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DWF adds five new partners across four offices

20 October 2022

DWF, the global provider of integrated legal and business services, has bolstered its teams in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Saudi Arabia with five partner hires in just one week.

The new hires - who joined in early October - will begin their roles in the Corporate, Dispute Resolution and Finance & Restructuring teams.

James Wilson joins as a Corporate partner in the London office specialising in equity capital markets. Having built strong relationships with a number of broking houses, his work focuses on IPOs, dual listings, and fundraising, among others.

Specialist construction lawyer and formerly a DWF director, Jonathan Gaskell, re-joins as a transactional Partner in the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy practice in Edinburgh, where he will lead on commercial development projects.

In Belfast, two new partners will boost the team. Olivia O'Kane joins the team as a Dispute Resolution partner and specialist in technology and media law litigation, while Corporate partner Scott Kennedy, an expert in advising early stage technology companies, also joins in Belfast.

Middle East specialist, Leopold Zentner, joins DWF's office in Riyadh. His work primarily focuses on advisory and transaction execution of greenfield and brownfield projects in the country.

Paul Rimmer, CEO of Legal Advisory at DWF said: "We're delighted to welcome five new partners to our global business. They are very talented lawyers who will bring a wealth of experience to their respective offices and teams."

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