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Lewis Silkin bolsters corporate team with two hires

03 November 2011

City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announced that Graham Reid has joined as partner in the firm’s corporate practice as of 31 October.

City law firm Lewis Silkin LLP today announced that Graham Reid has joined as partner in the firm’s corporate practice as of 31 October.

Graham joins the firm from Finers Stephens Innocent, where he advised on all aspects of banking law and a variety of domestic and cross-border issues for lenders, borrowers and investors related to derivatives, securities, refinancings, restructurings, and acquisitions. In particular, his expertise in project and property finance is highly regarded within the marketplace. His range of experience includes advising on structured finance products and investments; financing for acquisitions and restructurings of AIM-listed companies; debt, investment and development finance; capital market issues, including bonds and equity securities; and offshore fund structures.

This addition to the corporate team – now totalling 26 fee earners – also follows the recent hire of barrister Owen Watkins, who joined the firm from Kaye Scholer. Owen has more than 20 years of experience in financial services regulation including roles at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Securities and Investments Board. He specialises in advising clients on matters related to the Financial Services and Markets Act (FSMA) including the regulatory authorisation process, financial promotion and marketing materials compliance, suitability of company manuals and procedures, and FSA enforcement actions. He also serves as editor of Gore-Browne on EU Company Law. 

Commenting on these appointments, Head of Lewis Silkin’s Corporate Department Jo Evans said: 

“We are delighted to welcome Graham and Owen to the team and to the firm. Representing nearly four decades of experience between them, they bring to clients a valuable perspective and add significant depth to the corporate team. In particular, Graham’s highly regarded expertise in project and property finance and Owen’s depth of experience in financial services regulation add yet another dimension to our client offer.”

For further information please contact:

Mark Grant
Director of Business Development
Lewis Silkin LLP
5 Chancery Lane
Clifford's Inn
London
EC4A 1BL

T: +44 (0) 20 7074 8226

E: Mark Grant

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