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).