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Fox Williams boosts practice with appointment of new partner

Fox Williams has today announced that Dearbhla Quigley, a corporate lawyer specialising in equity capital markets, M&A and private fundraisings, has joined the City law firm as Partner. Dearbhla joins from Watson Farley & Williams, where she was Partner.

Dearbhla advises both public and private companies and has significant experience working on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including initial and secondary offerings on the AIM market, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and joint ventures.

Paul Osborne, Senior Partner at Fox Williams commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Dearbhla to Fox Williams. Her experience and capabilities are a boost to our corporate offering and client base, including AIM market companies. Dearbhla is a valuable addition to the firm.”

Previously recognised as one of The Lawyer’s “UK Hot 100 Lawyers” and recommended by both Chambers and Legal 500, Dearbhla has extensive experience advising clients in the mining, oil & gas and renewable energy sectors. She also advises early stage businesses in the technology sector, as well as companies with interests in real estate.

“Dearbhla is a highly regarded and energetic partner with an excellent reputation in the AIM market. Her deep knowledge of the natural resources and renewable energy sectors and increasing experience in the technology sector provide additional strength and depth to our team,” said Richie Clark, Partner and Head of Corporate at Fox Williams.

Dearbhla Quigley commented: “I am delighted to have joined Fox Williams. The firm’s reputation for high quality corporate work across a range of sectors brings with it a host of opportunities and I look forward to developing my career further as a member of this ambitious and well-regarded team.”

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Law firm significantly strengthens Securities Litigation practice

Fox Williams has today announced that Andrew Hill, a dispute resolution partner specialising in securities litigation, has joined the City law firm. Andrew joined the firm from Stewarts Law LLP, where he was a partner.

Andrew is at the forefront of developing securities litigation in the UK, helping clients who are shareholders in UK public companies seek compensation when they have been misled. He drove the launch of the UK’s first such claim against a public company – the high-profile and ground-breaking case against Tesco PLC for a large group of institutional investors, following Tesco’s admission of a profit overstatement.

“We are delighted that Andrew has joined us. Andrew has deep expertise advising on complex, cutting edge and high-value litigation for sophisticated financial institutions and institutional investors including in group or ‘class actions’. His experience and capabilities complement our expanding dispute resolution practice and bolster our financial services sector expertise” said Paul Osborne, senior partner at Fox Williams.

“Andrew is a very experienced, accomplished and highly regarded litigator. He has been proactive in the new area of securities litigation in London. His expertise and proven ability in this area will enable Fox Williams to obtain redress for institutional investor claimants against public companies who mislead the market. Andrew is a valuable addition to the Fox Williams team,” said Gavin Foggo, head of the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation department.

Andrew Hill commented: “I am excited to join Fox Williams, a firm which already offers business clients a breadth and depth of experience and expertise that is an increasingly compelling alternative to the magic circle. Together, we can now help our clients protect the value of their investments, foster a more transparent market, and drive better corporate behaviour.”

Fox Williams has also appointed Adam Fortune, a barrister by background and an experienced litigator and arbitrator, to join the firm’s senior associate ranks. Adam has acted on a range of domestic and cross-border commercial disputes and specialises in corporate and investment banking litigation and IT disputes. He also has experience in civil fraud litigation and adds to the strength and depth of the firm’s offering to clients.