BLM augments its corporate & commercial law offering with partner hire

18 May 2020

Today, insurance risk and commercial law firm BLM makes a new partner hire with the appointment of Matthew Poli, as head of corporate & commercial, London.

Matthew joins BLM’s fast-growing, commercial advisory practice, launched in October 2017, when the firm expanded its offering and capability by diversifying its portfolio. 

He joins BLM’s commercial advisory and private wealth practice, from commercial law firm, iLaw, where he was previously head of corporate and brings with him 14 years of non-contentious corporate and commercial law experience.

Matthew is a trusted legal advisor to intermediaries, owners, investors, fundraisers and financiers operating throughout the entire company life-cycle. He advises on all aspects of corporate law, with an emphasis on business restructure, share acquisitions and disposals, corporate governance advisory and corporate finance.  Also, an experienced commercial lawyer, Matthew has worked on large-scale commercial agreements, including the sale and licence of IP, online terms of trading, franchise and distribution agreements, plus contracts for service.

Siri Siriwardene, head of commercial advisory & private wealth at BLM commented: “Matthew brings robust experience of working with both corporate and medium-sized organisations to BLM. In heading up our new London practice, he will serve existing BLM clients and encourage new ones to consider us as a strong, full-service, legal provider. Matthew is a high calibre partner hire, and his experience dovetails well with BLM’s employment, commercial litigation, insolvency and commercial property expertise. I am thrilled he’s chosen to join us.”

Matthew Poli, head of corporate & commercial, London at BLM added: “I will be supporting my clients, GCs and heads of legal, to tackle the seismic shifts within their organisations resulting from the current macro-economic scenario. During these unmatched times, my clients and I will be taking a strategic approach to restructuring and securing their businesses for whatever lies ahead. I look forward immensely to enhancing BLM’s existing corporate and commercial law offer, working alongside my colleagues throughout the UK and also cross-border, through the firm’s global network of partners  - Global Insurance Law Connect.”



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