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Keystone strengthens practice with four key senior hires

Keystone Law is pleased to announce that a further four senior lawyers have joined the practice. Andrew Stilton was a partner at SGH Martineau and strengthens our Corporate practice; Lucy Harrold is an IP specialist and former Stephenson Harwood partner; Monica Ma is an employee benefits specialist and former partner at Simmons & Simmons; and Robert Harvey is a former partner at Addleshaw Goddard and joins our Dispute Resolution team.

Andrew Stilton was a partner at SGH Martineau, and has over 30 years’ experience in corporate finance, private equity, and venture capital, as well as mergers and acquisitions. As a former member of the Law Society’s Standing Committee on Company Law, Andrew played an active role in the enactment of the Companies Act 2006.

Prior to joining Keystone, Lucy Harrold was a Partner at Stephenson Harwood. She also teaches IP at Cambridge University as an external tutor on its Law degree. Lucy advises clients on the protection, exploitation, and enforcement of their IP rights as well as advising those defending IP disputes. Lucy specialises in copyright issues in the context of software, the Internet, and databases. Her clients cover a broad range of sectors including shipping, media, retail, healthcare, technology, and manufacturing.

Former Simmons & Simmons Partner, Monica Ma, joins our growing Pensions and Incentives team, which includes ex-Norton Rose heavyweight David Cohen. She has considerable expertise in advising on the employee benefits aspects of corporate transactions and flotations and is a member of the Share Scheme Lawyers Group and the Association of Pension Lawyers.

Robert Harvey has considerable experience of running large-scale commercial litigation and white-collar criminal investigations for high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and companies, including those in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. He most recently acted on a range of claims brought on behalf of Boris Berezovsky. Robert’s arrival gives a further boost to our accomplished Dispute Resolution practice, which now numbers 32 lawyers.

James Knight, Managing Director of Keystone Law, said:

“We are absolutely delighted that Monica, Andrew, Robert and Lucy have joined us. They are all leading industry figures in their chosen sectors, and greatly respected by their peers and clients.

Over the past year Keystone has increased its head count by almost 50 per cent, raising the total number of lawyers to over 150 and has attracted numerous partner-level lawyers from leading law firms, including several heads of department. Keystone now boasts the same number and calibre of senior lawyers as large City and national law firms as it continues to position itself as a credible alternative to these more traditional providers.”

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