European law firm Fieldfisher has promoted 14 lawyers to the partnership, effective from 1 May 2019.
The new partners are spread across the firm's London, Birmingham, Manchester, Brussels, Munich and Silicon Valley offices and represent the development of talent across the firm's international footprint.
The promotions will see new partners across a variety of Fieldfisher's practice areas as it looks to support its growth in a number of key business areas, including technology, data privacy, real estate and construction.
This, in conjunction with a strong programme of lateral hires which has seen top quality lawyers join the firm over the past year, adds real firepower to Fieldfisher as it continues to expand.
The latest promotion round takes the total number of partners across the Fieldfisher network to 267.
Commenting on the promotions, Fieldfisher Managing Partner, Michael Chissick, said:
"I am proud that we have achieved such a high level of promotions this year – a record for the firm, both in terms of the number of new partners and the number of offices involved.
"Our latest round of partner promotions reflects the excellent calibre of talent which we have largely developed within the firm and I congratulate all of them on being made partners.
"I am especially proud of the fact that of our 14 new partners, 50% were women – which demonstrates that the work we have been doing to increase the number of female partners at the firm is starting to pay off.
"Those we have made up are respected by both colleagues and clients and I am confident that they will continue to be a credit to Fieldfisher and help drive the firm forward."
The new Fieldfisher partners are:
Amy Reynolds – IP and Technology, Protection and Enforcement, London
Amy specialises in trade mark and brand protection law and has worked extensively with UK and international clients in aviation, finance, energy, fashion, media and consumer products.
Dushal Mehta – Personal Injury, London
Dushal is an expert in all aspects of personal injury work. He acts exclusively for individuals involved in accidents and represents clients in the UK and abroad.
Edward Westhead – Corporate, London
Ed's practice focuses on equity capital markets covering a broad range of corporate finance transactions on both the AIM Market and Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Fabian Reissinger – Employment, Munich
Fabian advises national and international companies in all matters of individual and collective labour law. He is an expert in restructuring, lease of employees, remuneration schemes and compliance.
Felicity Fisher – Privacy, Security and Information, Silicon Valley
Felicity concentrates on privacy-related matters and transactional work with a technology component, primarily in the retail, digital business, pharmaceutical and media rights sectors.
Helen Andrews – Construction, Birmingham
Helen is a specialist in construction law, dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters. Her clients include main contractors, subcontractors, employers, developers and funders.
James Corlett – Brand Development, Franchising, Advertising and Commercial, Manchester
James focuses on brand development, e-commerce, franchising, merchandising and sponsorship. He has particular experience of cross-border trading and advising clients entering new markets.
Katharina Weimer – Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy, Munich
Katharina specialises in advising German and international clients on data protection law, ranging from employee data protection to international data transfers and GDPR matters.
Marsili Hale – Finance, London
Marsili is an expert in peer-to-peer lending in the traditional institutional and fintech spaces. She advises on clients on originating loans, securitisation of loan portfolios and servicing loan books.
Nick Phillips – Real Estate, Birmingham
Nick focuses on real estate transactions, advising major corporates, investors, developers, occupiers, international banks and LPA receivers.
Olivia Woolston Morgan – Technology, Outsourcing and Privacy, London
Olivia advises private and public sector bodies on non-contentious IT law matters, including outsourcing, software licences and development agreements, websites and data protection.
Peter Sellar – Regulatory, Brussels
Peter, who re-joins the firm as partner, advises clients on compliance with regulatory, trade and competition law, including task forces set up within the framework of chemical, biocides and pesticides legislation.
Stephen May – Dispute Resolution, Birmingham
Stephen advises across a range of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on international arbitration and cross-border litigation in contractual, engineering and agency disputes.
Tracey Wright – Dispute Resolution, London
Tracey specialises in substantial arbitration and High Court commercial disputes. She advises UK and international clients on breaches of contract, warranty claims, partnership disputes, negligence, misrepresentation and fraud.
Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy & natural resources, technology, finance & financial services, life sciences and media.
Our network has more than 1,450 people working across 24 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs.
We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.
Fieldfisher was named as a top 20 firm by the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018.
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