Latest partner hire for Devonshires strengthens corporate offering

Dual-qualified Helen Curtis joins our Banking, Governance and Corporate team.

Helen’s expertise and wide-ranging client base, including acting for accountants, brokers, business consultants, and venture capitalists, hugely expands our corporate offering. Her advice has spread to several sectors, including fintech, financial services, marketing, hospitality, manufacturing, and recruitment.

Helen’s arrival takes our Partner count up to 43 and her appointment follows that of Matthew Waters, who joined from Bevan Brittan in November.

Helen has over 20 years of experience. She qualified with US firm Shearman & Sterling in 1998, where she was also admitted to the New York Bar, working both in the UK and US.

For seven years she was Assistant General Counsel for a US and Canadian paper mill business and since 2012 has been a partner at Gannons focusing on M&A, investment rounds and restructuring.

Speaking of her appointment, Helen says: “Devonshires is an ambitious firm with excellent credentials. I’m looking forward to bringing my skill set to the team and to help drive further growth in M&A, corporate finance, joint ventures, private equity and restructuring”.

Julian Barker, Head of Banking and Capital Markets at Devonshires and says: “It’s well documented that the legal recruitment market is challenging, so it’s all the more satisfying and is a testament to the firm’s ambition that we can attract top talent like Helen to our growing firm. I wish her well in her Devonshires career and very much look forward to working with her.”

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