Further growth for DWF’s national corporate team with partner appointment

National legal business DWF has appointed Jeremy Swift from Square One Law as a partner in the firm’s corporate team. Based in Newcastle, Jeremy will help support the growth of the firm’s national corporate team, which was recently ranked the UK’s most active M&A legal advisor, with the North East team ranked one of the top ten advisors in the region. Jeremy is returning to DWF, where he was previously a partner in the firm’s corporate team in Manchester, following time at Square One Law and Dickinson Dees.

In addition to his core expertise in mergers and acquisitions, Jeremy has advised on a wide range of corporate work including private equity transactions as well as acquisitions for public companies both domestically and internationally, including in the US, Germany and China. His practice also has a particular focus on advising companies on raising funds via flotations on AIM, and he has advised companies and advisers on 14 flotations and more than 25 secondary fundraisings over the last 15 years. His experience in cross-border acquisitions includes acting for UK companies in transactions across China, USA, Spain, Russia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Germany and India.

Jeremy commented: “DWF’s strong national corporate practice has gone from strength to strength this year and I look forward to helping build relations with new and existing clients and capitalising on the specific opportunities presented in the North East.”

Alasdair Peacock, partner and Head of Corporate Services at DWF, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Jeremy back to DWF, where his technical skills and experience in cross-border transactions will be a great fit for the firm as we increasingly advise on high value transactions and deepen relationships with key clients both in the UK and internationally.”

Jeremy is the latest addition to the firm’s growing corporate team, which has appointed a number of new partners across all key locations in the last 12 months and acted on significant deals including advising Wealth at Work on its buyout by Palatine Private Equity and North Edge Capital on the secondary management buyout of Arthouse, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of interior décor products. The firm also recently acted on a landmark transaction which saw real estate investment firm Colony Capital acquire the £311million Gemini property portfolio.

Jeremy Swift


I am an experienced corporate lawyer who specialises in mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies, equity capital market work and venture capital.

Alasdair Peacock

Partner - Head of Corporate Services

I have extensive experience in corporate and commercial law managing teams of lawyers both in industry and in private practice.