Lewis Silkin promotes three to partner across Employment and Commercial practices
01 April 2021
Leading law firm Lewis Silkin today announces the promotion of David Samuels, David Hopper and Alan Hunt to its partnership, adding further strength to the firm’s market-leading Employment and Commercial practices.
David is an employment law specialist, advising on both contentious and non-contentious issues for clients, with particular expertise in matters involving team moves, the appropriation of confidential information and the applicability of restrictive covenants.
David specialises in industrial relations and collective employment law. He regularly advises employers on strategies for engaging with their trade unions and other employees’ representatives, and on the implementation of complex business reorganisations, business transfers and labour cost reductions.
Alan is a commercial lawyer specialising in the drafting and negotiation of commercial and technology contracts and the development, protection and exploitation of intellectual property assets. He is Deputy Co-Head of the firm's Media & Entertainment group and Co-founder of Lewis Silkin’s network for decision makers of luxury, lifestyle and premium brand businesses – The Collective by Lewis Silkin.
Richard Miskella, Joint Managing Partner at Lewis Silkin, commented:
“Our people are at the heart of our firm and the service we provide to our clients, and it gives me real pleasure to recognise the contribution and progression of these outstanding individuals and welcome them to the partnership. Each of them encapsulates our promise to clients to deliver innovative solutions and accessible, empathetic legal advice at this time of significant disruption as we help them protect and develop their most important assets – their people and ideas. Congratulations to them all.”
Giles Crown, Joint Managing Partner at Lewis Silkin, said:
“As we continue to strengthen our position as a leading legal and related services firm for creative, innovative and tech-focused businesses our success as a firm will be determined by the success of our exceptional talent. I warmly welcome David, Alan and David to the partnership and look forward to working with them to continue to enhance our service to clients and to drive continued growth for Lewis Silkin.”
These promotions (which take effect as of April 1st) bring the total number of partners at Lewis Silkin to 69 across its offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Dublin and Hong Kong.