Leading regional law firm Brachers have been joined by non-contentious construction solicitor Romano Obertelli.
Romano, who joins as Partner, is the first non-contentious construction specialist at Brachers. Educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he was previously with Addleshaw Goddard in the City for twelve years and most recently with a boutique practice. He has also spent time abroad as principal legal adviser for a major international company.
He has extensive experience of advising on different procurement routes, amending industry standard forms (including JCT, NEC, FIDIC, RIBA and ACE) and drafting bespoke construction and engineering contracts together with the full suite of ancillary documentation. He has acted for a range of clients on a wide variety of different projects, both domestic and international.
Managing Partner, John Sheath, commented: “Having Romano on board is a really exciting development for Brachers. Along with Michael Janney, who has recognised contentious construction capability, we are now able to offer both existing and potential clients a comprehensive service across the building and construction sector. He will be splitting his time between the firm’s Maidstone and London offices depending on clients’ needs.”
John continued: “Romano’s arrival follows a number of appointments in 2011 at Brachers and is in line with our strategy to grow significantly in the next three years as well as to differentiate the firm by being able to offer advice in specialist areas.”