RPC names Karen Hendy as Head of Corporate
Appointment of new head comes set against global expansion
City law firm RPC has named Partner Karen Hendy to lead the Corporate practice. She takes over from Tim Anderson, who served in the role for 15 years.
Karen said: "We have a wonderful team, great clients, and a lot of potential. I'm really looking forward to continuing to develop and build the practice.
"We'll continue to focus on what we're good at, with our sights firmly set on the horizon. The market and corporate landscape is evolving and full of opportunities, which we plan to make the most of."
Tim said: "This move will free me up to take a more strategic role across RPC, helping to drive forward the firm's various lines of business. I will be working closely with RPC Tyche [from 30 May 2020, RPC Consulting became RPC Tyche LLP] and Centre for Legal Leadership, and with James to guide RPC forward as a successful professional services firm.
"Karen is energetic, pragmatic and insightful and will drive the Corporate practice forward with grace and stamina."
Karen became a Partner in 2010 having joined RPC in 2007 from Allen & Overy. She has since advised on a number of noteworthy deals including acting for Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed Dialog Semiconductor on its "off market" share buyback programme, for Sports Direct International on the sale of its rights to the iconic sportswear brand Dunlop and related wholesale and licensing businesses for $137.5m, and Four Marketing on the purchase of Agent Provocateur out of administration.
Karen will continue with her practice and to work closely with James Mee, who leads the Corporate Insurance and Financial Services practice.
Karen currently sits on RPC's management board and is also instrumental in leading the firm's dedicated inclusion and diversity strategy.
News of her appointment comes after the addition of Jeremy Cunningham and Janney Chong to the Hong Kong Corporate team in November and March respectively.