Squire Sanders Hammonds’ Managing Partner for Europe, Peter Crossley, has won ‘Management Partner of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards, held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The award comes on the back of Hammonds’ transatlantic tie up with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey last month, making it one of the top 25 global legal practices with approximately 1,275 lawyers working in 37 offices throughout the world, including Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester.
Richard Lloyd, Editor of Legal Business, said: “Our judges have recognised Peter's superb achievement in leading Hammonds into a game-changing merger with US firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in 2010, putting his firm on a stronger footing by securing its status in the global legal services market. All this has been achieved with the characteristic grace that has won him many admirers in the market.”
Commenting on Peter’s success, Chief Operating Officer Sue Nickson, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and a very well deserved accolade. Peter has served as managing partner of Hammonds for six years and it is fair to say that his enthusiasm and commitment has helped transform the firm. As one of the architects of the combination with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, his vision and drive brought about the launch of our new firm in less than six months and enabled us to realise our ambition to build a genuinely global business.
“The annual Legal Business Awards celebrate the very best in the legal profession and are among the most highly respected awards in the legal calendar. We could not be more proud of Peter’s success.”
Legal Business is the market-leading monthly magazine for the UK and global legal market. Published 10 times a year, the magazine reaches over 25,000 readers across the UK and in the key financial centres of Europe, Asia and the US. Its surveys and critiques are regularly the subject of reports and commentary in the national press.
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