Shakespeare Martineau

Corporate/M&A Department

West Midlands
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What the team is known for Strength and depth across the region and the capacity to lead significant transactions, including those with a cross-border element. Regularly instructed by investment funds and corporates in the energy sector. Benefits from extensive European and global outreach and networking in facilitating deals of high value and complexity. Also possesses a strong practice advising clients on employee ownership structures.

Strengths An interviewee describes the lawyers as "technical heavyweights in their chosen sectors," adding: "They offer sensible, commercially driven advice."

An impressed client states: "The firm is always seeking to find the most efficient and sensible solution without overcomplicating the situation."

Work highlights Acted for Foresight Group on the launch of the FP Foresight Global Real Infrastructure Fund which has already raised £75 million.

Notable practitioners

Kavita Patel is head of the investment funds department and is sought out by both public and private company clients for her expertise in corporate transactions. She guides clients through all aspects of M&A and private equity matters.
"She is highly responsive, detail-orientated and provides a seamless service." "She is an innovative and clever thinker who actually knows how fund managers operate from the inside."

Richard Wrigley has a considerable breadth of experience in corporate transactions, ably assisting client with M&A deals, share sales and group reorganisations.
"He is very personable, understanding and clear-thinking. He is great to have working alongside you."