Gateley Belfast enhances corporate practice
Gateley Belfast strengthens its corporate finance team with the addition of Jose Lazaro, a seasoned expert with diverse cross-border experience
Gateley's Belfast office has expanded its corporate finance capabilities with the appointment of Jose Lazaro. A qualified professional in Spain, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, and England & Wales, Jose brings extensive expertise in corporate, finance, and commercial law, with a focus on mergers & acquisitions, banking transactions, and commercial contracts across Northern Ireland, England & Wales, and Spain. Additionally, he has several years of practical experience providing company secretarial advice.
Jose holds the distinction of being the first Spanish lawyer to qualify in Northern Ireland as a solicitor. In 2022, he was appointed Honorary Vice Consul of Spain in Belfast, further underlining his prominent role in the legal community. He is a member of the Irish Maritime Law Association since 2013 and currently serves as the Secretariat of the Consular Association of Northern Ireland.
Gateley's Belfast office, situated on Donegall Square East, is home to a dynamic team of 30 legal and professional services members, all of whom are dual-qualified, allowing them to practice law and provide advice in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Alison Reid, partner and office head of Gateley Legal in Northern Ireland, expressed delight in welcoming Jose Lazaro to further develop the corporate and commercial offering. With a robust deal pipeline for 2024 and a growing number of transactions anticipated to have an international component, Jose's arrival is deemed opportune.
Jose Lazaro, now an associate at Gateley, shared his enthusiasm for joining the Belfast office, expressing eagerness to leverage his experience and expertise to support the firm's impressive portfolio of local and international businesses, investment firms, financial institutions, and high-net-worth individuals. The strategic addition of Jose is expected to contribute to the continued growth and strength of Gateley's corporate finance team.