London, UK, 1 November 2016 – London-based law firm Bristows LLP announces the appointment of corporate partner, Marek Petecki, as one of the firm’s Joint Managing Partners effective from 1 November 2016.
Marek, who will be working alongside Theo Savvides, will continue to be fully engaged in his transactional practice, serving clients in the Life Sciences, TMT and Consumer Products sectors, alongside his new management role.
“Bristows’ model of combining management and fee-earning roles is seen as a key way of ensuring that our firm remains responsive to the needs of our clients, he said.
Marek succeeds the firm’s Head of Commercial IT, Mark Watts, who steps down form the position after six and a half years. Having a particular focus on data protection, Mark continues to lead the firm’s IT & Data practice at a time when data protection law is undergoing its most significant overhaul in over 20 years.
“Marek will make a wonderful Joint Managing Partner. He has all of the necessary skills in abundance and commands the respect of everyone in the firm, both as a lawyer and a thoroughly decent bloke. With Marek and Theo at the helm, the firm is in very good hands,” said Mark Watts.
Commenting on his predecessor’s contribution, Marek Petecki said: “Mark has made a huge contribution to the development of the firm over his six years as Joint Managing Partner. During that time we’ve grown considerably and adapted to the evolving needs of our clients and our key sectors – TMT and Life Sciences – while still retaining our unique firm culture. Equally remarkable, Mark’s kept his sense of humour throughout!”
Bristows is also pleased to announce that joint head of Patent litigation, Edward Nodder, will become senior partner of the firm effective from 1 November 2016. He takes on the role from Philip Westmacott who is retiring.
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Founded in 1837, Bristows is a London-based, full service law firm working with innovative companies in the Technology, Life Sciences, Media and Telecom sectors. Clients from the early days include the Electric Telephone Company, the Celluloid Manufacturing Company and Steam Plough Patents. Today’s equivalents include Novartis, Diageo, Dolby and Capgemini. Over 90% of the partners are recommended by legal directories while the firm itself has won multiple awards.
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