Sanderson handed Travers Smith PE reins

Philip Sanderson has been promoted to the head of private equity at law firm Travers Smith, taking over from Charles Barter who co-founded the PE group in 1996. Barter will continue to focus on private equity and his wider management and marketing role.

Sanderson has been a partner at Travers Smith since 2001, and will now oversee the group to ensure that it continues to top the league tables as well as being involved in ground-breaking transactions.