lee, the lateral hires of partners Mark Hill and Thanos Karvelis in Dubai, and the lateral hires of international Art partners Tim Maxwell and Rudy Capildeo.

Our newly-promoted partners are:

Rebecca Burford – Corporate

Rebecca joined the firm in 2015. She is a corporate transactional specialist and advises on private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, seed capital and growth capital investments, joint ventures, and corporate reorganisations.  Rebecca predominantly assists clients in the technology and digital media sector, as well as having experience in manufacturing, insurance and telecoms. 

Renaud Ferry – Corporate

Renaud joined the firm in 2013. He is a corporate law specialist, advising on domestic and international M&A transactions, especially fundraisings, leveraged buyouts, and other private equity transactions. He has particular expertise acting for start-ups, entrepreneurs, business founders, venture capital investment funds, and business angels operating in the technological and digital sectors.

Andrew Keeley – Construction

Andrew joined the firm as a trainee in 2005, qualifying into the Construction, Engineering and Projects team in 2007. He advises clients including developers, contractors and funders on various commercial and residential projects, including contractual documentation and dispute resolution. 

Gareth Mills – Disputes

Gareth joined the firm in 2009 as a trainee, qualifying into the Dispute Resolution team in Bahrain in 2011. He advises on commercial dispute resolution and international arbitrations with a particular focus on the banking and communications sectors. He has represented clients in LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICC Arbitral proceedings across a range of jurisdictions including London, Paris, and Bahrain.

William Rollin – Family

William joined the firm as a trainee in 2008, qualifying into the Family team in 2010. He specialises in divorce and the financial remedies on divorce but he is also experienced in proceedings in relation to children. He has significant experience in advising in cases where there is a pattern indicative of personality disorders and illnesses such as addiction.

Sarah Rowley – Commercial

Sarah joined the firm in 2008. She works for a wide range of charities and not-for-profit clients, and other businesses and high net worth individuals interacting with the charity and not-for-profit sector. Sarah advises on charity law, governance, corporate, commercial, and regulatory matters. She also advises on charity mergers, business purchases and disposals by charities, charity trading, and joint ventures.

Tristram van Lawick – Private Client

Tristram joined the firm in 2010. He acts for landed estate clients and is a specialist in day-to-day estate management advice, including handling Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies and Farm Business Tenancies. He also has extensive experience in handling whole estate and whole farm transactions, whether that be buying, selling, or refinancing with security over an entire estate.

Sarah Wigington – Corporate

Sarah joined the firm in 2011. She is a corporate lawyer advising on all aspects of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on acting for clients in the residential property and regeneration sectors. She has vast experience advising on joint ventures, sales and acquisitions, mergers, management buyouts, and general corporate finance advisory work for private companies.

James Worthington – Construction

James joined the firm in 2007. He undertakes both contentious and non-contentious construction work, and has a broad range of experience of acting for different types of construction clients on various types of projects.  He has particular experience acting for house builders in the Regeneration sector.

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