On July 5th, we held our opening party for our brand new Gatwick offices located in St. John’s House, Crawley. We were delighted to see so many new and familiar faces join us for this occasion. The opening of this new office is a significant development for us, providing us with a unique geographical position in the legal services market. We now have three offices – one located to the North of London, one located to the South of London and one in central London.
Many businesses to the south of London increasingly feel they have to look to city firms for top quality legal advice. We are keen to demonstrate that this is not the case. Our ethos is to spend face to face time with businesses in order to provide them with a personalised and tailored service.
Leading our new Gatwick office are Principals Gurpreet Sanghera (Corporate), Frank Bouette (Commercial) and Sarah Naylor (Banking & Finance). Gurpreet has relocated from our Milton Keynes office to head up the Corporate team in Gatwick, and Frank and Sarah have joined us from Top 20 law firm Irwin Mitchell, a huge endorsement of EMW and our strategy.
Gurpreet has been with us since 2005 and will be focusing on building local networks and forging strong business relationships with large corporates, owner-managed SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Frank is a restructuring lawyer, specialising in guiding entrepreneurs through financially challenging situations for their businesses. Frank also acts on complex offshore and onshore transactions relating to the dissolution and realisation of assets.
Sarah advises institutional lenders on acquisition finance, property & development finance and general lending. She is also one of the UK’s leading advisers to lenders on mortgage and savings products documentation and related regulatory issues.
They are joined by Senior Associate Ian Sharrock (Banking & Finance) who has specialist expertise in advising both lenders and borrowers on key banking issues including acquisition finance, real estate finance and corporate banking; Senior Solicitor Tariq Sayfoo (Commercial) a specialist IP/IT and Commercial Lawyer who advises a broad range of high-growth SMEs and entrepreneurs across all sectors on a full range of commercial issues, from start-up to expansion all the way through to M&A and succession planning. Tariq also has a particular focus on technology, advising many clients in the booming digital tech industry in and around Brighton’s ‘Silicon Beach’; and Paralegal Hannah Morris (Corporate) who works closely with our clients’ in-house legal teams and provides legal assistance to the Gatwick team.
To get in touch with our Gatwick office please call 0345 070 6000
or visit our website at www.emwllp.com