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3. Mai 2022

Taylor Wessing announces 14 senior promotions in the UK, including four to partnership

Today we announce 14 senior promotions, with four lawyers based in the UK appointed to our partnership. All promotions take effect from 1 May 2022.

The firm has promoted lawyers with exceptional expertise across a range of areas, and in response to the growing demand from clients for support in corporate, disputes and investigations and real estate. 

Managing Partner Shane Gleghorn took the opportunity to congratulate this year's cohort, stating: "we have very talented people who are committed to our clients. I'm confident that our newly promoted partners will continue the success they've achieved in reaching this significant milestone in their careers. Their commitment to excellent client service and deploying their sector expertise, and their promotions, will strengthen our business considerably." 

The new partners are:

Victoria Butcher, Real Estate

Victoria advises clients on a variety of commercial property and corporate real estate matters, including investment sales, purchases and leases, structured acquisitions and disposals and financing transactions. Victoria frequently advises overseas clients from across Europe, the US and the Middle East on complex, cross-border deals, working closely with our international colleagues. Victoria has particular expertise in the Hotels and Leisure and Logistics sectors, having advised on large scale hotel and industrial portfolio acquisitions and disposals, the acquisition of hotel trophy assets, restructures, and sale and leaseback transactions.

Suzy Davis, Private Equity

Suzy advises private equity funds, companies and management teams on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. Suzy has particular expertise and experience acting on M&A transactions for private companies and venture capital investments, particularly in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Suzy has regularly worked on deals that have required her to manage, organise and co-ordinate multiple jurisdictions and which have required the implementation of complicated transaction structures.

Stephen O'Grady, Restructuring & Insolvency

Stephen advises lenders, corporates, directors, investors, insolvency practitioners and other key stakeholders in a range of domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency circumstances.  He has a mixed contentious and non-contentious practice, specialising in the technology, financial services and real estate sectors. Stephen is also a leader of the firm's blockchain and crypto assets projects.

Emma Tait, Real Estate

Emma specialises in planning and environmental law. She has particular expertise advising on high-value single site development projects, including obtaining planning consents, negotiating planning agreements, navigating appeals, and advising on compulsory purchase processes. Emma advises UK and international clients on the development of major sports stadia, logistics, office, hotel, residential, leisure, and student accommodation schemes. She also advises on the planning and environmental aspects of real estate, corporate, and financing transactions.

The new senior counsel are:

  • Joe Aiston, Employment, Pensions & Mobility.
  • James Bryden, Disputes & Investigations.
  • Paul Blakeway, Disputes & Investigations.
  • Roxane Davey, Employment, Pensions & Mobility.
  • Christopher Komodromou, Real Estate.
  • Aansa Malik, Banking & Finance.
  • Gareth McCarter, Banking & Finance.
  • Julia Ofer, Corporate.
  • Clare Reynolds, Financial Services Regulatory.
  • Shilpa Vaswani, Real Estate

23 lawyers have also been appointed to senior associate in recognition of their high performance and client feedback this year.

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