Santander appoints head of private banking
Santander UK has announced the appointment of Ben Covey as Head of Private Banking, reporting directly to Charlotte Platts, Head of Wealth.
7 May 2019
City law firm, Druces, welcomes the arrival of Samantha Hook, a specialist real estate finance partner.
Hook, a former banker with Coutts, joins the firm from Howard Kennedy, where she built a reputation for advising on real estate financing, refinancing, acquisition, disposal and leasing of both commercial and residential property.
She advises a number of international and private banking clients as well as commercial property investors and developers of freehold and leasehold properties. Hook also acts for a number of international family offices and will play a key role in bolstering Druces’ established family office practice, working alongside the firm’s leading private client team, as well as corporate, dispute resolution, immigration and other member of the real estate teams.
Hook is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and is a former Chair of Women in Property (SE Branch, 2015- 2016).
Commenting on the hire, Head of Real Estate, Nicholas Brent, said: “Sam’s arrival is a great move for the firm in particular for its real estate finance and family office offering for clients. Sam’s expertise and extensive client relationships will considerably enhance the firm’s capability to support banking and property finance clients with their continued investments”.