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13 May, 2020 - 07:45 By Tony Quested

Howes Percival expands Milton Keynes office with key senior hire

Law firm Howes Percival has expanded its Milton Keynes-based Corporate, Commercial, and Banking team with the return of Andy Harris. 

Harris was a partner at Howes Percival until 2008 when he left to head-up Dentons’ Milton Keynes’ Corporate Commercial practice. He is one of the most recognised and experienced corporate lawyers in the region. 

Harris is noted as a leading corporate and commercial expert by both Chambers and Legal 500 legal directories. With over 30 years’ experience as a transactional and advisory corporate, commercial lawyer, he has extensive experience in M & A work, private equity, funding work, and reorganisations. 

He has specific expertise in the automotive and manufacturing sectors and is experienced in advising on cross-border and international transactions. His client portfolio includes prestigious owner-managed businesses and well-known UK-based companies. 

Howes Percival’s national Corporate, Commercial and Banking team has grown significantly in the last two years, following a restructure and a series of eye-catching hires. 

The restructure created three dedicated service lines to enable the firm to offer a more specialist service to clients. It was also a key part of Howes Percival’s strategic aim to be the go-to law firm for each of the key markets it operates in. 

Partner and head of Corporate, Commercial and Banking at Howes Percival, Daniel Banton, said: “Over the last few years we’ve invested heavily in our team across all of our offices and that strategy is paying dividends, even in these unprecedented times. 

“We had a very strong pipeline of deals before the lockdown measures were introduced and whilst some transactions have temporarily paused, it is clear that certain transactions in particular sectors are continuing to progress. Fortunately, our teams are able to work remotely with minimal disruption.”

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