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(LONDON) 23 December 2019 – Locke Lord has received the Professional Services Firm of the Year Award from the International Asset Finance Network (IAFN) for the work of the Firm’s UK Asset Finance and Leasing Division, led by London Partner Joanne Davis.
The IAFN Winter Awards celebrate organisations that have demonstrated a track record of innovation and had outstanding success launching into new markets and developing new products or services for their customers. The judges said that Locke Lord stood out for the leading role the Firm takes in auto and equipment finance, and they also recognised the Firm’s work “at the forefront of consultations and regulatory reform” and noted “the enormous contribution they make, not just to their clients, but to the wider industry.”
The judges, in particular, recognised the work of Davis and her team to explain the implications of the recent FCA investigation into auto finance and help firms understand the regulatory barriers.
Davis is a leading asset, leasing and consumer finance lawyer who works closely with Partners Kevin Heath and Siobhan Moore to provide clients with a full-service offering in Financial Services. Other members of the team include Rachael Browning, Nicole Fry, Giedre Mitkute and Timothy Anson.
Locke Lord‘s Asset Finance and Leasing Division advises many of the largest financial services companies. The team has advised UK and international businesses on the UK Consumer Credit Act and financial services legislation.
About Locke Lord / London
Locke Lord’s London office advises major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and overseas-based investors in the areas of capital markets, corporate M&A, asset finance, banking and finance, dispute resolution, employment, energy, financial services, general commercial, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, real estate, and restructuring and insolvency. As an integral part of Locke Lord's global presence, Locke Lord's London office serves clients in the UK and United States and throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 21 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.