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Watson Burton shortlisted in prestigious North East awards

29 August 2018

The expertise and experience of Watson Burton’s corporate team has been recognised in the shortlist for a prestigious awards event.

Newcastle-headquartered commercial law firm Watson Burton has been shortlisted eight times in Insider Media’s North East Dealmakers awards, which recognise the high quality professional advisory firms and funders in the region.

Watson Burton has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year and Corporate Lawyer of the Year, whilst transactions they have advised on have been shortlisted for Deal of the Year valued below £2.5 million, twice in Deal of the Year valued at £2.5 million – £10 million, Deal of the Year valued above £10 million, and twice in the Private Equity / Venture Capital Deal of the Year category.

The firm has been shortlisted for its work on the investment in Hedgehog Lab in the deals under £2.5 million category.

In the £2.5 million – £10 million deal category, recognition has been given in relation to advice provided to QuantuMDx in relation to its equity fund raising and, in the acquisition of Hase Osborne by Fairstone Group, while its work on the Investment in SaleCycle by BGF has also been recognised in the Deal of the Year above £10 million category.

Watson Burton’s work for Orchidsoft on an investment by Maven Capital Partners and on an investment by NVM Private Equity in Newcells Biotech, have seen the firm shortlisted twice in the Private Equity/Venture Capital deal category.

Duncan Reid, partner and head of Watson Burton’s Corporate team who has been nominated for Corporate Lawyer of the Year commented: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in multiple categories in this years’ North East Dealmaker Awards. It shows the quality of the work we are delivering to clients and recognises our increased strength in the venture capital, private equity, technology and financial services sectors.

“To be recognised by both a panel of independent experts and our peers has made us all extremely proud.

“We understand that the interest in the awards has never been higher with a high level of competition in each of the categories which is a clear indication of the quality of corporate activity which is happening in the North East at the moment.

It is particularly pleasing that the drive and determination of our clients, supported by the hard work and expertise of our corporate team has been acknowledged in this way.”

The winners will be unveiled at the gala dinner event that is taking place at The Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel on Thursday 13 September 2018.

Watson Burton, which also has offices in Leeds and London, delivers commercial legal services nationwide. Its core practice areas are corporate, employment, real estate, construction and dispute resolution.

For more information, visit www.watsonburton.com

Duncan Reid, partner and head of Watson Burton’s Corporate team who has been nominated for Corporate Lawyer of the Year commented: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in multiple categories in this years’ North East Dealmaker Awards. It shows the quality of the work we are delivering to clients and recognises our increased strength in the venture capital, private equity, technology and financial services sectors.

“To be recognised by both a panel of independent experts and our peers has made us all extremely proud.

“We understand that the interest in the awards has never been higher with a high level of competition in each of the categories which is a clear indication of the quality of corporate activity which is happening in the North East at the moment.

It is particularly pleasing that the drive and determination of our clients, supported by the hard work and expertise of our corporate team has been acknowledged in this way.”

watson burton, corporate team, eleanor james, marc allison, duncan reid, paul wigham, kirsty adamson, nick gray

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