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Our International Relationships Board

Whilst all our partners are regularly involved in international matters, our dedicated international relationships board has overall responsibility for all our relationships with overseas firms.

The board comprises Andrew GillenPhilip CheveleyDavid Patient and Caroline Edwards. Their long-standing international experience enables us to select and recommend foreign lawyers for any particular transaction, anywhere in the world.

We choose firms based on the quality of the individuals, not just the reputation of the firm, and our relationships with those individuals are constantly strengthened through working, networking and socialising together. The board also carefully monitors every cross-border transaction in which we are involved, and the quality and delivery of service is closely reviewed to ensure that they continue to meet our clients’ requirements.

If you are a client looking for foreign counsel, or a foreign law firm looking to instruct us on an English law matter, please contact any of our international board partners. 

“A fluent cross-border service is possible thanks to the assistance of trusted overseas firms, with the London team acting as a lynchpin in the management of work across jurisdictions.”

Chambers UK

Andrew Gillen

Andrew Gillen
Corporate Finance Partner

Andrew joined Travers Smith in 1998 and became a partner in 2003. He specialises in UK and cross-border corporate finance including public and private mergers and acquisitions and primary and secondary equity issues.

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Philip Cheveley

Philip Cheveley
Corporate Finance Partner

Philip became a partner in 2005. He has a broad corporate practice based on domestic and international M&A work. He specialises in corporate finance, particularly public company takeovers, mergers, acquisitions, disposals and primary and secondary equity issues, and advises a number of quoted companies and financial intermediaries on the UKLA Listing Rules and Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the Prospectus Rules, the AIM Rules, the Takeover Code and general company law.

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David Patient

David Patient
Managing Partner

David trained at Travers Smith and became a partner in 1999. He established the firm’s Paris office in the same year and, after several years of splitting his time between London and Paris, was appointed Managing Partner of the firm with effect from 1 January 2015.

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Caroline Edwards

Caroline Edwards
Dispute Resolution Partner

Caroline is a partner in our Dispute Resolution Department and a member of the Regulatory Investigations Group. Her practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes, usually involving high value and complex claims, often with an international dimension.

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