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KPMG bolsters Midlands legal practice with Partner hire from Big Four

KPMG has hired Peter Workman from PwC to further streng

KPMG has hired Peter Workman from PwC to further strengthen KPMG’s legal services hub in the Midlands as the firm targets further growth.


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Peter joins as a Partner from PwC where he led the Midlands corporate legal practice and PwC’s flexible lawyer offering. He will lead a team of nine business structuring and transactions lawyers in the Midlands hub and complement KPMG’s existing legal practices across the UK.

The team will specialise in a range of domestic and cross-border group reorganisations and business structuring activity as well as M&A and transactions, working closely alongside KPMG’s tax, accounting, consulting and deal advisory teams.

Peter has built up a wealth of experience having spent 15 years in the London corporate teams of international law firms King & Wood Mallesons, Herbert Smith and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Nick Roome, Partner and UK Head of Legal Services at KPMG, says:

“Bringing Peter on board to head up the Midlands legal services hub marks another important milestone in the development of our offering, both in the UK and globally.

“Peter’s previous big four legal experience means he is part of a growing breed of lawyer that is increasingly in demand - ideally placed to support our clients with the challenges and disruption they face. His breadth of knowledge and broader business perspective, combined with high quality legal expertise and ability to operate effectively within a multi-disciplinary professional services environment, will significantly enhance what we can offer.”

Peter Workman, Partner, KPMG, adds: “I’m excited be part of KPMG legal’s rapidly expanding business structuring & transactions division. Our clients and their legal teams are coming under increasing pressure to achieve more with less in today’s complex business environment.

“KPMG is ideally placed to deliver solutions that help in-house teams achieve that. I look forward to working with the Midlands legal services hub, the wider KPMG network and adding value for clients.”

Peter acts for private equity sponsors and management teams, financial institutions and public and private companies across a range of sectors, frequently in relation to cross border, multi-jurisdictional transactions.

The appointment follows the recent hire of Nicola Brooks who heads up KPMG’s new Legal Operations & Transformation Services (LOTS) which will help in-house lawyers meet the demands of the modern legal market including evolving regulation, the digital economy and increased business disruption.



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