RPC’s latest promotion round sees three new partners join the firm’s global partnership

Published on 06 November 2020


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Law firm RPC is pleased to announce that it has promoted three lawyers into the partnership, with effect from 1 November.

  • Three lawyers across the London, Bristol and Singapore offices promoted to RPC’s partnership
  • Brings the tally to a total of 18 new RPC partners globally in 2020, the largest promotion round in any given year across all four offices (London, Bristol, Singapore and Hong Kong)

The individuals are:

RPC Managing Partner, James Miller said: “I am delighted that the partnership has agreed to make up these three outstanding individuals to Partners.” 

“Each of them have proven to be excellent lawyers and have already contributed a great deal to the firm by exemplifying genuine commitment to collegiality and collaboration across the firm. They have all demonstrated a deep sector knowledge and expertise, commercial acumen and an impressive dedication to client service excellence, offering significant value to clients.” 

“The record number of 18 lawyers joining the rank of partners in 2020 reflect the firm’s bold plans to grow the business, and each of these new Partners has an important role to play supporting clients in navigating the challenges of the current crisis, as well as helping the firm realise its longer-term ambitions.”

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Zoe Eastell – Construction Insurance – Bristol 

Zoe is a partner in the firm’s insurance group. She specialises in defending claims against construction professionals including architects, engineers, project managers, surveyors and design and build contractors. She has handled in recent years a number of high value complex disputes for the firm’s Construction Insurance practice which is headed by partner Alan Stone. Zoe’s expertise covers all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, adjudication, mediation and arbitration.  She also regularly advises on complex policy coverage disputes, including disputes arising from professional indemnity and CAR insurance policies.   Zoe is as an excellent technical lawyer, who prides herself on providing clear, commercial and strategic advice.

Chris Brierley – Corporate – London

Chris is a corporate partner at RPC. He has a broad corporate practice and is experienced in private M&A, private equity, investments in unlisted companies and joint ventures. Chris supports clients across a range of sectors, but with an emphasis on private equity and (more recently) insurance sector transactions. 2020 has been a busy year for Chris and the team, with Chris involved in deals in the financial services, consumer products and insurance sectors.

Summer Montague – Property and Casualty International – Singapore 

Summer is an insurance and reinsurance partner in RPC’s Singapore office. Summer specialises in advising on complex regional coverage issues arising from property, engineering and construction; as well as liability claims with a particular focus on product liability; cyber cover and professional liability involving construction professionals. Summer has helped develop RPC’s award-winning ReSecure cyber incident response service in Singapore and advises on legal issues arising from cyber security incidents and complex IT claims (software and mobile technology) across the globe.

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