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Farrer & Co announces dispute resolution partner


Gerard Heyes lawyer

Leading law firm Farrer & Co is pleased to announce that Gerard Heyes will be joining the firm on 24 May 2021 as a partner in the Disputes Resolution team

Gerard specialises in financial services litigation, disputes and investigations and in managing contentious risk. He joins from Simmons & Simmons, where he was a managing associate in the London office.

Commenting on the appointment, Siobhan Jones, Head of Disputes Resolution at Farrer & Co says: “Gerard has great experience in a field that we see as strategically important to us. His appointment will add further strength and depth to our existing contentious financial services and regulatory expertise. We look forward to integrating Gerard into the firm and him adding to our client base in the sector.”

Grania Baird, Head of Financial Services Regulatory and Funds at Farrer & Co added: “We are very pleased to welcome Gerard Heyes as a new partner in our Financial Services practice. Gerard’s expertise and experience in relation to contentious issues and regulatory investigations will significantly strengthen the support we can provide to clients in these areas.”

Gerard Heyes said: “I am delighted to join Farrer & Co. The firm’s reputation for world-class disputes services in the domestic and international markets, and breadth of offering across the private wealth and asset management sectors, provide a great opportunity for me to further develop my practice.”

Gerard’s arrival follows the firm’s announcement of nine internal partner promotions in May.

For further information please contact:

Clo Davey, Farrer Kane: [email protected]; 07795 203 181

Sophie Woollands, Farrer Kane: [email protected]; 07841 820 788

About Farrer & Co

Farrer & Co is a leading independent law firm based in London, first founded in 1701. The firm, noted for its technical excellence and breadth of expertise, advises families, businesses, financial services, education and not-for-profit organisations across all aspects of the law, from tax and immigration to safeguarding and dispute resolution.

The Farrer & Co Disputes Resolution team comprises 10 partners and 20 fee-earners. The team advises on complex, high-value and sensitive issues. Much of the work has an international dimension and the team has been involved in proceedings in the Bahamas, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman, Cyprus, Guernsey, Jersey, Singapore, Switzerland and TCI.


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