Howes Percival expands Milton Keynes office with Commercial Partner appointment

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Percival has expanded its Commercial practice with the appointment of Max
Windich, a commercial contracts lawyer specialising in the IT, technology, life
sciences and academic sectors. He joins the leading regional law firm as
a partner within its Corporate, Commercial, and Banking (CCB) practice.

the last six years, Max ran his own legal consultancy, Windich Legal, providing
specialist legal services to clients in the Thames Valley from tech start-ups
to universities and multinationals. Prior to that he was at Penningtons
Manches LLP.

has particular expertise advising on procurement and outsourcing transactions,
IT and technology contracts, complex supply chain and licensing arrangements
and creative collaborations in arts and fashion. Max supports several key
clients as an extension of their in-house function, priding himself on his
close relationships with in-house counsel and his tailored approach to
individual client needs.

Harris, partner, and head of Howes Percival’s CCB team said, “Max is hugely liked
and respected by his clients, and his practical and personable approach will
fit perfectly with Howes Percival. I’m delighted to welcome him. There is real
momentum behind the national expansion of our Commercial team. It is only
twelve months since Paula arrived to head up the team and we’ve now completed
three senior hires, to complement the home-grown talent we already had.

aim is to be the ‘go-to’ firm for corporate, commercial, and banking advice in
the Central and Eastern regions. Attracting and retaining talented
individuals is key to achieving this and Max’s appointment continues this

Dumbill, partner, and head of Commercial at Howes Percival commented,
“Max’s appointment, and his distinct sector expertise, strengthen our
capability to offer specialist commercial contract services to a broad range of
clients. His experience and client base will support our aims to further
develop our technology and innovation sector practice as well as helping to extend
our geographical reach into the Oxford market.

lawyers have the unique challenge of providing clear, actionable advice to
fast-growing, fast-moving and disruptive businesses who don’t just need to know
their legal position, but also how best to execute in that position. Max
brings great experience in that role and will be a real asset to the

Percival’s CCB practice advises clients on significant and transformational
acquisitions, disposals, as well as a full range of contractual matters.
It provides a dedicated banking and finance service to its borrower clients,
and to banks, financial institutions, funds, and other lenders. In recent
years, the CCB team has grown to over 30 fee earners and to enable the firm to
offer specialist services to clients, it was restructured to create three
dedicated service lines.

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