8 February 2024
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Addleshaw Goddard launches new Private Wealth Finance Team with partner hire Laura Uberoi

Addleshaw Goddard launches Private Wealth Finance offering with new partner hire Laura Uberoi.

The Private Wealth Finance team will provide specialist advice to the firm's private bank, family office, high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients, across the globe. The unique focus of the Private Wealth Finance team is collaborative working relationships between parties and will tap into Addleshaw Goddard's market-leading expertise in complex, high value and cross-border finance to provide the highest quality service to such clients. The team is complementary to, and will work closely with, many other of the firm's practice groups, including Private Capital, Financial Regulation, Real Estate and Disputes. 

Laura has in-depth knowledge of the Private Wealth sector having worked over the last decade at Macfarlanes, Deutsche Bank and Farrer & Co with both lenders and borrowers on a range of multidisciplinary domestic and international debt finance transactions. 

Commenting on Laura's appointment Steve Mackie, Head of Group, Finance & Projects said: 

"We are pleased to expand our finance practice further and welcome Laura to Addleshaw Goddard to lead our new Private Wealth Finance offering. She has demonstrated throughout her career the ability to provide clients with first class advice in the unique manner required by the demands of Private Wealth Finance. With the continued growth at AG and our continual expansion internationally, Laura's appointment underlines our intention to deliver market leading legal services in all of the areas required by our clients."

Laura Uberoi partner and head of Private Wealth Finance at Addleshaw Goddard said:

"I am delighted to be joining Addleshaw Goddard at this time of huge growth for the business and, in particular, to launch the Private Wealth Finance offering. This is an opportunity to draw on the existing expertise within the firm across a number of practice areas and jurisdictions to provide the best service to private banks, family offices and ultra-high net worth individuals. I am looking forward to playing my role to grow the AG brand globally." 

Laura joins Addleshaw Goddard from Macfarlanes.  She is also a key figure in the legal industry: currently sitting as a Law Society council member and main committee member of the City of London Law Society, former president of Westminster & Holborn Law Society, and former judge of the Women in Law Awards. She has taught at universities across the world, including University of Cambridge and the University of Melbourne and continues to lecture in her spare time. Before private practice, Laura worked with young people in detention facilities across the UK and separately on capital punishment cases for the Texas Defender Service in the USA. 

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