Guildford: DMH Stallard announces corporate finance partner hire

Top 100 law firm DMH Stallard has announced the head of corporate finance at asb law will join its expanding regional M&A team.

Helen Mead is one of the most highly regarded lawyers in the south east mergers and acquisitions sector and will be based at the DMH Stallard Guildford office when she concludes an agreed notice period with asb in the new year.

Jonathan Grant, partner at DMH Stallard and head of corporate, said: “I have worked with Helen in the past and know how good she is, not just as an excellent M&A lawyer, but also as a client and team manager. Having someone of Helen’s experience join our senior team in Guildford is a huge step forward for us and I am absolutely delighted.

“I know it has been a difficult decision for Helen who was reluctant to leave asb, where she had qualified and become a senior partner, but she wanted to balance the demands of an M&A partner with those of her young family.”

Mead has been named Corporate Lawyer of the Year and has received a number of award nominations inn recent years.

Grant added: “Our regional M&A partner team includes Abigail Owen, Danos Athanasi and Kate Norgett who leads our M&A practice in Guildford, working alongside Bernd Ratzke. We are ambitious to grow our Surrey practice rapidly over the next few years to match the fast growth we have seen in Sussex over the last two years.”