Travers Smith announces new head of private equity

Travers Smith, a UK-based law firm, has promoted Philip Sanderson, a partner since 2001, to head of private equity.

Sanderson takes over the role from Charles Barter on July 1. Barter co-founded the group in 1996 and will continue to focus on private equity along with a wider management and marketing role.

Travers Smith’s private equity team has advised on more than 60 deals, valued in excess of £20bn, in the past 15 months.