Mills Selig names Chris Guy as managing partner

John Kearns and Chris Guy
Pictured (L-R): John Kearns and Chris Guy

Corporate and commercial law firm Mills Selig has announced the appointment of Chris Guy as managing partner.

Mr Guy will take on the firm’s leadership from 1 December 2020, taking over from John Kearns, who will stay on as senior partner.

In a joint statement, Mr Guy and Mr Kearns said: “We are delighted to be taking on our new roles within the firm and the focus is very much ‘business as usual’ at Mills Selig.

“We will continue to support our clients with exceptional legal services to ensure that Mills Selig remains the go-to law firm in Northern Ireland for high value, complex work.”

Mr Guy heads the corporate team at Mills Selig, specialising in high-value and complex M&A and private equity transactions. He recently advised shareholders of Novosco Group on the sale of the company to CANCOM Ltd and advised Bamford Bus Company on the acquisition of the Wrightbus business out of administration.

Mr Kearns has an extensive corporate law and restructuring practice, acting in company receiverships, liquidations, voluntary arrangements and administrations. Over his 20 years in this field, he has been involved in landmark cases that are fundamental to insolvency law in Northern Ireland. He also has a substantial corporate law practice including acting for First Derivatives PLC in the acquisition of KX Systems Inc for an aggregate consideration in excess of $100 million.

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