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Clarke Willmott LLP

Corporate/M&A

3 ranked lawyersBand 2South WestUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Acts for local and international clients on a range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, sales and structuring matters. Recognised expertise in representing investors and management bodies in private equity and venture capital-backed transactions. Demonstrates strength across a number of sectors, including the automotive, technology and banking arenas.

Strengths

"They are a good firm with some good people," reports a source, who continues: "They are collegiate and know how to handle the work in a straightforward and effective way."

"If they say they are going to do something, they will do it," says a commentator. "They are calm, considered and balanced."

Work highlights

Represented the shareholders of Jackson Stops & Staff in the sale of the business to estate agency chain Dexters.

Notable practitioners

Robert Ridd deals with all aspects of corporate work and has particular experience of transactions in the sports and retail sectors.
"He focuses on getting the deal done and has strong technical abilities as well. You can rely on him to get the deal across the line."

Simon Thomas acts for a wide range of clients, including plcs, entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses.
"He is highly experienced, very practical and constructive in his approach to deals." "He has excellent technical knowledge and many good deals under his belt."

Simon Smith handles a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions.
"He has excellent technical skills, patience, and the ability to communicate complex legal issues using clear and concise advice."

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Overview

It’s important to Clarke Willmott that clients get the most out of their deals and the team's approach is positive, transparent and tailored to the client's needs. The Corporate team can provide practical corporate legal advice to help clients set-up a new business, acquire or invest in an existing business, or sell an established business.

Clarke Willmott has acted for buyers, sellers and investors in a broad range of sectors. Their wide experience means they can offer valuable insights into the potential ‘drivers’ of the other parties. This allows them to anticipate some of the issues that may be faced during the course of a deal so they can maximise the value of transactions, whilst minimising associated risks.




Corporate/M&A Department

Clarke Willmott LLP

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Department location

1 Georges Square

Bath Street

Bristol

Bristol

UK

BS1 6BA

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South West

Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market


Robert Ridd
Band 3
Simon P Thomas
Band 2
Simon Smith
Up and Coming