Michael Cantwell, who is joining the firm from Chadwick Lawrence, has strong links with a number of corporate finance teams in the city, through extensive experience in the field of mergers & acquisitions and private equity.
His previous work includes advising high profile clients in sport and property development on transactions worth in excess of £100 million.
Mr Cantwell said:
“The practice is exceptionally well placed to capitalise on the growth in transactional activity with its impressive corporate platform and substantial regional footprint. I am looking forward to playing a key role in this.”
Following graduation with a fist class degree in law from Napier University, Edinburgh in 2006, Mr Cantwell started his legal career at Walker Morris and Gordons before joining Chadwick Lawrence.
Richard Fergusson, managing partner of the Leeds office of hlw Keeble Hawson, said:
“This appointment is a great asset to our growing commercial team and reflects a significant upsurge in our client work.”
The appointment comes at a formative period of growth for the Leeds office which has expanded the team by 16 per cent in recent months with three appointments.