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RPC welcomes trio of new Partners in annual promotions round

Published on 28 April 2016

City-headquartered law firm RPC is pleased to announce that it has promoted three lawyers into the partnership, with effect from 1 May.

All three are based in the firm's London office. The individuals are:

  • Nigel Collins- Corporate, Head of Japan desk
  • Ciara Cullen-  IP & Technology
  • Jonathan Hutt- Construction & Projects

RPC Managing Partner, Jonathan Watmough said: "This time of year always represents a fresh beginning at RPC as we welcome new members into our partnership. Nigel, Ciara and Jonathan bring with them an enthusiasm and commitment to RPC's future as a business.

"Each possesses that unique blend of always going the extra mile for clients, while being approachable and enjoyable to work with.

"With an all-equity model, we welcome them as genuine owners of the business. I look forward to working with them to continue driving the business forward."

Nigel Collins

Head of RPC's Japan Desk, Nigel Collins is a corporate lawyer with extensive experience and a deep cultural knowledge of Japan and Japanese business. Focusing on a broad range of work including acquisitions, disposals, investments, joint ventures, restructuring and general corporate, Nigel is a Japanese speaker and advises a wide range of leading Japanese corporates across multiple sectors and geographies. Nigel is also involved in the Japanese martial art of Kendo and is manager of the Great Britain Kendo team.

Ciara Cullen

Ciara is an IP & technology lawyer specialising in dispute resolution, with a focus on advising international clients on large scale multi-jurisdictional matters. Ciara also has expertise advising on brand protection, licensing, sponsorship/endorsement arrangements and commercial contracts.  She is dual qualified in England and Wales, and the Republic of Ireland and acts for a range of clients across a number of sectors.

Jonathan Hutt

A specialist in construction, PFI, energy and outsourcing disputes, Jonathan is an expert at navigating his way through complex PFI / PPP / outsourcing contracts and construction related issues – combining contentious and non-contentious skills to resolve complex problems. The majority of Jonathan's time is spent supporting large main contractors, but he also acts for employers and suppliers.