Shoosmiths has boosted its Midlands corporate team with the appointment of experienced deal-maker Maurice Dwyer.

Maurice’s appointment follows hard on the heels of Paul Batchelor who moved from PwC Legal in 2017 and provides further evidence of the firm’s desire to grow its corporate footprint and reputation in the West Midlands market.

Maurice has considerable experience in the region dealing with cross-border and UK mergers and acquisitions for public and private companies. He brings with him a wealth of experience in advising private equity houses, their portfolio companies and management teams on buyouts, venture capital investments, acquisitions and disposals, and wider financings and is widely recognised as a leading PE specialist. He has also authored leading private equity manual Private Equity Transactions published by Sweet & Maxwell.

He is joining Shoosmiths’ Birmingham office from Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC), where he was head of its private equity team. Prior to that, he was with Gowling WLG for more than 25 years, where he led the firm’s private equity team, established its London corporate team and spent time as the national head of corporate across the Birmingham and London offices.