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Walker Morris LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Prolific transactional practice which offers expertise in handling mid-market deals for local and national corporate clients and private equity investors. Broadly skilled across the full gamut of corporate law matters, with a particularly strong reputation for its expertise in equity capital markets work and handling governance issues for listed companies. Areas of significant sectoral expertise include the retail, energy, technology and healthcare fields.

Strengths

Clients say: "In terms of service level and sector knowledge, working with them on M&A transactions, they have the full suite of experience within the firm."

Another comments: "Walker Morris are top notch - they are highly efficient and pragmatic."

Work highlights

Advised Endless LLP on its acquisition of BSW Timber and all its associated subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

Daniel O'Gorman is regularly called upon by clients for his expertise in M&A work and equity capital markets issues. He is also noted for his significant experience of cross-border transactions.
"He is always excellent. He understands what's important, inspires confidence that he knows what he is doing, and is always available."

Debbie Jackson is held in high regard for her considerable transactional experience in this market. She advises on private equity, venture capital and M&A transactions, as well as wider corporate governance issues.
"She is fantastic to work with: very thorough, very professional, always very commercially minded and full of good ideas."

John Hamer maintains a broad corporate practice, frequently advising clients on various transactional and listing issues. He is experienced in handling MBOs, acquisitions and investment matters.
"He is excellent - very pragmatic and really proactively helps us to get things over the line."

Richard Naish has significant experience representing public companies in various transactional matters and also has expertise in governance matters. His practice is particularly focused on clients in the food and beverage sector."He is very thorough and does a great job for us."

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Overview

The ethos within our Corporate Group is to create value for our clients by investing the time to understand our clients’ businesses. Our experienced lawyers undertake high profile corporate work for a broad range of clients from international household names to management teams in privately owned businesses. The Group successfully combines first class expertise and sector focus with the type of independent, user-friendly advice which our clients particularly appreciate. Our reputation as a trusted adviser has helped to attract an enviable list of clients.

The Corporate Group includes specialists dealing with all aspects of corporate and commercial work and is supported by perhaps the strongest single site banking, insolvency and commercial teams outside the City of London. We offer lawyers familiar with all aspects of corporate law and regulation affecting public and private companies, private equity providers, management teams and their respective advisers, from corporate governance and compliance issues to M&A, IPOs, MBOs, MBIs, fundraisers, takeover bids and tax.

Corporate/M&A

Walker Morris LLP

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Location

33 Wellington Street

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 4DL

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Yorkshire

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


Daniel O'Gorman
Band 3
Debbie Jackson
Band 1
John Hamer
Band 3
Richard Naish
Band 2