Hill Dickinson advises on £2b+ of completed deals in H1 2021

Hill Dickinson advises on £2b+ of completed deals in H1 2021

Law firm Hill Dickinson, whose corporate and banking team grew with the addition of an offering in Leeds earlier this year, advised on 78 completed deals with an aggregate value of more than £2 billion during the first half of 2021. 

The performance represents a very significant increase on the equivalent period in 2020. Although the number of deals was broadly the same as in 2020 (78 completed deals in H1 2021 v 80 in H1 2020), the aggregate value of the deals almost doubled, from £1.1 billion in 2020 to £2 billion in 2021. 

Hill Dickinson anticipated this increased client demand for corporate and banking services and expanded in response, launching a corporate offering in the firm’s Leeds office with the appointment of Sandip Khroud. 

Recent hires have boosted the corporate and banking team to more than 75 specialist lawyers across the firm’s UK and international offices in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, London and Hong Kong. 

Ian Riggs (pictured), national head of corporate at Hill Dickinson, commented: “I am delighted once again to be able to report an excellent performance by our national corporate team in the first half of 2021. The period saw very significant levels of activity, which was a continuation of the strong recovery in deal volumes that we saw in the second half of 2020. The UK markets have remained resilient and we have been exceptionally busy during the most recent lockdown advising on transactions spanning a range of sectors and markets.” 

He added: “Conducting this number of deals remotely, and often at high speed, has been challenging but our people have demonstrated huge commitment to ensure that we continue to support our clients and deliver bespoke commercial solutions in these difficult times. I would like to thank our team members for their hard work and dedication, and our clients for their continued instructions.”

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