The latest moves and appointments for wealth management roles in the UK, other parts of Europe, the Middle east and select international locations.
International legal and professional services firm Ince has appointed Tim Foley, David Sutherland, and Sanna Mir to strengthen its London-based property team.
Tim Foley, a property litigator, who will be head of property at the firm, has experience in the commercial real estate sector as well as the Supreme Court. He acts for retailers, investors, developers and high net worth individuals with property interests, the firm said.
Before joining Ince, he was a partner at Fladgate for four years and prior to that, he was at Clyde & Co for 20 years.
Commenting on the market situation, Foley said: “I believe the property industry is going to go through a long dark night of the soul over the next five years. It is not just issues around recovery from the pandemic, but also pre-existing problems – over-supply of retail space, upwards-only rent review, impact of business rates, and need for flexibility of leasehold space versus certainty of income.”
“All of these uncertainties increase the need for specialist legal advice and I look forward to helping clients navigate these complexities in my role at Ince,” he added.
David Sutherland has also joined Ince as a partner in the London residential conveyancing practice. With over 20 years of experience in the market, he advises on buying and selling leasehold and freehold properties including developments such as Harrods Village, re-financing, transfers of equity and non-contentious lease extensions and variations, the firm said.
Sutherland has built a reputation as an approachable, efficient and pragmatic lawyer.
Sanna Mir is joining the firm as a managing associate in the residential conveyancing team. She specialises in property law and focuses on high end property in central London, such as Chelsea Wharf and the surrounding areas. Her work includes all aspects of residential property transactions, including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, lease extensions, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.
Welcoming them to the firm, Julian Clark, global senior partner at Ince, said: “The property sector faced some dramatic commercial challenges in recent years, and it is fantastic to be able to welcome new lawyers who have the experience to hit the ground running and help deliver innovative, specialist support for clients.”
The Ince Group is an international legal and professional services business with offices in 10 countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
IQ-EQ has appointed Stefan Rolf as global head of securitisation and private debt, a newly-created leadership position signalling the extension of IQ-EQ’s service range in the securitisation and private debt space.
Rolf has over 25 years’ experience in financial services and banking, the firm said. He has worked in Germany, the Netherlands and Singapore in a series of regional and global leadership roles, including global head of securitisation for both Volkswagen Financial Services and ING Bank. Before joining IQ-EQ, Rolf was ING Bank’s global head of balance sheet distribution.
In his new role, Rolf will accelerate the development of IQ-EQ’s securitisation and private debt offering, building upon its strong existing administration capabilities to add advisory, structuring and distribution services, the firm said. He will also lead the expansion of the group’s global footprint in these areas, building out its client base worldwide.
Based in IQ-EQ’s Amsterdam office, Rolf will play a key role for IQ-EQ’s debt, capital markets and corporates segment, led by Edward Stevenson, the firm added.
Welcoming the move, Stevenson said: “The creation of this new position reflects an exciting time in our service segment as we continue to expand our senior leadership team and service offering globally, and I am confident that this particular key growth area will go from strength to strength.”
IQ-EQ is an investor services group, with assets under administration exceeding $500 billion.
Boutique high net worth family law firm Lowry Legal said it is continuing its rapid expansion with the appointment of Michael Gregory as a partner.
He has 20 years of experience advising HNW business owners, entrepreneurs and high-profile clients on a diverse range of family law matters that often involve a foreign or jurisdictional element, or complex business and family trust structures, the firm said. Gregory also brings with him a specialist practice in surrogacy, fertility law and the modern family.
Welcoming him to the firm, Katie McCann, founding partner of Lowry Legal, said: "We are so pleased that he is joining the team and bringing with him niche expertise in surrogacy, fertility law and the modern family. It is so exciting to see how fast the business is expanding and his appointment will certainly ensure the continued strength and growth of the business."
Having only recently entered the HNW family law market, the Manchester-based family law firm said it will continue to hire across all levels of the business to meet significant demand.