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Taylor Wessing takes former Latham technology co-chair in bid to build out TMC practice

Taylor Wessing has made a key lateral hire to its technology, media and communications (TMC) practice in London with Latham & Watkins‘ former global technology co-chair, Martin Cotterill.

Cited by The Legal 500 as ‘great on outsourcing advice,’ Cotterill specialises in complex technology and outsourcing transactions, strategic alliances and technology joint ventures, particularly within the financial services sector.

At Latham, Cotterill in recent years served as global technology co-chair and was one of the lead partners tasked with building the firm’s international technology transactions practice group.

The hire follows the Taylor Wessing’s recent recruitment of corporate M&A partner Angus Miln from Bird & Bird, and Angus Finnegan from Reed Smith who led the international technology and telecoms group within the entertainment and media practice.

In January the firm made a bid to boost its equity capital markets offering with the appointment of K&L Gates corporate finance partner Jeremy Landau, followed by King & Wood Malleson’s chief operating officer Rachel Reid.

Cotterill said: ‘Taylor Wessing’s TMC team is a destination group at the top end of the market. This provides a natural growth platform for my practice which focuses heavily on the financial services technology and outsourcing sectors.’

Christopher Jeffery, head of UK IT, telecoms & competition, added: ‘Martin’s wide-ranging expertise, combined with his experience of cross border transactions will be a tremendous asset for the firm. His arrival is the latest step in expanding our commitment to TMC as one of the firm’s core sectors.’