Birketts appoints senior Banking and Finance Lawyer


18 September 2017

Leading law firm Birketts has announced the appointment of Alex Schaafsma as a Legal Director to bolster its Banking and Finance Team.

Prior to joining Birketts, Alex trained at a London-based global law firm, after which she worked for many years as an English qualified solicitor in the Netherlands, concentrating predominantly on leverage finance, acquisition finance and conventional lending.  Since returning to London in 2011 Alex has specialised in real estate finance and further developed her experience in conventional lending, Islamic financing and funds lending.  Alex has experience acting for both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions.

Commenting on her appointment, Alex said: “I am delighted to join Birketts’ team of over 40 corporate and finance lawyers. My experience, within a broad range of industries, further strengthens the team’s offering and I look forward to advising clients across a range of sectors and at different stages in the business life cycle.”

Adrian Seagers, Partner and Head of Corporate Services, added: “Alex’s legal and market practice knowledge truly boosts the team’s credentials and I’m sure our UK and international clients will benefit hugely.”

Alex will be based at in the Cambridge office but will support colleagues across all four offices: Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich.

The content of this article is for general information only. For further information, please contact Alex Schaafsma or a member of Birketts' Tax Team.

This article is from the autumn 2017 issue of Inside Out, Birketts new commercial newsletter on current and upcoming legislation. To download the latest issue, please visit the newsletter section of our website.

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