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Congratulations to our new partner and senior associates

01 June 2020

Harbottle & Lewis is delighted to announce the appointment of new partner Kostyantyn Lobov (Intellectual Property, Advertising and Regulatory), who will join the partnership from 1 June 2020.

The Firm has also promoted six associates to the position of senior associate. These are Kat Hardy-King (Corporate), Tom Macleod (Corporate), Guy Mawson (Family), Sam Purkiss (Sport), Sarah Verrecchia (Employment) and Lizzie Williams (Commercial Litigation).

Managing Partner, Glen Atchison, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kostyantyn Lobov to the partnership and to make up six senior associates.

“Given the unprecedented and challenging times that we are facing right now, we could have decided to defer promotions, but chose to make them now, given the excellence and talent of these lawyers, all of whom have made a strong contribution to the continuing success of the Firm. Congratulations to them all.”

The internal promotions come at a time of growth for the Firm, following shortly after the arrival of two new lateral partner hires – Sofie Hoffman (Private Client and Tax) and Marianne Kafena (Private Client and Tax) – as well as the hire of new senior associate Morag Ofili (Private Client and Tax).


Kostyantyn Lobov advises on all aspects of Intellectual Property, Advertising and related Regulatory issues. Being a litigator by background, his practice includes everything from pre-action advice and clearance enquiries, through to complex litigation in the High Court and beyond. Whilst his practice spans multiple sectors, he has gained extensive recognition for his work with the Games industry, which is a particular area of focus.

Senior Associates

Kat Hardy-King (Corporate) advises clients on corporate and commercial matters. She works with a diverse client mix including companies from the media, technology, entertainment and venture capital sectors.

Tom Macleod (Corporate) advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including acquisitions and disposals, financing rounds, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and share incentivisation schemes. He has a particular focus on advising founders and growing entrepreneurial businesses, venture capital funds and angel investors, often from the technology sector.

Guy Mawson (Family) advises a broad range of clients on all aspects of private family law, with a particular focus on the resolution of spouses’ financial claims. He also has experience advising parents in private children law matters, including in relation to living arrangements and relocation both inside and outside the jurisdiction.

Sam Purkiss (Sport) advises on commercial and regulatory matters relating to sport, sponsorship, the exploitation of intellectual property and publishing. He has experience across a range of sports including cricket, football and motorsport, advising on team and player issues, image rights and brand management, representation and media, and sponsorship.

Sarah Verrecchia (Employment) advises both employer and employee clients on the full spectrum of both contentious and non-contentious employment law. Her clients include both businesses and individuals principally within theatre, media & entertainment, sport and financial services industries. Sarah also advises start-up businesses and individuals engaging in start-up ventures.

Lizzie Williams (Commercial Litigation) is a dispute resolution lawyer who advises on corporate, commercial and individual disputes, with a focus on disputes in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. Lizzie acts for a wide variety of clients, from individuals to large corporates, and her expertise includes litigation, arbitration, injunctions, class actions, appeals and resolving disputes through negotiation and arbitration.

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