City law firm Fox Williams LLP is delighted to announce the arrival of two senior partner hires. Andrew Woolf joins the Corporate group from Irwin Mitchell where he was Head of Corporate in the London office and Phillip Hope joins from Dentons and will become head of the Fox Williams Real Estate team.

Andrew Woolf has a keen interest in the financial services and technology sectors.  His appointment further strengthens Fox Williams’ growing profile as a specialist advisor to companies operating in these sectors.  Andrew has vast experience of advising on both domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other forms of fundraising, including private equity and venture capital.  Drawing on his experience as an in-house lawyer and a corporate financier he is able to provide his clients with comprehensive legal and commercial solutions.

Phillip Hope will head–up Fox Williams’ Real Estate team where he will further develop its international strategy.  Phillip specialises in advising individual and corporate clients on the investment, acquisition and development of commercial real estate, with a particular focus on advising overseas clients investing in the London market.  In addition, he has considerable experience in regeneration schemes for which he advises a number of government agencies and local authorities.  Phillip also acts for hospitality and leisure clients in relation to acquisitions, disposals and ongoing management arrangements.

Paul Osborne, Fox Williams’ Senior Partner, said:

“Andrew and Phillip are key strategic hires for Fox Williams.  We are delighted they have chosen to join us at a very exciting time in the firm’s development.  Both are proven business builders and their appointments – together with that of Jonathan Segal at the end of last year – highlights our specialist sector focus, our expanding international practice and growth in our chosen sectors and practice areas.”

Andrew Woolf, said:

“Fox Williams has an established reputation for corporate work within the technology and financial services space and I’m excited to be part of a team that has ambitious plans to grow its profile significantly in these sectors.  My skill-set and past experience are complemented by that of the wider Corporate and sector teams at Fox Williams and I look forward to helping to develop the business amongst both domestic and international clients.”

Phillip Hope, said:

“This is a great opportunity for me to develop Fox Williams’ Real Estate practice as part of the firm’s wider strategy to grow its international client base and sector focus.  I was attracted to Fox Williams for its partner-led approach and the potential firmly to establish the credentials of the Real Estate team as a ‘go to’ advisor for our target clients and sectors.”

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