Glasgow – 7 May – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Leading legal services organisation DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary (“DLA Piper”) has announced the promotion of Peter Kelly to partner in its increasingly successful banking team.
The news comes as Project Layfayette, in which Peter advised Bank of Scotland, completes. This multi-jurisdiction corporate acquisition saw Peter lead a team located in Glasgow, Palo Alto, Hong Kong and Stockholm. It is an example of the type of international deals which DLA Piper Scotland is regularly involved in. The deal creates a clear global leader in the dynamic mobile phone and PDA internet retailing market. Other recent high profile transactions include the financing of the St Enoch centre in Glasgow, US based Mills Corporation’s first move into the Scottish market.
The calibre and quality of deals which DLA Piper’s Scottish banking team is currently advising on underlines its position as a key player in the sector. Over the past year the team has completed 115 deals worth £6.3bn in total for the likes of HBoS and RBS.
Peter’s promotion means there are now four dedicated banking partners spanning the Glasgow and Edinburgh offices. The eight-strong fee earner team is set to grow further still.
Peter, who is based in Glasgow, joined DLA Piper three years ago as an associate from McGrigor Donald. He is qualified to practice law in Scotland and England.
Commenting on his promotion Peter Kelly said: “We are working on some of the best banking deals in Scotland. Just look at what we’ve achieved over the past year. The quantity, quality and value of deals we’ve advised on says a lot about our growing influence in the marketplace.”
Michael Collins, Office Managing Partner of the Glasgow office said: “Peter’s commercial and pro-active attitude typifies our approach. He has proven time and again his understanding of our clients’ requirements. He’s built strong relationships with them which have been influential in generating their ever increasing demand for our specialist banking services.”