Squire Patton Boggs has been named Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Insider Dealmakers Awards for the North West. Manchester Corporate partner Giles Chesher and colleagues in the Global Corporate Practice were present to collect the award at the gala event held on 26 October at the Manchester Central conference venue.
The annual Insider Dealmakers Awards recognise the best in North West England’s corporate finance sector. This year saw an unprecedented, record-breaking number of entries. In evaluating the Law Firm of the Year category, the judges cited Squire Patton Boggs’ high-quality deals and great momentum as well as an innovative approach to supporting tech start-ups.
“It’s great to see this recognition for the team and the whole office,” commented Giles Chesher. “We have had a great year, privileged to work with great clients and on excellent deals, locally and internationally. These kinds of transactions involve not just members of our superb corporate finance team on the ground here, but also colleagues in tax, property, employment, environmental, in fact from across all the specialist legal services we offer.
“We have also developed our multidisciplinary industry groups in sectors such as chemicals, consumer goods, diversified industrials, energy, life sciences, and particularly in technology, where we’ve shown real leadership in supporting start-ups and fast-growth companies.”
“This is another fantastic award that our team in Manchester richly deserves”, said Rob Elvin, Manchester office managing partner. “The judges not only highlighted our deal track record, but also understood the wider momentum the team has been building. We have been making major investments in Manchester, developing our services, keeping ahead of the curve on issues such Brexit and the Northern Powerhouse, expanding our teams, hiring new partners such as Andrea Cropley, James Fitzgibbon and Nick Helm, and will soon be relocating to significant new office space.”
The Law Firm of the Year award is the latest in a series of accolades for the Manchester office which include AIM Deal of the Year, North West Insider Dealmakers Awards, 2016; International Deal of the Year, the Rainmaker Awards NW (UK), 2016; Partner of the Year for office managing partner Rob Elvin, Manchester Legal Awards, 2016; and Deal of the Year (£10-50 million), North West Insider Dealmakers Awards, 2015.