International law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Andrew Henderson as director of public policy to launch a UK public policy unit, following client demand for advice on government relations in the wake of Brexit.
Henderson, head of public affairs and external relations at Williams & Glyn, which is owned by RBS, has more than 16 years experience in the public policy and strategic communications industry and joins Pinsent Masons next month.
He will expand and ‘transform’ Pinsent Masons’ public policy practice, which was established in Edinburgh following Scottish devolution.
Richard Foley, senior partner at Pinsent Masons, said: “Our intention for some time had been to develop a more comprehensive public policy service in the UK given the increasing centrality of regulation and hence government and parliamentary affairs to our clients. That sense has only been heightened by developments in respect of Brexit.”
Andrew Henderson added: “I am thrilled to be joining Pinsent Masons during a period of unprecedented change in the political and economic landscape of the country. The firm has an unparalleled client base, acting for more PLCs than almost any other law firm, and stand out credentials in sectors such as infrastructure, financial services, energy and advanced manufacturing and technology where understanding and informing government thinking is essential.”