UK law firm Shoosmiths has appointmented four new partners.
The senior hires bring with them 70 years of combined experience across the full spectrum of corporate financing, M&A and private equity.
Domestic and cross-border structured finance expert Ali Triptree has moved from Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, where she spent 14 years as a partner acting on both bank and borrower side transactions. Ali particularly enjoys complex cross-border transactions and has particular telecoms finance expertise, as well as holding a track record of developing profitable client relationships and developing lawyers within her team.
David Harrison joined the firm in London at the end of 2018 to strengthen its corporate transactional offering. He has more than 15 years of experience covering the full spectrum of corporate activity, from M&A in both the public and private markets, through to equity capital raisings, investments for private equity funds and family offices and complex, multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganisations. Much of the work which David undertakes is cross-border in nature and it often involves complex international structures. He covers a range of sectors, including energy, natural resources, telecoms and consumer, and has significant experience working in Middle Eastern and African markets.
With 20 years of experience, leader of the London corporate team James Klein has a broad range of corporate and commercial expertise. He also has a role as head of technology for the corporate division. Joining from Penningtons Manches where he led the digital business group and the firm’s San Francisco office, James has advised on a wide spectrum of corporate finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and reorganisations and joint ventures. He also has a strong track record in the tech sector, advising on fundraisings (in particular through his investor connections in the UK and US), venture capital and private equity transactions, having acted for management teams and institutional houses on numerous mid-market private equity deals.
Adding to Shoosmiths’ growing private equity team, Simon Briggs joins from Dechert where he was a partner for six years in the firm’s corporate and securities group. He has more than 20 years of experience in advising private equity houses and corporate clients in a variety of sectors and has a wealth of experience in complex, international telecommunications, financial services and leisure transactions.
Head of Shoosmiths’ corporate division, Stephen Porter said: ’We’re extremely pleased to be attracting exceptionally talented individuals in Ali Triptree, David Harrison, James Klein and Simon Briggs to play key roles in the growth of our corporate practice group.’