Hill Dickinson boosts Leeds offering with hire of corporate partner

Hill Dickinson boosts Leeds offering with hire of corporate partner

Hill Dickinson has appointed corporate partner Sandip Khroud in Leeds.

Khroud (pictured) joins a national team of more than 75 corporate and banking lawyers as the firm expands its business advisory services into Yorkshire to service increased demand from corporate clients looking to invest and do business in and around Leeds.

He is an experienced corporate partner, well known in the Leeds business community, and advises on all aspects of corporate finance work. He acts for financial institutions, private equity houses, private companies and management teams in the acquisition and disposal of private companies, many of which are cross-border. His work with clients spans a range of sectors, including food, healthcare and IT/technology. 

The further expansion of the team marks Hill Dickinson’s latest step towards providing a full service offering to businesses from its Leeds office. Clients across the North of England will now have direct local access to the firm’s business-focused legal services. 

It comes nine months after Hill Dickinson moved to larger offices at Nine Bond Court in the city’s business district.

Commenting on the expansion of the firm’s corporate team into Leeds, Craig Scott, head of the firm’s business services group, said: “We are delighted to realise our plans to expand our corporate offering into the Leeds business community with the appointment of corporate partner Sandip Khroud.”

“We already serve our UK and international corporate clients from our large established corporate teams in Liverpool, London and Manchester. The decision to invest and add direct senior corporate capacity in Leeds reflects the growing reputation of the city as a centre for business and was a natural next step in our growth strategy to better service the needs of our clients across the entire Northern region.”

“As a firm, we are already committed to a significant investment in our new Leeds offices and in further building our presence within the Leeds business community. We intend to reflect our commitment to the city and its future with more senior arrivals planned as we continue to expand and invest further in the region over the coming year.”

Khroud joins Hill Dickinson from Gateley Legal and, together with his new team in Leeds, will work closely with colleagues as part of Hill Dickinson’s national corporate team.

Hill Dickinson advised on more than 150 corporate deals in 2020/21, with a combined value in excess of £2.6 billion.

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