Shoosmiths names new head of its mobility sector

July, 2022 - Milton Keynes, England

Law firm Shoosmiths has announced the new head of its mobility sector.

Jonathan Smart, partner and head of mobility at ShoosmithsJonathan Smart, a partner in its advisory services division, is taking over the role from Robin Webb who has recently become the new head of Shoosmiths’ national commercial practice. 

Now leading the sector, Jonathan will oversee Shoosmiths’ growth across automotive, rail, aviation, marine, logistics and the future of transport.

The firm’s client list includes global brands such as Volkswagen Group, Mercedes-Benz, Porterbrook and Hitachi Rail.

Jonathan joined Shoosmiths in 2012, becoming partner in 2019. He specialises in complex and high value commercial disputes and will continue supporting clients in his new role.

Jonathan Smart, partner and head of mobility at Shoosmiths, said:

“Mobility is a rapidly evolving sector. Shoosmiths is supporting businesses across multiple industries to plan and adapt to current changes, such as automation and electrification, helping them also to maximise emerging opportunities and mitigate risk. 

“Robin has built a market-leading mobility sector and our vision is to continue that success - furthering our pre-eminence in mobility and the legal insight we provide to clients.
“We also want to carry on shaping the future mobility landscape. Our team was recently named as a key respondent on the Law Commission’s report into automated vehicles and is also supporting new research into innovative technologies, including Battery-as-a-Service.”

Robin Webb, partner and head of Shoosmiths’ national commercial practice, added:

“From global automotive brands, to the world’s largest logistics businesses, train manufacturers and super yacht firms, clients are increasingly putting their trust in Shoosmiths to help navigate changing legislation and the mobility ecosystem. 

“We’ve established a leading sector team that includes experts from across the firm, spanning real estate, commercial and corporate. I’m looking forward to supporting Jonathan and believe under his leadership Shoosmiths mobility will continue to thrive.”