Law firm Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of four new partners at its offices in Birmingham.
The promotions, the first since the merger between Pinsents and Masons last year, cover three high profile growth areas - property, banking and finance and corporate.
A leading lawyer in the banking and finance sector, Alice Broadfield acts for financial institutions and corporate borrowers including Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Scotland and Barclays.
Her recent flagship deals include acting for RBS on the £43 million refinancing of the Avery Weigh-Tronix group, and for the Bank of Scotland on the £120 million acquisition by Baugur, the Icelandic retailer.
Corporate partner John Tyerman works predominantly for public companies in the UK such as Umeco, Alfred McAlpine and Wagon. Most recently he acted on Umeco's acquisition of Avionics Mobile Services.
Richard Ford, recently appointed as Pinsent Masons head of planning, has advised four London boroughs affected by the Olympic bid.
He also has significant experience of environmental matters and recently advised English Partnerships on a number of regeneration and acquisition schemes, Coventry City Council on a mixed-use re-development initiative, and Private Finance Initiative projects for the NHS and the education sector.
Property expert Kultar Khangura has experience in a wide range of property development and investment transactions.
The firm's property group recently acted for RBS on financing for the redevelopment of both the Fort Dunlop and Bull Ring Rotunda sites, the £36 million redevelopment of the NEC, and property projects for key client English Partnerships.