gunnercooke ramps up London presence with four new Corporate Partners

July 1, 2019

Challenger law firm, gunnercooke, has strengthened its London team bringing in four new partners and significantly boosting its corporate and finance presence in the City.

Matthew Cahill, Simon McLeod, Graham Reid and Max Beazley have joined gunnercooke as partners.

Capital Markets and Structured Finance partner, Matthew Cahill, draws on over 20 years’ magic circle law firm experience advising on complex transactions for some of the world’s leading financial institutions.  Highly praised over his career in Chambers, the Legal 500 and many other directories, Matthew brings vast international experience to gunnercooke.  He has previously been a partner at Clifford Chance and Sidley Austin.

Max Beazley joins gunnercooke as a corporate and commercial partner.  He was previously at Dorsey & Whitney and has been recommended by Chambers UK and Legal 500 since 2017. Max is an international M&A and Equity Capital Markets lawyer, and acts as a trusted advisor to early-stage businesses on fundraising transactions, commercial contracts, and general corporate work.

Graham Reid joins gunnercooke from Lewis Silkin.  He is involved in all aspects of finance acting for lenders and borrowers.  His clients include financial institutions, FCA authorised parties, corporates and individuals.

Simon McLeod is a Corporate and Commercial lawyer specialising in all aspects of corporate, both public and private, finance and commercial legal work. He has regularly been commended in the Legal 500.  He joins from Goodman Derrick.

gunnercooke has markedly intensified its recruitment drive in London in a bid to build on its strength and depth in corporate and finance talent. 

Sarah Goulbourne, co-founder of gunnercooke, commented:

“We are delighted to welcome these four expert lawyers to gunnercooke, as part of our strategy to build a market leading corporate and finance team in London. Their experience as trusted advisors to their clients and the diversity of their networks will add great strength to our very busy City practice and the firm in general.  Increasingly we are attracting highly skilled, ambitious practitioners to our firm, who have the appetite to build outstanding practices, and I’m excited at the momentum that this is creating in our business plan.”

Photo L to R Simon McLeod, Matthew Cahill, Graham Reid and Max Bealey.