Travers Smith LLP has appointed Lucie Cawood as Head of the firm's Private Equity & Financial Sponsors group. She will be assisted in this role by Will Yates as deputy.
Lucie joined Travers Smith in 2003 and became a partner in 2012. With nearly 20 years' experience in private equity, Lucie specialises in complex cross-border M&A and private equity transactions.
Will is a corporate partner who joined Travers Smith in 2007 and was promoted to partner in 2015, specialising in international and domestic private equity and M&A transactions.
Lucie Cawood commented:
"I am delighted to be taking on the Head of role for our market leading Private Equity & Financial Sponsors group. Our successful practice is a result of the collective effort and dedication of multiple talented lawyers who have worked hard over several years to establish its stellar reputation and first-rate portfolio of clients."
Will Yates commented:
"Lucie and I have had the pleasure of working closely together for many years, and I am excited to push forwards our ambitious plans for the group. We have an excellent bench of dedicated private equity partners, senior and junior lawyers, and I am confident this change in leadership will be invigorating."
Kathleen Russ, Senior Partner commented:
"Strategically and financially, our Private Equity practice continues to be a market-leading practice and an important part of our firm's core business. I know that Lucie and Will will continue to drive our long-standing focus acting as trusted advisers to leading and established PE houses and other asset managers."