Travers Smith promotes private equity partner

London-based law firm Travers Smith has promoted Ian Shawyer to private equity partner.

Ian Shawyer has become a private equity partner at UK law firm Travers Smith. Shawyer has been at the firm since he started training to be a lawyer in 1996.

Travers Smith, which has a private equity and a corporate finance team, has made eight other internal promotions. The firm’s private equity team is led by Charles Barter and was established in 1996.

The law firm recently advised UK mid-market firm ECI Partners on the sale of Nuaire, a manufacturer of ventilation systems, to rival firm Electra Partners.