Former Slaughter and May partner and corporate law heavyweight Nigel Boardman has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, one month after leaving the firm he worked at for almost 50 years.
He was awarded the honour for services to the legal profession.
Boardman stepped down as a partner from Slaughter and May in 2019 but worked as a consultant at the firm until the end of April.
Last year he lead a government inquiry into the Greensill Capital lobbying scandal and has acted on several of the U.K.’s biggest M&A deals in recent history for major clients including Shell, Vodafone, BHP Billiton, Reuters and Marks & Spencer.
Other honours beneficiaries this year include Hogan Lovells Africa head and senior counsel Andrew Skipper, was made an MBE for services to British trade and investment in Africa and Ramesh Vala, a consultant at Ince Group, who was made a CBE.
Norton Rose Fulbright senior consultant, Harry Theochari, has been made an OBE for his services to the maritime industry, while Stephen Roman, director general legal in the government legal department, was handed the Order of the Bath for services to the law.
Other names on the list included broadcaster Clare Balding, who was awarded a CBE, and actor Damian Lewis, also awarded a CBE.