Corporate law firm A&L Goodbody (ALG) has announced the appointment of two new partners at its Belfast office.
Greg Martin has become a partner in the Commercial Property team. He advises a wide range of clients including institutional investors, developers, pension funds and property companies in relation to all aspects of real estate transactions.
Greg is a specialist in property acquisitions, disposals, re-financings, development, landlord and tenant and portfolio management. Greg also has a particular focus on mixed-use development schemes. Greg trained and worked in London before returning to Northern Ireland to join ALG in 2017.
Chris Jessup has been promoted to partner in Financial Regulation. A fintech specialist, Chris works with organisations such as banks, payment service providers, payment systems, investment firms, fund managers, and other financial institutions and fintech businesses on UK and EU financial services regulation.
Chris has extensive experience advising on new products, commercial contracts and transactions for the commercial and retail banking, e-money, payments, virtual currency and consumer finance industries. Before joining ALG, Chris worked in the banking and financial services teams of two global law firms in London and was seconded to the legal and regulatory team of an international payment system.
ALG in Belfast is made up of 120 lawyers and business support professionals and, following the appointments of Greg and Chris, is led by a team of 16 partners.
Michael Neill, Head of A&L Goodbody’s Belfast office, said: “These senior level appointments come in response to the firm’s commitment to the ongoing growth and success of the Belfast office during what continues to be an extremely challenging period for the Northern Ireland business community.
“As we look forward towards economic recovery, our clients will demand unwavering energy, adaptability and industry know-how as well as technical expertise from our senior lawyers, and Greg and Chris very much fit the bill in this regard. We are proud to have such a breadth of talent across our entire team of lawyers and business support professionals in Belfast.
“I would like to sincerely thank our team for the way they have responded and adapted to living and working with this pandemic. Through their collective efforts we have continued to provide our clients with exceptional service when they have needed it most.