Bevan Brittan LLP has strengthened its national corporate & finance with the appointment of two new partners - Christian Hunt in Leeds and Marti Burgess in Bristol.

Marti Burgess, who will be based in Bristol, advises on a broad range of corporate matters, advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, re-organisations, corporate governance, commercial contracts and general aspects of company and commercial law. She has specialist knowledge of the SME, owner-managed business and food/drink/hospitality sectors.

She joins from Gregg Latchams, where she was head of Corporate SME.

Marti said: “I am pleased to be joining a strong and ambitious corporate team at Bevan Brittan. It has a reputation for undertaking high quality, complex work and has great strength in depth across many markets. I greatly look forward to working with clients and colleagues here.”

Christian Hunt joins as a partner based in Leeds. He advises medium and large businesses on mergers and acquisitions, re-financing, joint ventures, corporate governance, re-organisations – as well as providing general business advice. He has also has extensive experience of supporting entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses and private companies.

He was previously a partner at Langleys LLP, based in York.

Christian said: “I am delighted to be joining Bevan Brittan which has a growing reputation for supporting a wide range of businesses and commercial enterprises with expert corporate advice. I am committed to being a trusted advisor to clients – knowing their objectives, working with them and being part of their team – with the aim of getting the best possible deal in sometimes difficult market conditions.”

Duncan Weir, Managing Partner at Bevan Brittan, said “I would like to offer Christian and Marti a warm welcome to Bevan Brittan. They are joining an experienced team that represents a broad range of organisations, from owner-managed businesses to multi-national corporations, and from housing associations to local authorities and the NHS.

Chris Harper, Head of Corporate & Finance at Bevan Brittan, said: “Our corporate team offers expert corporate advice across the whole of the UK including advice on investment, finance and private equity; joint ventures and partnerships; corporate governance; restructuring and re-organisations; mergers and acquisitions; and business recovery, continuity and insolvency.”