Michael Cantwell has joined Yorkshire-based law firm Schofield Sweeney as a partner in their corporate team.

Based in Leeds, Michael acts on a wide range of corporate matters. He is regularly involved in early negotiations to structure a transaction and credited with finding solutions to issues early. Michael is a trusted advisor and receives recommendations from existing clients, law firms and accountancy practices with a particular focus in the gambling and the manufacturing industry.

Michael also advises clients from initial set up (including EIS, SEIS, EMI and growth share investment), subsequent additional investment/funding rounds and eventual exit.

“I’m delighted to join Schofield Sweeney. The team is recognised as a market leader for dealmaking and forging long-lasting relationships with clients. I look forward to working with the team and developing our offering as we go from strength to strength,” said Michael.

“It’s great to welcome Michael as a Partner to add even further strength to what is already an incredibly strong corporate offering, featuring year after year amongst the most active advisers in the region. Michael has an excellent reputation for forming great client relationships and his arrival will help our plans to expand the team in the second half of this year as part of our wider strategic growth plan," said patner Steven Millward.

Schofield Sweeney supports ambitious management teams to scale-up, navigate growth and futureproof their business. They enable individuals to grow and protect their wealth with specific expertise in the more complex areas of tax, dispute and cross-border law.