Thursfields Strengthens Corporate Team

Thursfields has further strengthened its corporate team with the promotion of Gareth Burge to Director and the appointment of Solicitor, Amy Harron.

Gareth joined Thursfields in April 2014 following a 10 year stint at the London office of an international law firm. His practice covers a broad range of corporate work with particular specialisms in the natural resources and pharmaceuticals sectors. He has experience in advising on deals including strategic alliances (joint venture arrangements and private equity fundraisings), mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and commercial transactions. Since joining Thursfields he has attracted a number of high profile local, national and international clients to the firm.

Amy is a Corporate Solicitor with a broad practice having built a strong reputation with a local owner managed and family business client base.

2014 was a strong year for Thursfields with a 50% growth in turnover. The corporate team advised clients on deals across a number of specialist sectors including advising Turbine Engineering Services (expert in industrial gas turbines) on the acquisition of manufacturing assets from a private equity backed multinational and In2Ambition (specialist education and training provider) on an equity investment from professional investors. Going from strength to strength as a leading corporate adviser in a buoyant market, the team increased its turnover by 30% on the previous year.

Michelle Chamberlain, Head of Commercial Services, commented: “In growing our business, we recognise the need to offer breadth and depth of expertise to our commercial clients. We are pleased with the Corporate team’s strong performance in 2014. We can now offer a credible alternative to city based practitioners.”

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