Gateley Legal

Corporate/M&A Department

West Midlands
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What the team is known for Regularly instructed by a range of clients including local entrepreneurs, national private equity houses and overseas corporates. Broad in focus but prominent, especially, in the retail and real estate sectors. Varied portfolio of work, tackling highly complex national and cross-border deals. Possesses particular expertise in advising management teams on transactions, including buyouts and sales.

Strengths One client says: "They take their time to understand each unique situation."

"The team is very professional and quick to respond to queries," reports another interviewee.

Work highlights Advised NorthEdge Capital on the sale of Project Seed Topco to Sundial UK.

Notable practitioners


Paul Cliff
represents private and public companies in M&A and capital markets transactions. He also advises on employee takeovers and share sales.


Simon Gill
offers considerable experience in corporate finance matters and often acts for private equity firms and shareholders in M&A transactions, investments and wider restructuring matters.
"He is very effective and sensible."


Tom Durrant
regularly acts for large corporates and investors and has significant transactional experience. He offers in-depth expertise in M&A deals, private equity matters and venture capital investments. He leads the firm's corporate department.