Trowers & Hamlins, the City, national and international law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of 11 new partners across its offices in London, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. The appointments take effect from 1 April 2012.
The promotions are spread across a broad range of the firm’s disciplines including Banking and Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, International Projects, IP, IT and Projects and Construction.
Jonathan Adlington, Senior Partner, Trowers & Hamlins said:
“The appointment of 11 new partners is a reflection of our development here in the UK and internationally. Over a third of the new intake of partners are from our international offices, which emphasises Trowers’ commitment to our practices in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain and the importance we place on our offering there. The promotions in our Corporate department is a strong testament to the successes we have had in this area and our continued strategy to develop it further. Each new partner both in the UK and internationally has demonstrated technical excellence whilst delivering the highest standards of client care. I would like to congratulate them on their achievement in being promoted and look forward to working with them more closely on leading the firm in its continued success.”
The new partners are :
Saleem Adam, IT, Abu Dhabi
Saleem has been in the Middle East for over 6 years and has worked on a wide range of non-contentious commercial IT transactions for a number of prominent users and suppliers in the UK and the Middle East. He has considerable experience in technology corporate transactions, critical IT procurement deals, outsourcing, licensing and regulatory work relating to both public and private sector companies in various sectors, including financial services, telecoms and the government.
Paula Boast, Projects and Construction, Bahrain
Paula advises on a range of construction and engineering matters in the Middle East region. She specialises in advising commercial clients, investors and developers including government entities, as well as contractors and consultants. She deals with a full spectrum of project sectors and is experienced in litigation, arbitration and the use of alternative dispute resolution.
Nick Green, Corporate, London
Nick has experience in private company business and share acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, shareholders' agreements and general corporate and commercial procedures. Nick also has specialist experience in a number of practice areas including Islamic Finance, financial services, real estate M&A and insolvency. Nick has a particular specialism in international investment funds, both conventional and Shari'ah-compliant, regularly working with Fund promoters and investors from the UK and internationally.
Nick Harrisingh, Corporate, London
Nick is experienced in all aspects of corporate work and in particular UK corporate finance transactions and UK and international mergers and acquisitions (both public and private). Nick specialises in advising on AIM IPOs, secondary fundraisings, public company takeovers including schemes of arrangement, private company M&A and joint ventures. Key sectors include natural resources, voice/data communications and advertising.
Caroline Hayward, IP, London
Caroline advises on all aspects of IP law, including trade marks and passing off, rights in designs, copyright and database right, patents and rights in confidential information; her practice includes advice on advertising content including comparative advertising and misleading publicity, and issues and disputes concerning domain names and the internet.
Brian Howard, Corporate, Bahrain
Brian advises clients in respect of corporate structuring and regulation (including corporate finance, company and group structuring, shareholders' and joint venture arrangements, constitutional documents, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions) in addition to a broad range of commercial and contractual matters.
He also advises a number of private equity clients in respect of Bahraini and offshore fund establishment in addition to international private equity investments and disposals.
Katharine Lewis, Banking and Finance, London
Katharine advises both borrower and lender clients on all aspects of banking and finance law in the UK and internationally predominantly in property and development finance. Katharine also regularly advises private equity clients in relation to existing and new funding arrangements and advises sponsors and local authorities in relation to UK project finance transactions.
Tim Nye, Corporate, London
Tim specialises in mergers and acquisitions focusing on the private equity sector. Tim has advised clients in the health, leisure and real estate sectors and has experience of transactions of a multi jurisdictional nature. Tim's work in the private equity sector has led him to advise and focus on consensual and non consensual corporate restructurings.
Lucas Pitts, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, London
Lucas has been involved in actions in the House of Lords, Court of Appeal and High Court and has experience in arbitrations often with a multi-jurisdictional element. Lucas also specialises in banking disputes, insolvency and fraud as well as commercial litigation.
Edmund Sia, Projects, Abu Dhabi
Edmund specialises in project development and project financing matters and regularly advises project sponsors, lenders and operators, from bidding stage to commercial operations. His experience includes advising on the development of large infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East region, particularly in the power and water sectors.
Tom Wigley, International Projects, London
Tom specialises in the energy sector and infrastructure development and has advised on projects throughout the middle east region. He has advised clients on upstream and downstream oil & gas projects in various jurisdictions in the Gulf and Levant. He has also worked on power and water projects and has advised on IWPP/IPP projects throughout the region.