Ashfords LLP expands City corporate team with major lateral hire to strengthen technology focus

National law firm Ashfords is pleased to announce the appointment of Giles Hawkins as a Partner in the Corporate Team. Giles joins the firm from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, providing particular expertise in the technology sector. 

Giles’ practice encompasses both domestic and international corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, venture capital investments, public offerings, reorganisations  and venture debt transactions. He represents a variety of clients including private and public companies, and investment funds.

Ashfords’ Technology Team is nationally recognised for its capabilities and market knowledge in the technology sector. Along with the recent addition of Kaya Elkiner as Head of Patents, Giles’ appointment further strengthens a thriving specialist group, who advise on wide-ranging issues affecting technology companies, from corporate and intellectual property matters to data protection, cyber-security and commercial contracts. 

Giles Hawkins, commenting on his appointment, says:

"I am thrilled to join such an innovative firm. I have known the corporate team for several years and look forward to working closely with the rest of the team to grow and solidify our corporate offering. There are real opportunities in this fast-moving space for such a specialist team, with the legal as well as the technological expertise."

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