LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The highly recommended commodities team of Brian Perrott, Partner and two Assistants, Richard Merrylees and Jason Mantovan, will be joining Holman Fenwick & Willan (HFW) early in the new year. Brian will be joining the Partnership of HFW in London on 1 February 2006. He was formerly Head of Litigation at Cargill and has, over the last five years, built a vibrant international trade and freight practice. Their arrival will boost the firm’s well established Trade & Commodities team and is part of the continuing development of HFW’s Trade & Energy Group.
Chris Swart, Trade & Energy Group Head is delighted that Brian, who originally trained at HFW, is returning to his legal roots with the benefit of 15 years market experience and comments
‘This move will allow the Trade side of the Group to accelerate its development. Brian has a significant practice in areas which dovetail with our Trade practice, which has been growing in both strength and visibility since the Group was formally established nearly three years ago. The arrival of his team will provide a launch pad for further growth, feeding into related areas such as transactional, banking and futures work. It fits in well with our opening of offices in Dubai and Melbourne and will assist in the development of our worldwide Trade practice including in Singapore and China. Brian’s team share the same ambition as the Trade and Energy Group at HFW – to be the lawyers of choice for every commodity. Adding them to our already strong practice accelerates the realisation of that ambition.’