Law firm, Shakespeare Martineau, has appointed a new partner in its finance and disputes team to lead the development of the firm’s financial services practice in London.
Previously a partner at Kennedys and Mills & Reeve, Paul Spibey has over 15 years of experience advising banks, fund managers and building societies on a range of issues, including mis-selling of financial services products, fraud and insurance related issues.
Paul will be based at Shakespeare Martineau’s offices on Gracechurch Street and will work closely with the firm’s insurance team, using his expertise to enhance the existing banking and insurance offering for clients in the UK and internationally.
The appointment comes at a time of growth for Shakespeare Martineau in London, which has also seen the firm hire Winston Bell-Gam as energy and infrastructure finance partner.
Kamran Rehman, partner at Shakespeare Martineau’s London office, said: “As a firm, we pride ourselves on having the capability to truly get underneath the skin of our clients’ businesses. Paul’s knowledge and experience in acting for clients within the financial services and insurance sectors means he is well equipped to advise on complex disputes and his skills will be hugely complementary to our practice.”
Paul Spibey, finance and disputes partner at Shakespeare Martineau, said: “Shakespeare Martineau is a very highly-regarded firm with impressive growth ambitions both in London and globally, so this move felt like a natural progression in my career.
“As we prepare to leave the EU, many firms in the financial services and insurance sectors face confusion over post-Brexit regulation. I look forward to working with them to understand the implications and how the post-Brexit model will affect their operations.”