Addleshaw Goddard (AG) has appointed Anthony Willis as a Partner in its Construction & Engineering team.
Anthony's practice specialises in providing operational support and dispute avoidance/resolution advice on distressed construction, engineering and infrastructure projects. He has broad and varied experience working across the construction supply chain and cross-sector, including in the built environment, energy, transport, logistics, water and waste sectors. Prior to joining AG, Anthony worked as a partner for Brabners and before that DLA Piper.
AG recently announced that Catherine Williams has re-joined its Real Estate team, from Shoosmiths, becoming Co-head of Housing ("Living") alongside Peter Hardy. In November, AG appointed Clarissa Smith, another specialist in construction and engineering disputes and risk management, to its Divisional Real estate team, joining the firm from Trowers & Hamlins.
Addleshaw Goddard's Construction & Engineering team is a pre-eminent practice with a reputation for providing trusted and innovative advice in relation to large scale, high-risk projects. With a client base of UK and international clients that few firms can match, the team provides strategic advice on complex structuring solutions, risk management and all issues arising throughout the lifetime of a project. Recent projects the team has advised on include the redevelopments of Battersea Power Station and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
The contentious side of the team is known for leading large-scale international arbitrations and a market-leading PFI disputes practice, and is consistently engaged in technically complex disputes across the globe, including in Bangladesh, Turkey, Uganda, Indonesia and throughout the Middle East.
Anthony becomes the Construction & Engineering team's 25th Partner together with a further 100 specialist construction lawyers operating throughout the firm's 17 offices.
AG has recently opened four new offices (Dublin, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Munich) and in August reported a gross revenue increase of 18%. Addleshaw Goddard currently represents 48 FTSE100 clients and is ranked within the top ten of the Thompson Reuter's UK Law Firm Brand Index.
Nancy McGuire, Divisional Managing Partner in Real Estate at Addleshaw Goddard, said:
"Anthony has fantastic experience advising on a range of cross-sector disputes. His appointment helps us to continue to maintain and build a strong presence across international real estate, infrastructure and energy markets."