Field Fisher adds Olswang lawyer to corporate team

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has strengthened its corporate offering with the hire of corporate and commercial partner Michael Harte.

Formerly a consultant at Olswang, Harte advises clients in the retail, fashion, sport and media sectors on a range of corporate and commercial matters including acquisitions, disposals, licensing agreements and joint venture arrangements.  

Commenting on the latest hire, FFW’s head of commercial IP Mark Abell said that attracting clients in sectors that are IP-rich and technology driven are central to the firm’s strategy.

Harte’s arrival comes after the appointment of the firm’s new managing partner Matthew Lohn, who took over from Moira Gilmour last month (20 October 2011) and pledged to put growth and talent development at the heart of the firm’s strategy.

FFW is expected to unveil a range of proposals at this month’s partnership conference that could reshape the firm’s management. The proposals include the results of a constitutional review begun under Gilmour (1 August 2011).