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Charles Russell Speechlys expands commercial offering with the appointment of Rebecca Steer

4th October 2023

Charles Russell Speechlys today announces the appointment of Partner, Rebecca Steer. Rebecca joins the Firm’s growing commercial team and will be based in the Cheltenham office.

Over the past 25 years, Rebecca has built up a strong reputation within the Southwest for her commercial expertise and work across the technology, creative and digital sectors. She advises her client base of owner-managed, portfolio and privately owned digital, tech businesses and dynamic innovator companies across a full spectrum of legal issues, including commercial, intellectual property, media, technology, outsourcing, and data protection matters.

Rebecca regularly provides strategic go to market advice and executes commercial, subscription and licensing agreements for emerging tech and digital companies in the UK and overseas, with many of her clients operating on a multi-national basis. She has significant experience negotiating strategic customer and supplier agreements for clients in these sectors.  In addition to her private practice experience, Rebecca has considerable industry experience working in-house as a General Counsel at a semi-conductor company, which means she is adept at delivering high-quality and specialist advice to her client base.

David Collins, Partner, and responsible for the Firm’s Business Advisory & Transaction Services Division, which includes the Corporate, Commercial, Employment, Immigration, Financial Services and Banking teams, comments:

“With technological change continuing to accelerate at pace and client demand for bespoke commercial legal expertise growing, it is a very exciting time to be joining our team. Rebecca’s leading reputation, expertise and areas of specialism are very complementary to our highly regarded and expanding commercial practice and client offering. We are delighted to welcome Rebecca to the team.”

Rebecca Steer, Partner, adds: “I am very excited to be joining Charles Russell Speechlys, there are clear synergies between the Firm’s private capital service lines and sectors and my own client base and expertise. Joining Charles Russell Speechlys will enable me to offer a more integrated full-service package to my clients and I am very much looking forward to working alongside the stellar team.”

Rebecca’s appointment closely follows the arrival of David Cordova Flores, Tax Partner in Luxembourg, Head of International Arbitration, Tom Snider, in Dubai and Family Partner, Vanessa Duff, in Hong Kong.

About Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys is an international law firm with a focus on private capital, at the intersection of personal, family, business, and corporates. Its lawyers are based in 12 locations across the UK, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and through each of these locations, clients can access the full range of the Firm’s skills and expertise. Charles Russell Speechlys is a leader in the world of dynamic growth businesses, and a leading adviser to the world’s prominent creators and owners of private capital and their families.

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About Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys is an international law firm with a focus on private capital, at the intersection of personal, family, business, and corporates. Its lawyers are based in 12 locations across the UK, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and through ...

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