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Our Corporate team is highly experienced in advising both domestic and international corporate clients on a variety of transactions, ranging from M&A, private equity, venture capital, AIM Admissions, private placings and public company takeovers. We have earned a reputation for excellence, guiding clients through every aspect of a transaction with solid, reliable and commercial advice.

The team’s knowledge and skills cover an extensive suite of practice areas. These include:

  • Biotechnology & Life Sciences
  • Charities & Not for Profit
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Food & Beverage
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Natural Resources
  • Partnership Law
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Regulatory
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Start-Ups
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital

The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe routinely rank our Corporate team for the calibre, quality and size of our transactions. The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 describes practice head, Cillian Balfe, as ‘outstanding’.  It notes that Thérèse Rochford impresses with her ‘thoroughness and knowledge of the law’, with Chambers Global 2018 describing her as “very thorough, pragmatic, responsive and approachable.’  Chambers Europe 2017 is equally favourable noting that she is ‘client focused, [and she] invests time in the relationship and tailors proposals to suit the client’. Chambers Global 2018 describes Stephen Walker as ‘very pragmatic’, with clients noting that he is “very commercial, practical and knows when to have a fight.’  Brendan Ringrose is also recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 and noted for his listed company work for North American plcs.

Some of our recent Corporate transactions include:

  • Advised the majority selling shareholders of Luxcel Biosciences on the sale to Agilent Technologies
  • Advised the shareholders of Oceanpath Seafood on the sale to Iceland Seafood International
  • Advised Toronto Stock Exchange- listed Altius Minerals on an option to enter into a joint venture with First Quantum Minerals Ltd
  • Advised AIM-listed San Leon Energy plc on a STG£11 million convertible secured loan facility with Toscafund Asset Management LLP
  • Advised Storm Technology on its acquisition of Ciall Systems Limited
  • Advised the shareholders of Totalemotion Limited on its sale to Kairos, Inc
  • Advised the shareholders of Eaton Square Limited on its sale to BDO
  • Advised Toronto Stock Exchange- listed Dalradian Resources Inc. on the takeover by Scheme of Arrangement of Irish incorporated AIM-listed Minco plc
  • Acted for shareholders of Capital Cover Group Limited in its sale to Arachas
  • Advised AIM-listed San Leon Energy plc on negotiations and compliance with the Irish Takeover Rules in relation to separate possible takeover offers by Geron Energy, China Great United Petroleum and Midwestern Oil and Gas

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