Global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that seven senior lawyers will join its London office in a major expansion of its global disputes capabilities.
The shareholders include Kathryn Garbett, Jo Rickards, Claire Broadbelt, Annabel Thomas, Martin Shobbrook, Hannah Blom-Cooper, and Matt Hancock.
Previously, Garbett was a division head at Mishcon de Reya LLP, overseeing the work of the firm’s Fraud Defence and Business Disputes group, White Collar Crime and Investigations Group, and Tax Disputes and Investigations group.
Rickards was the head of the White-Collar Crime and Investigations Group, while Broadbelt was head of the Fraud Defence and Business Disputes Group where she worked alongside partners Thomas, Shobbrook, and Blom-Cooper.
Hancock was also a contentious regulatory specialist in the Finance and Banking Disputes Group.
Garbett and Broadbelt will co-chair the Civil Fraud and Business Disputes practice at Greenberg Traurig in London, while Rickards will chair the White Collar Defence and Investigations practice in London.
This expanded team “will enhance and complement London’s highly regarded practices” in M&A, funds, real estate, tax, capital markets, restructuring, and other core capabilities in what will soon be a London office of nearly 120 lawyers.
Greenberg Traurig’s London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan and Warsaw offices have collectively grown to more than 400 lawyers during the pandemic. The firm’s expanded London Litigation Practice will be made up of some 40 fee earners, including nine shareholders.
Richard A. Rosenbaum, executive chairman of Greenberg Traurig, said: “Our addition of these superb lawyers will bring the number of London lawyers added during the pandemic to about 50 and our litigation practice here to almost one-third of the office.”
In a joint statement, Garbett and Broadbelt said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to serve our clients and to develop our practice on the Greenberg Traurig international platform. We have a depth of experience and a breadth of talent which will complement and add value to the firm’s existing business.”