Gowling WLG has announced the appointment of five new partners following the latest round of promotions at the international law firm.
John Coldham, Zoe Fatchen, Joe Morris, Ragi Singh and Matt Walker will all join the partnership on 1 May 2018.
Matt Walker and Joe Morris are directors in Gowling WLG's 300-strong real estate practice. Matt specialises in commercial development and investment, one of the largest practices in the firm, while Joe is a key member of Gowling WLG's retail and leisure sector group.
Zoe Fatchen is a senior UK tax lawyer with 15 years' experience in all aspects of UK and cross-border commercial taxation, while corporate director Ragi Singh combines a focus on M&A with wider roles in the firm's India team and its market-leading automotive sector group.
The firm's global IP practice will be strengthened further with the addition of John Coldham to the partnership team. John has rapidly developed a leading reputation in design law and has a strong reputation and experience across a wide variety of IP matters.
Announcing the promotions, Gowling WLG chief executive David Fennell, said: "We are delighted to welcome John, Zoe, Joe, Ragi and Matt into the partnership. Their promotions are thoroughly deserved.
"They have each made a significant contribution to the business already, demonstrating an outstanding commitment to our clients, and to the growth of their practices and the wider firm.
"The feedback was consistently excellent on each and every one of them - great team players who have developed our business both within the UK and around the world."
Gowling WLG has more than 1,400 legal professionals in 19 cities worldwide and from 1 May 2018 will have 131 partners across its Birmingham and London offices.