RPC grows corporate team with new partner hire

07 Mar, 2013

RPC, the City law firm, has grown its corporate team with the hire of Anthony Shatz, a Partner from SJ Berwin.

 

Anthony specialises in corporate transactional work with a particular focus on the real estate sector.  His background includes extensive experience of working for funds, including listed and unlisted real estate funds.

 

During his career he has acted on private and public M&A, IPOs, and investment fundraisings for a range of clients including Heron, Melford, Delancey, AXA and British Land. 

 

Anthony’s appointment follows RPC’s recent hires of a three partner corporate team from Wragge & Co in December 2012, bringing the total number of partners in the team to 13.

 

Jonathan Watmough, Managing Partner at RPC, says: “We are growing our corporate team rapidly in response to high demand from clients.  Anthony is perfect for us as he completes the link between our corporate transactional work and our real estate team, which has a fantastic roster of clients.”

 

“His background also means that RPC now has a heavyweight group of partners with experience of advising real estate, private equity and other funds.”

 

“It is rare to see a lawyer’s skillset make such a perfect fit with a firm, and Anthony has the added benefit of being known for offering the kind of commercial, entrepreneurial legal advice that RPC prides itself on.”

 

RPC corporate head Tim Anderson said: “Our corporate team is having a fantastic run at the moment.  We’re doing interesting work for exciting clients and that’s been recognised in the awards we’ve picked up recently.  There’s a real buzz here and the new Partners joining us are adding to that.”

 

RPC’s corporate team grew its revenues by 20% in 2011-12 and will achieve similar growth this year.

 

Tim Anderson continues: “We’re increasingly being seen as peers to Magic Circle and City international firms in terms of the quality of corporate advice and service we provide, particularly on the upper mid-market, significant complex transactions.”

 

Anthony Shatz says: “RPC’s reputation in the market for corporate work has been going from strength to strength recently, and I’m looking forward to adding to its recent successes, and helping to strengthen and consolidate its growing reputation.”

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