Foot Anstey has announced the promotion of five of its lawyers into the firm's Partnership. From 1 May 2022, John Catchpole, Rebecca Kibby, Mark Li, Adam McKenna and Christian Silk will be Partners at the firm, bringing the total number of Partners at Foot Anstey to 54.
In announcing the news of the promotions, Martin Hirst – who will become the firm's Managing Partner on 1 May – commented: "The number of promotions we are making underlines the continued strength of the firm and the scale of our ambitions for future growth. All these promotions are the result of their track records for delivering high-quality advice and service to our clients, their reputation and knowledge of their sectors, and their outstanding contributions to our firm and our communities."
John Catchpole specialises in delivering complex real estate projects for Foot Anstey's clients, particularly those in the Energy & Infrastructure and Developer sectors. His work as lead for Foot Anstey's Space & Satellite team has helped to build a strong reputation for the firm in this innovative and highly specialised market.
As CEO and Head of Conveyancing Services, Rebecca Kibby oversees a team of 70 within Foot Anstey's Real Estate Group that provides services to its Developer, Islamic Finance and Private Wealth sector clients. Under her leadership, the firm's Conveyancing Services team handles over 5000 residential transactions each year, covering Plot Sales, Islamic Finance, B2B Conveyancing and Private Client work.
Mark Li specialises in high-value, complex commercial property transactions, and the management of operational property portfolios. Mark's experience acting for public and private sector infrastructure developers and owners in the transport and energy spheres has seen him play a leading role in Foot Anstey's Energy & Infrastructure sector work relating to electric vehicles and mobility services.
Adam McKenna trained and qualified with Foot Anstey and is a founding member of its award-winning Private Equity sector team. He leads on the firm's Private Equity-backed portfolio business offering and has extensive experience in advising portfolio businesses on bolt-on acquisitions and implementing buy and build strategies. Adam is an important member of the transactional and integration team for key client businesses backed by institutional investors, including Livingbridge and August Equity.
As Head of Strategic Infrastructure Planning at Foot Anstey, Christian Silk specialises in all aspects of planning and environmental law and has expertise across its Developer, Energy & Infrastructure sectors and its Space & Satellite and Ports focus areas. Christian has built a significant reputation as an expert on the nitrates and phosphates issue impacting developers in many parts of the UK, as well as other key environmental matters, including natural capital solutions, net zero and the energy transition.