Law firm O’Connors grows to eight partners with three key promotions

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4 March 2016


O'Connors Logo200Law firm O’Connors LLP has promoted Kerry Boyle, Pamela Rafiq and David Malone to partnership, creating an eight partner firm.

The new partners have all been with the firm for some time and their promotion is in recognition of the value they bring to client projects and the increasing role they will be playing in the development and management of the business.

Based in Liverpool and London, O’Connors offers a unique blend of corporate, commercial, insurance and regulatory expertise and handles legal work for a wide range of businesses, from SMEs to multi-nationals.

Kerry is a commercial and regulatory lawyer with expertise in financial services and general insurance and advises businesses across these sectors, both nationally and internationally. Kerry has particular experience of the contractual and regulatory aspects of insurance captives.

Pamela is an insurance and regulatory lawyer and is one of the UK’s leading experts on the legal services sector. Working alongside the firm’s corporate and commercial lawyers, Pamela has been instrumental in the structuring of some of the most innovative legal businesses in recent times.

David is a corporate lawyer and leads many of the firm’s M&A transactions and group re-organisations. David has significant private equity experience and advises sponsors and fund managers on establishing and structuring new private equity funds.

Commenting on the promotions, managing partner Mark O’Connor said: “These are key appointments for us as we continue to develop our team and build for the future. The promotions recognise the key roles that Kerry, Pamela and David play in our business and the trust that our clients place in them.

Our focus on corporate, commercial, insurance and regulatory work is as strong today as it was when we launched the firm 12 years ago and with activity in all these areas increasing steadily year on year I can see us making further appointments in the near future.”

O’Connors was founded in 2003 to offer a radical alternative to the traditional law firm advisory model. The O’Connors model enables its experienced lawyers to stay hands-on at all times, create best-of-breed teams for each assignment and deliver better support, cost control and results. This model has helped the firm to gain a reputation for clear thinking and for helping clients to manage risks and opportunities more effectively – wherever in the world they are doing business.

 



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