Executive partners for law firm DWF

PignatelliWayne LawrenceLaw firm DWF has appointed partners Paul Pignatelli (far left) and Wayne Lawrence (near left) as executive partners in the firm’s Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.

Mr Pignatelli and Mr Lawrence are key dealmakers in the Scottish market, each with more than 15 years’ experience as corporate partners.

Scotland is an important market for DWF where the firm employs 158 staff and has 30 partners delivering the full range of commercial legal services across a range of sectors.

The team have recently worked on a range of high-profile instructions including advice offered to Transport Scotland on the Caledonian Sleeper and ScotRail franchises; acting for Capita on more than £150m of acquisitions since January 2015; and acting for the sellers and management team on the £20m MBO of PDG Helicopters.

DWF’s managing partner and chief executive Andrew Leaitherland, said: “We have ambitious plans for DWF in Scotland, and Paul and Wayne have the leadership experience and collaborative approach to help deliver our strategic business goals.

“The executive partner role is pivotal in shaping a strategy for each office to ensure we continue to effectively support our clients and people. It is with the full support of their colleagues that we wish Paul and Wayne all the best in their new roles.”

 Both appointments are with immediate effect.

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