April 15, 2020

Firm news | Team promotions

We’re excited to announce celebrations are in order for four of our team:  

Sarah-Jane Lawson has been promoted to Special Counsel. Sarah-Jane has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, including business sales and purchases, restructuring, joint ventures, capital raising, shareholder agreements and a range of commercial agreements.

With a passion for problem solving, Sarah-Jane works with teams to unpick  the often complex detail to come up with straight-forward and practical solutions.

Andrew Dentice has been promoted to Principal. As a technology lawyer, Andrew focuses on data, platforms and “as a Service” business models, particularly Fintech. He regularly helps technology clients navigate complex legal issues to execute their business strategy – whether providers or customers, incumbents or challengers.

Andrew brings a depth of expertise and insights from his time in top tier private practice and in-house roles that has proven invaluable to clients. The Principal position recognises Andrew’s role in building and leading various internal and external initiatives within the firm.

Toby Cartwright has been promoted to Senior Associate. Toby’s main areas of practice are technology, intellectual property, commercial and corporate law. Toby has broad experience in advising on various technology, intellectual  property and other commercial arrangements, data protection and privacy, consumer law and corporate transactions.

Toby brings both in-house and private practice experience to bear when advising clients, which allows Toby to find pragmatic solutions to commercial and legal problems.

Lisa Paz has been promoted to Senior Associate. Lisa specialises in technology, media and telecommunications. Lisa has broad in-house and private  practice experience advising on the commercialisation of technology (including IoT and big data analytics), sponsorship and marketing deals, content and tech procurement, and commercial arrangements for telecommunications providers.

Lisa adds considerable value to clients through her in-house telecommunications and systems implementation experience.  

In view of the current circumstances we all find ourselves in it is fantastic to be able to share such great news. The promotion of Andrew, Lisa Sarah-Jane and Toby recognises the contribution that they have each made to the firm and the capability that they add.

COVID-19 and this lockdown are showing all of us how important our communities and the teams we are part of are.  We are fortunate to have such a terrific team at HGM and so are really pleased to be able to recognise the contribution of some key members.

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