WFW’s expansion of Corporate practice continues with industry expert partner hire

2 November 2015

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) continues the expansion of its Corporate practice in the London office through its latest addition, new partner Nigel Taylor. Formerly of Clyde & Co, Nigel’s practice spans the full range of corporate transactions, from mergers & acquisitions, corporate structuring, privatisations and joint ventures through to fund raisings, particularly in regards to the commodities, insurance and rail sectors.

Nigel is renowned for his work within the rail industry, recognised by Legal 500 for being “very accessible, flexible and knowledgeable” and advising on concessions, pit to port projects, UK rail franchise bids and mobilisation and implementations.  He has also advised on projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and extensively throughout Asia-Pacific, particularly Mongolia.

WFW has welcomed a number of new partners into its Corporate practice in the past year, including Andy Savage, Martin Thomas and Dearbhla Quigley in London, Arnaud Felix in Paris, Suhail Mirza in Dubai and Adele Hogan in New York.

WFW London Head of Corporate Jan Mellmann said: “Nigel’s extensive corporate practice and the nature of his sector focus make him a great fit for Watson Farley & Williams. His expertise in the commodities, insurance and rail/ transport sectors will help us to continue to grow our services offering within these sector groups and our corporate practice more generally.”

WFW Managing Partner Chris Lowe added: “As a firm our focus remains on what we do best, and that’s complex, cross-border legal advice within our core sectors. Our ability to attract talent like Nigel not only allows us to build our services offering within our key sectors but shows that those in the market see the value in our sector-focussed strategy.”

Partner Nigel Taylor added: “WFW’s strategy and commitment to grow its London Corporate practice within my specialist sectors makes this an exciting opportunity for me to develop my practice and benefit my clients through access to the additional sector-based expertise the firm can offer.”