Shoosmiths appoints Mark Davis as Belfast partner

Mark Davis
Mark Davis

Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of M&A specialist Mark Davis as a partner in Belfast.

Mr Davis has significant experience in the private equity sector, having worked with a range of clients, including multinational corporates, private equity funds and the offices of wealthy international families.

His appointment as head of the Belfast corporate team is part of the firm’s growth strategy in Northern Ireland, aimed at acting for larger corporates and funds on higher value transactions.

Stephen Porter, UK head of corporate, said: “We’re really pleased to be welcoming Mark at such an important time for the firm, as we continue to grow our national corporate team and our presence in the Belfast market.

“Mark will be playing an important role in building our profile and market presence within the Belfast corporate finance and banking community. His skills and experience will also be an added bonus to our existing real estate, energy, commercial and litigation teams, assisting them on the ground locally.

“Nationally, Mark will also provide additional strength in depth at partner level. With his extensive experience gained at some of London’s leading private equity practices, he will be a valuable addition to our growing PE practice.”

Prior to establishing his own advisory business, Mr Davis held partner roles at Dechert, Taylor Wessing and, most recently McDermott Will & Emery, where he was head of its London corporate practice and co-chair of the firm’s global private equity group.

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