Shoosmiths continues Belfast growth strategy with corporate hire
Leading UK law firm Shoosmiths continues its ambitious growth plans in Northern Ireland, appointing corporate lawyer Andrew Jennings as partner.
Andrew is dual qualified in Northern Ireland and England and Wales, with a strong reputation for venture capital and private equity work. His experience spans Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, advising a vast array of large local and international companies, private equity funds and fast growth businesses. His appointment mirrors the firm’s focus on infrastructure and energy, Andrew having significant experience within the sector including renewables and alternative energy solutions.
Andrew is ranked as ‘Up and Coming’ in the Chambers and Partners directory, also described in the Legal 500 (2020) as “highly competent, pragmatic and client focused”.
Belfast co-head Mark Blair said: “Andrew’s collaborative and client-focused reputation makes him the perfect fit for our Shoosmiths Belfast office. With extensive corporate experience paired with specialist infrastructure and energy knowledge, his appointment will no doubt be a success both internally and with clients.”
Andrew said: “The Shoosmiths Northern Ireland team has had rapid growth to date and I am excited to build upon its ambitious practices. I look forward to working with the national corporate team with its strong private equity credentials, as well as growing the firm’s infrastructure and energy presence within the local market.”
Shoosmiths continues its growth strategy in Northern Ireland with recent key appointments including corporate lawyer Grant Edwards and finance lawyer Anna Vangrove. The wider UK Shoosmiths corporate team holds leading venture capital practices, regularly advising on more than 200 venture deals a year.