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Shakespeare Martineau

Corporate/M&A

2 ranked lawyersBand 4East MidlandsUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Advises on a wide range of mid-market M&A transactions and group reorganisations. Broad sector knowledge covering logistics, healthcare and banking among various other areas. Substantial experience in a range of technology-related areas including IT services, engineering and manufacturing, and life sciences. Also acts on employee ownership and buyout deals as well as advising on strategic planning for family businesses.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are a great firm to work with: well organised, excellent quality of work and consistent performers."

Another comments: "They are a reassuring and professional team who held our hands throughout a very forensic sale process."

Sources add: "They are professional, hard-working and customer-focused."

Work highlights

Assisted with the sale of Cofresh Snack Foods to newly established Vibrant Foods.

Notable practitioners

Duncan James offers clients the benefit of his deep transactional experience. He has a particular focus on advising family-owned businesses as part of his stable of entrepreneurial and growth business clients.
"Duncan James is an excellent negotiator. He is calm, calculated, precise and timely, as well as a good and reassuring communicator."

Roger Harcourt is a strong choice for healthcare sector clients on all corporate transactional and operational concerns.

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East Midlands

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity


Duncan James
Band 3
Roger Harcourt
Band 3