Two additions to the asset finance team at law
firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) are part of a continued plan to
grow the practice.
Amy Lindemann and Adam Longney both join the
firm’s London office from Norton Rose as senior associates.
Russell Clifford, partner and head of asset
finance at BLP, said the recruits were part of a policy to grow the
asset finance practice which has seen an 85% increase in
“We have invested quite heavily in the asset
finance business over the past year,” said Clifford.
“We wanted to bring in a next generation of
asset finance lawyers so we have spent a number of months looking
for the right people.
Lindemann specialises in shipping and ship
finance and Longney has expertise in rail and rolling stock leasing
although both will work on general asset finance business in plant
and equipment leasing, Clifford added.
BLP’s asset finance practice was earmarked for
growth following a strategic review of the firm’s finance division
18 months ago and revenue from the sector has grown 85% in the last
18 months, Clifford told Leasing Life.
“We think part of that is winning market
share,” Clifford added, “and we’ve done that by making adjustments
to markets we are focusing on and the people we’ve got doing it.
Amy and Adam very much form a part of that.
“For us to be able to attract lawyers of their
calibre is great for us and shows where we are sitting in the
market and the opportunities.
“We feel here there is still a lot of scope
for growth in the business and we see asset finance both in the UK
and internationally as somewhere we want to be investing.”