National law firm Shoosmiths has appointed corporate partner Amit Nayyar, to the Milton Keynes office.
Amit joins the firm from Hogan Lovells' London office, where he was a leading corporate partner with a focus on private equity and mergers and acquisitions. Previous to this, Amit held positions at White & Case and Pinsent Masons.
Recognised as a 'Rising Star' (IFLR 1000), Amit is described as 'supremely smart and dedicated' (Legal 500) and as someone who 'gets off the fence, gives practical advice and finds solutions' (Chambers 2016).
Amit has acted as lead counsel on a variety of high-profile buy outs, bolt on acquisitions, management incentive plans and exits both on domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions. He is also actively involved in outbound and inbound investment work in India.
Amit's previous work includes advising Rothschild (Five Arrows Principal Investments); Advent International; Trilantic Capital Partners; Foundation Investment Partners; Kelso Place and DTVF.
Sanjeev Sharma, corporate partner at Shoosmiths and head of the Milton Keynes office, said: 'Amit has an impressive track record of fantastic work nationally and globally and his wealth of experience will strengthen our hugely successful national corporate offering.'
Amit Nayyar commented: 'I am very excited to become part of such a forward thinking, growing firm that's well known for its exceptional advice and client service. I look forward to working with Sanjeev, making my mark here and to playing my part in continuing to grow the outstanding MK corporate team.'
Shoosmiths' corporate team advises public and private companies, management teams, investors and debt providers through the business life cycle. Shoosmiths work with businesses from start-up and first round finance through to mergers and acquisitions, MBO and MBI transactions, development funding and on exits, by way of sale, listing or private equity investment.
Nationally, the corporate team is ranked in joint first place by deal volume in Experian's UK Deal Review and Advisor League Table. The team was recognised for its mergers and acquisitions expertise at the 2015 M&A Awards, winning the Law Firm of the Year category.