Legislation agency Squire Patton Boggs has employed companions into its litigation apply.
Lee Norman and Ben Johnson be part of the corporate from DWF, the place Norman was head of its industrial litigation staff in Manchester.
The pair comply with companions Lucy Webster and Christian Toms, who joined the agency’s London litigation staff in current months.
Norman advises on complicated heavyweight disputes and advisory work throughout the complete vary of company and industrial litigation. His areas of specialism embody disputes arising from M&A and personal fairness offers, shareholdings and partnerships.
He additionally advises on complicated skilled negligence claims and emergency disputes towards staff, administrators and rivals arising from breaches of employment contracts and fiduciary duties, staff strikes and the theft of confidential info.
Johnson gives contentious and regulatory recommendation to purchasers within the banking and finance sector. A specialist within the areas of fraud, fee methods and fintech, he acts for clearing banks, fee service suppliers, asset based mostly lenders and asset finance companies on a variety of points, together with funds regulation, fee processing contracts, and safety guidelines.
He has additionally suggested on excessive profile information privateness issues ensuing from information breaches and felony hacks.
Stephen Sampson, UK head of litigation, mentioned: “Lee and Ben are essential additions, complementing our current London hires and serving to us to additional develop our providers on this subject.”
Rob Elvin, managing associate of Squire Patton Boggs in Manchester, mentioned: “We’re excited that they’ve chosen to affix us; Lee’s litigation expertise in M&A and personal fairness sits nicely alongside the work of our top-tier Company apply, while Ben’s banking and finance specialism collectively along with his experience in massive scale information privateness issues are areas of specific focus for us.”