Fladgate hires Corporate team partner and senior associate


Our team: Ravi Goonesena, Cem Usten, Grant Gordon


Fladgate announces the appointment of Ravi Goonesena as a partner, who joins with Senior Associate Cem Usten, as the firm continues its strategic growth journey.

Ravi and Cem specialise in advising high net-worth individuals, family offices, international investors and SMEs on corporate and commercial issues, particularly on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures and investments.

Ravi, who joins from Shakespeare Martineau, has substantial experience in advising on cross-border transactions and on a broad range of commercial and trading contracts across multiple sectors, with a particular focus on the Turkish market. Cem, a native Turkish speaker, was a Legal Director at Shakespeare Martineau and has been working closely with Ravi for over nine years.

Commenting on the appointments, Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “we are so pleased to welcome Ravi and Cem, whose experience and well established network will complement the firm’s expertise on servicing private clients, family offices and international investors.”

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