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Charles Russell Speechlys strengthens legal team with three notable lateral hires

Charles Russell Speechlys strengthens legal team with three notable lateral hires


The firm has announced strategic appointments enhancing corporate, M&A, and finance capabilities in London

Charles Russell Speechlys unveiled the addition of three accomplished legal practitioners, reinforcing its London team with distinguished expertise. Alexis Karim, a Corporate Partner, recently joined from DWF, marking a pivotal move in the firm's growth strategy for the upcoming year. Specializing in corporate private M&A, private equity, and venture capital, Karim aims to expand services for corporates and mid-market PE institutions while aligning with the firm's sector focus.

Joining the Corporate team is Giles Dennison, previously a Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, known for his 25+ years' experience in advising on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate governance matters, particularly in the technology, media, and telecoms sectors. His appointment underlines the firm's commitment to scaling its M&A practice and expanding corporate pipelines nationally and overseas.

Further augmenting the team is James Walton, joining the Banking and Finance division from Edwin Coe. With over 25 years' expertise in real estate finance, Walton's proficiency in advising on loan transactions and navigating the evolving litigation funding market enhances the firm's capabilities in meeting heightened client demands and market dynamics.

The firm's leadership expresses enthusiasm about these appointments, acknowledging the added bench strength and the substantial contribution each lateral hire brings to further develop and expand Charles Russell Speechlys' legal offerings in London's legal landscape.

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