Harneys elects William Peake as new Global Managing Partner
Harneys is delighted to announce that its partnership has elected William Peake as the new Global Managing Partner of Harneys.
He takes over from Ross Munro, who returns to his previous role as CEO and Chair of Harneys Fiduciary. William was elected unanimously and his appointment is effective from 1 January 2023.
William joined the firm in 2014 as a Senior Associate in the Litigation, Insolvency and Restructuring group and was promoted to Partner in 2017. He has built a market leading litigation practice from the firm’s London and Cayman Islands offices, most notably acting as the lead partner for the official liquidators of a Cayman SPV in relation to the US$9.2 billion Saad litigation – the longest running and most high value case ever to come before the Cayman Islands Grand Court. William has been a member of Harneys’ Executive Committee for the past three years and is actively involved in the firm’s Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiative.
Ross Munro commented: “I am very pleased to be handing over this role to William. The entire partnership has the utmost confidence in his ability to drive the firm forward. We have worked together for many years and I know he will lead with courage, ambition, and energy. I am looking forward to re-engaging with Harneys Fiduciary to further develop that side of the business.”
William Peake commented: “I am delighted to have been elected as the firm’s next Global Managing Partner and I would like to thank my fellow partners for their trust in me. Harneys is a dynamic and commercial firm, built on a supportive business, culture and technology framework. The firm’s structure enables our people to deliver outstanding client service while satisfying their own ambitions. I am looking forward to working with the entire Harneys team to build on our successes and target further growth. My primary focus will be to continue to drive the firm’s reputation for innovation and delivery of excellent client service.”
“On behalf of the partnership, I would like to thank Ross for his leadership and valued contribution. Harneys is a firm with strong foundations that is well-placed to capitalise on market opportunities globally and this is testament to Ross’s leadership during turbulent geopolitical and economic times.”