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BHW Solicitors

Corporate/M&A

2 ranked lawyersBand 1East MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Impressive local firm with a leading reputation for M&A work in the SME market. Noted for its expertise in the aerospace industry, particularly involving supply chain contracts, and also knowledgeable about estate agency matters. Offers additional expertise across a range of commercial contractual matters and continues to develop its offering in secured lending work. Also possesses capacity to undertake complex corporate restructurings.

Strengths

One impressed client says: "It does not matter who I talk to, I get a high level of service."

"This is a premier firm in the Leicester area," commentators report.

An interviewee says the lawyer are "top-class, friendly and personable," further describing the team overall as an "industry-leading legal service in corporate M&A."

Work highlights

Advised the shareholders of Shepshed Auto Spares on its sale to Alliance Automotive Group UK.

Notable practitioners

Ed Nurse expertly advises clients in the full range of corporate and commercial law concerns. He acts for SMEs and owners in domestic and cross-border transactions.
"He is very responsive and provides excellent advice." "He is commercially minded in his legal perspective and really practical. I enjoy working with him."

Stephen McElhone advises on significant corporate transactions on behalf of SMEs arising across a wide range of sectors.
"His strength is in his experience and ability to draw on a wealth of knowledge in his practice. He is well organised and readily available."

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Overview

Mergers & Acquisitions. With a team of 6 solicitors, BHW has one of the largest M&A departments based in Leicester. BHW is widely recognised as one of the East Midlands'

SME and Private Equity Corporate Services. We support incentivisation and succession projects including secondary management promotions, EMI schemes, other share incentivisation schemes, and structured buyouts.

Restructuring. The Department undertakes significant corporate restructure deals in the SME and private equity sectors.

Secured Lending. BHW enjoys a significant reputation in Secured Lending for both traditional and peer to peer lending. The Department is also influential in setting up market-leading standardised transaction documents for peer to peer funding platforms.

Aerospace. Our Aerospace Legal division acts as an authority in this sector for M&A work, Corporate Support Services, and supply chain management solutions.

Commercial Contracts. The Department routinely deals with a range of general commercial contracts including fleet sales, long-term supply, and exclusive supply contracts.

IT and Telecoms. BHW regularly advises on:

  • Software development, maintenance, and licensing agreements;
  • Hosting agreements;
  • Hardware supply agreements;
  • IT infrastructure projects;
  • Website development agreements;
  • E-commerce agreements and terms of business; and
  • Procurement and tendering for IT Projects.

Members

Nurse, Ed (Head of Department)

Clifton, Alex

Flannagan, Robert

Lam, Michael

Matt, Worsnop

McElhone, Stephen

Clients

Gardner Group Limited

GEFCO UK Limited (Peugeot Cireon Group)

Lavendon Group PLC

Nationwide Platforms Limited

Next Group PLC

ThinCats

Topps Tiles PLC

T-Systems Limited (Deutsche Telecoms)

UK Mail Group PLC

Industries

Aerospace

Agriculture

IT and Telecoms

Secured Lending

Corporate/M&A Department

BHW Solicitors

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Department location

1 Smith Way

Grove Park

Enderby

Leicester

Leicestershire

UK

LE19 1SX

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East Midlands

Corporate/M&A: SME/Owner-managed Businesses


Stephen McElhone
Band 3