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DWF further strengthens restructuring and regulation with triple partner hire

01 May 2020
DWF, the global legal business has recruited James Gee, Natasha Atkinson and Stewart Anderson as Partners in its finance and corporate teams in London.

James Gee joins DWF from EY and specialises in financial services regulation and private funds. He will work with the wider corporate, banking and real estate teams to provide a full service offering to fund managers and funds clients, including transactional activity and regulatory advice.

Natasha Atkinson joins DWF as Partner within the Banking & Finance group. She joins from Weightmans where she is recognised for her focus on domestic and international insolvency work. She advises a variety of funds, investment and clearing banks, corporates, management teams, property advisors as well as restructuring professionals. She has experience as a specialist insolvency litigator advising on all aspects of insolvency and securities disputes, in particular advising insolvency practitioners on both contentious and transactional matters. 

Stewart Anderson also joins the Banking & Finance practice from BCLP. Stewart advises banks, financial institutions and corporates on mid-market restructuring, including on a wide range of debt restructures, refinancings, disposals and managed exits. 

Iain Shurwood, Head of Banking & Finance at DWF, commented, "We are delighted to welcome Natasha and Stewart to the London team. Their focus on restructuring and insolvency work perfectly complements our growing global business and provides us with additional skills that are increasingly relevant in the current economic climate."

Frank Shephard, National Head of Corporate at DWF, added, "The arrival of James into our corporate group in London further enhances our offering in the funds finance market following the recruitment of Ted Harrison into the London Banking & Finance team last month. It demonstrates the continuing growth in the strength and size of our London Corporate Team."