Published on 07/05/20

DLA Piper remains ambitious in the Midlands as it moves to new office

In a vote of confidence in the region, DLA Piper is continuing to focus on growth in Birmingham as it prepares for its move to new offices in the prestigious new Two Chamberlain Square later this year.

“Our corporate team has long been a powerhouse of our Birmingham office and we see significant growth in the team over the coming years.  Therefore, I am delighted to announce that Robert Newman has this been promoted to partner with effect from 1 May 2020.” Birmingham Managing Partner, Trevor Ivory, announced.

Robert joined DLA Piper in 2014 and his practice focuses on equity capital markets, regularly advising clients on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, compliance and ESG issues. He advises on domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital/VC investments, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. In addition, Robert heads up the Life Sciences sector in Birmingham and is a member of the London Stock Exchange’s Midlands Regional Advisory Group.

DLA Piper’s Head of Corporate in Birmingham, Noel Haywood, said: “I would like to congratulate Rob on this well-deserved promotion to partner. Our team has been leading the market on high value, strategic and multi-jurisdictional mandates for over a decade. Rob deepens our offering and first class execution and advisory skills in both equity capital markets and M&A (domestic and international). Rob is both a valued member of our team and a prominent figure in our business community. Rob also brings genuine sector knowledge and insight on the Life Sciences and Real Estate sectors and I look forward to seeing his practice go from strength to strength.”

Trevor Ivory added, “Robert’s promotion reflects our commitment to nurturing and growing our talented people As well as our commitment to Birmingham, which remains a priority market for investment for the firm despite the current crisis.”

In a further sign of its continuing investment in the region, DLA Piper has also announced the promotion six of its Birmingham-based lawyers to the positions of legal director and senior associate. The newly promoted lawyers are: Chloe Barker (global trade and government affairs), Deborah Brown (restructuring) and Gemma Lawrence (finance) (all legal directors) and Daniel Cowley (technology), Laura Howard (finance) and Amber Nixon (real estate) (all senior associates).