Keystone Law has announced that King & Wood Mallesons partner and Head of both the firm’s Commerce and Technology Team and Consumer & Retail Group, Jeremy Schrire has joined the firm.

Identified by the Legal 500 as a top tier, leading lawyer and recognised for his ‘huge brain’, his ‘superb legal analysis of issues’ and his ‘practical and robust solutions’, Schrire specialises in commercial agreements and related competition and regulatory matters. He advises on a wide variety of commercial and trading issues, including agency, distribution, joint ventures, sale and purchase agreements, licensing, technology transfer, R&D, marketing and franchise arrangements, often with an international focus.

With expertise that extends beyond the UK to Europe and the US in particular, Jeremy is involved in a range of industries including manufacturing, technology, e-commerce, consumer goods, retail, healthcare, and hotels and leisure and acts for several household names.

Jeremy joined KWM legacy firm S J Berwin in 1994 from Clifford Chance and has headed up the Commerce and Technology team for the past 10 years. He is the second KWM partner to join Keystone in 6 months, following the arrival of senior employment lawyer Hilary O’Connor earlier in the year.

Keystone founder and Managing Partner James Knight commented,

“We are delighted that Jeremy has decided to join the fold. His technical expertise will significantly strengthen our leading commercial practice and further position ourselves at the forefront of thought leadership. Jeremy’s arrival is a real demonstration of the firm’s ability to attract some of the City’s finest senior lawyers and we look forward to welcoming him.”

Jeremy added:

“Keystone Law is a natural fit for me and my clients; the chambers style structure will enable me to provide a more personal service with the added benefit of over 200 highly experienced lawyers should clients require legal advice outside of my field of expertise.”