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DAC Beachcroft hires leading Newcastle-based commercial partner to bolster its team in the North

Posted on 18 March 2020

DAC Beachcroft hires leading Newcastle-based commercial partner to bolster its team in the North

International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce the appointment of leading commercial, EU and competition partner Neil Warwick. With over 25 years’ experience, Neil joins the firm’s Newcastle office in Wellbar Central on Gallowgate. He was previously a partner at Square One Law, where he led the challenger law firm’s EU & competition offering, and prior to that he was a partner at Bond Dickinson.

Neil specialises in state aid, structural funding, contentious procurement and, more recently, Brexit readiness. He joins the Corporate, Commercial & Regulatory team at DAC Beachcroft, which has nine partners in its national team. He will work closely with colleagues in the firm’s Manchester and Leeds offices, bolstering DAC Beachcroft’s offering in the north of England.

David Weatherburn, partner and Newcastle Location Head at DAC Beachcroft, said, “Neil’s reputation is well established in the North East.  He has carved out a niche for himself in the areas of EU and Competition, and is recognised as one of the go-to regional experts on Brexit, often being asked to consult with both local and national government. 

“His hire demonstrates our commitment to expanding our footprint in the places where our clients need us to be. We are looking to further grow our commercial capabilities and client base, and with Neil on board, we are well positioned to provide the bespoke solutions our clients need.”

Neil added, “Clients are increasingly seeking out advisors who can help them see the bigger picture and futureproof their businesses. As an international firm with a strong regional presence in the UK, DAC Beachcroft excels at providing the high quality advice that supports the evolving needs of its clients.”

DAC Beachcroft’s Newcastle office boasts over 200 colleagues working across Insurance, Employment & Pensions, Healthcare Regulatory, Clinical Risk, Public Law, Real Estate, and Corporate, Commercial & Regulatory.  The team has built up and excellent client roster, including every arm of the public sector in Newcastle.