Foot Anstey begins 2024 with senior hire

Sam Elworthy has joined Foot Anstey as a Partner in its highly-regarded Commercial team.

Sam has a first-rate legal pedigree having worked at Travers Smith in the City for 12 years before joining Temple Bright and opening their London office in 2013.

Sam handles commercial matters across a range of sectors, including franchising, agency, licensing, distribution, sponsorship, concession, supply of goods and services, outsourcing and hotel management arrangements.

He specialises in ‘separation’ exercises in the context of corporate transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of transitional services arrangements, and he is also highly experienced in joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, strategic alliances and other bespoke projects.

Sam said: "I’ve long-admired Foot Anstey as a forward-thinking firm and I’m excited to start 2024 with a new challenge at one of the largest commercial teams outside of London. The team has built a great reputation for really taking the time to get to know and understand its clients and their businesses and helping them to realise their objectives.”

Karen Bates, Partner and Head of Commercial, said: “Our Commercial team continues to go from strength to strength. Sam is already well known to the team and some of our clients. He is an extremely experienced commercial lawyer and will help us further develop our franchising offering, having worked with SSP, one of the world’s largest operators of food and beverage outlets in the travel sector, on an outsourced in-house basis since 2014.”

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