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News 13th Apr 2017

Dentons corporate lawyer joins Freeths’ Milton Keynes office

The corporate law team at lawyers Freeths’ Milton Keynes office has seen the welcome addition of Gary Smith, previously at Dentons.

City trained with Rowe & Maw, Gary gained further city experience at Macfarlanes before joining national practice Shoosmiths. A highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, with 20 years standing, he moves from the corporate team at International firm, Dentons in Milton Keynes to joins Freeths as a partner.

Managing Partner of Freeths’ Milton Keynes office, Jonathan Hambleton, commented:

“It is a huge coup to welcome Gary to Freeths’ corporate team as a partner. This adds to the existing capacity of our team of almost 40 corporate lawyers across our 11 national offices, providing strength in depth to clients when it comes to corporate transactions.”

Gary’s expertise covers the full range of corporate and commercial law, including mergers & acquisitions, JVs, private equity (for both PE houses and management teams), shareholder advice and MBOs/MBIs. He has acted for a variety of clients from listed plcs to SMEs and partnerships. Gary’s extensive commercial experience includes advising the likes of Sainsbury’s on key supply contracts and Kier Group plc on commercial agreements.

At the same time Freeths has announced its end of year results, with another consecutive year of growth, hitting income of £72 million at year end at March 2017.

With 11 offices across the UK, Freeths now has a presence in the majority of the main cities and has seen staff numbers increase from 683 in 2015 to a current total of 784.

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