Roythornes appoints Peter Seary as a new corporate partner
Peter Seary will head up the mergers and acquisitions side of Roythornes’ already strong food team, which advises clients on everything from regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, workforce issues, commercial contracts to setting up producer groups and cooperatives.
Speaking about the appointment Peter Bennett, head of the food team said: “Peter is a fantastic addition to the Roythornes team – his experience, knowledge and expertise, particularly in the food sector, is incomparable.”
“As the food and drink sector becomes increasingly competitive and subject to consolidation, the corporate guidance on offer from someone like Peter will be seen as invaluable by our current and prospective clients.”
“I look forward to working with Peter and have no doubt he will continue to be a significant asset for the business.”
Peter joins Roythornes from Hill Hofstetter and before that Shoosmiths, where he was for a period of several years head of its Midlands Corporate and Commercial team.
Seary has been recognised as a leader in his field for many years by Chambers & Partners’ Guide to the Legal Profession and the Legal 500 for Corporate and M&A work where he is “well regarded for his expertise in the food sector”.
He has particular experience of advising on transactions in the food and manufacturing sectors and co-ordinating large UK due diligence projects for overseas clients and their advisers.