Fladgate snares Halliwells corporate head

Fladgate Fielder has poached Halliwells corporate chief Julian Lewis to boost its M&A team in London.

Lewis, who before joining Halliwells was group legal counsel at home shopping company Betterware, concentrates on AIM work. The move follows Fladgate’s acquisition of corporate boutique Gordon & Co earlier in May and the appointment of corporate partner Kate Maguire from Nomura International.

Lewis, who will also strengthen the firm’s Israeli practice, said he was attracted by Fladgate’s commercial approach and commitment to growth.