Servest, the international facilities management provider appoints Laura Ryan as Group Legal Counsel.
With an extensive background in corporate and commercial law and a longstanding relationship with Servest as an external legal advisor, Ryan has been appointed head of the in-house legal department at one of the UK’s fastest growing facilities management companies. Ryan will focus on mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts work, as well as having responsibility for a range of general corporate matters, and is tasked with developing the in-house legal team to support the rapid growth of the business.
Having previously advised Servest whilst at Birketts LLP, a top 100 UK law firm based in East Anglia Ryan has an excellent relationship with Servest’s management team and an understanding of their vision and ambitions. Whilst at Birketts LLP, Ryan specialised in corporate and commercial law, gaining extensive experience advising clients on a variety of matters including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, commercial contracts and general corporate governance issues, so her appointment will bring fresh insight and perspective to Servest’s commercial operation.
“We are delighted to welcome Laura to our in-house legal team at Servest – she’s joining at a very exciting and busy time,” said Rob Legge, Servest Group CEO. “She has a wealth of experience and a unique skill set to offer which will no doubt help Servest to increase business efficiencies. Her move contributes to the positive growth of our business and we hope that her role will enable us to expand further.”
Commenting on her move from external advisor to internal Servest employee, Ryan said: “I’m looking forward to working more closely with Servest and to fully integrating myself into the business. The privilege of being in-house is that it gives insight into all areas of the operation, and I’m excited to use that opportunity to better support Servest in future.”