News | May 24, 2018

Wedlake Bell further bolsters Corporate and Capital Markets practice with two senior hires

City law firm Wedlake Bell has further strengthened its Corporate and Capital Markets practice with the appointment of two Partners, Nigel Taylor and Martin Thomas. Both have joined the firm from Watson Farley & Williams. Nigel Taylor has a wealth of experience on domestic and cross-border private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate structuring. He advises private equity funds, listed and unlisted UK companies and multinationals in a wide-range of sectors from financial services and technology through to transport and logistics, with a particular specialism in insurance and rail. He is recognised in the legal directories as “very accessible, flexible and knowledgeable”.

Martin Thomas specialises in advising on IPOs and secondary offerings of equity and debt on the London capital markets, corporate finance and M&A work, including cross-border and domestic acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and private equity transactions. Previously recognised as one of The Lawyer’s “UK Hot 100 Lawyers” and ranked by both Chambers and Legal 500, Martin advises clients operating in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, renewable energy, natural resources and mining, financial services, real estate and early stage technology.

The new Partners join an already growing Corporate offering at Wedlake Bell and follow Adam Lynch’s appointment as a Partner in the Team in 2017. Nigel and Martin will work alongside the award-winning Corporate practice at Wedlake Bell which combines technical expertise with commercial acumen to deliver a full spectrum of bespoke services to both domestic and international clients.

Martin Arnold, Managing Partner of Wedlake Bell, comments:
“This is a really exciting time for Wedlake Bell’s corporate practice and we are extremely pleased to welcome Nigel Taylor and Martin Thomas to the firm. They will add real value and depth to our thriving Corporate and Capital Markets practice. These appointments reflect the firm’s commitment to growth and the further strengthening of our specialist offering in key sectors to meet client demand.”