Chambers Recommended Partner joins Trethowans Corporate Team
08/25/2010

Salisbury and Southampton Solicitors Trethowans has bolstered its Corporate Team with the lateral hire of Chambers ‘Leading Individual’ Nick Gent as a Partner.

Online PR News – 25-August-2010 – – Salisbury and Southampton Solicitors Trethowans has bolstered its Corporate Team with the lateral hire of Chambers ‘Leading Individual’ Nick Gent as a Partner.

Nick is a corporate finance lawyer, advising on mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins, structured finance, private equity funding, and joint ventures. Nick joins Trethowans from Blake Lapthorn where he was a partner in the corporate team. He has also worked on secondment as in-house counsel to a quoted Plc.

Nick qualified in 1994 and is recognised as a leading individual in the South and is a recommended lawyer in both the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and Legal 500.

He is described as a ‘stand-out lawyer’ in Legal 500 and is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers in relation to Corporate and M&A work, being ‘praised for his commercial outlook, with clients appreciating his ability ‘to simplify complex legal terminology into plain English’.

Nick is very well known in the Southampton business community and has recently advised on a number of the South’s significant deals including:

• The sale of Kylmar (KMC) Limited, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of sensor and optical surveillance systems for military and security applications, to General Dynamics;

• Raising $13m as development capital from two US corporate investors for a client in the energy sector

• Funding in respect of the MBO of the Raymond Brown Group.

Commenting on his arrival, Nick said, “As someone who has worked in the corporate finance arena in this region for many years, I am delighted to join the Corporate Team at Trethowans. Trethowans has an excellent client base and a growing reputation for the quality of its corporate transactional services. The firm continues to invest in key areas and I look forward to being part of the ongoing development and success of its corporate practice”.

Mike Watson, Head of the Corporate Team at Trethowans, said the appointment showed the continued commitment to improving the strength and depth within the firm for the benefit of its clients. “I am delighted to welcome such a talented, well-regarded individual to the firm. Nick’s arrival underlines our commitment to providing the very best service for our commercial clients. With the high quality lawyers that we already have here, the firm is better placed than ever to look after the needs of its clients”.

For more information regarding Trethowans corporate team visit Salisbury and Southampton Solicitors http://www.trethowans.com