Gowling WLG has appointed Matthew Harvey as a partner in its banking and finance team in London,
Harvey is joining the firm from Dentons where he has been a partner since 2000.
He has over 20 years’ experience acting for corporates, banks and finance companies on structured, asset and export finance transactions, and handles various asset based structures, including cross-border, export credit and off-balance sheet transactions.
Prior to joining Dentons in 1994, Harvey spent time working in-house and is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers for asset finance: aviation, and he is named in The Legal 500 for asset finance and leasing.
Harvey has a particular focus on equipment leasing and the financing of corporate aircraft and helicopters including vendor finance, receivables finance and the sale of leasing companies and lease portfolios.
At Gowling WLG, Harvey will join the Banking & Finance team which includes 11 partners and is headed by Kirsty Barnes. He will also join a number of sector teams within the firm including aerospace, aviation and defence, automotive and financial institutions.
Harvey said: "The newly combined Gowling WLG is a dynamic firm, one which is growing and going places. I’m delighted to have joined at such an exciting time and am looking forward to working with the great team here."
Kirsty Barnes, head of banking and finance, said: "Matthew’s appointment is part of our drive to increase revenue and market share in sectors including financial institutions and aviation. His experience in asset finance is truly global. This will be another significant boost to our practice following the addition of the team in Canada with the launch of Gowling WLG."