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My Expertise

As a commercial litigator my work spans both commercial litigation and dispute management, but also providing advice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships, equity capital markets, private equity and venture capital.

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I have over 25 years' experience specialising in company law, corporate governance and corporate transactions, including the rights and obligations of shareholders, directors, officers of institutions and bodies and partners.  I regularly lead teams on major and complex issues and disputes.  However, my work is often advisory as well.  This can involve being a member of a large corporate team, supporting clients and advisers during takeovers, mergers and reorganisations where applications to the court are involved.  I have been involved in many such transactions for public and large private companies in transactions of up to £1 billion by value, advising on structure and drafting the documentation for the scheme and court aspects of such transactions.

I act for public and private companies, public bodies and educational institutions, professional partnerships and their shareholders, directors, officers and partners, and advise on all aspects of governance, rights and obligations.  I have acted in a number of fraud investigations and cases and I have executed and/or supervised, as a court appointed supervisor, around 20 search orders.

Chambers has described me as “a clever lawyer who can turn difficult situations around”, and someone who “clients instinctively like”, “[he] gets to know them and their business” (2013), and “a very impressive commercial litigator [who] is absolutely dedicated to the cause…” (2014).

 Legal 500 has said that I am “accomplished in significant shareholder disputes and other corporate litigation” (2011); “one of the best commercial litigators outside London” (2012) and “the standout choice for shareholder disputes” (2013).