Waterfront is delighted to announce the appointment of associates Zahrah Fakim and Jo Stacy in the corporate/commercial team and Maria-Elena Cacace who joins the business as an associate in the intellectual property and disputes team.

Having qualified in 2017, Zahrah has gained a variety of experience acting for every type of business from start-ups and SMEs to international public companies and will advise on a range of corporate and commercial matters relevant to technology companies, including venture capital investments, commercial contracts and M&A.

Jo qualified as a solicitor in November 2019, completing the LPC at BBP Law School in Holborn. Jo has broad commercial experience in different industry sectors such as media and hospitality and has a particular interest in corporate and commercial law, with a focus on IP and IT.

Maria-Elena Cacace will assist with various contentious and non-contentious matters including design right, trademark and copyright infringement as well as breach of contract and patent disputes.

Waterfront partner and head of corporate Matt Cunningham said, “we are delighted to welcome Zahrah and Jo to Waterfront. They could not have joined us at a better time. It’s been a busy start to the year and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in exciting transactions.”

Waterfront partner and joint-head of intellectual property and dispute resolution Piers Strickland said, “we’re really pleased to welcome Maria-Elena to the team. Her contribution across our ongoing matters will be invaluable as we push on with our strategy for growth throughout the year.”