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asb law LLP

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Crawley, Maidstone

Claire Williams

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asb law LLP

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Corporate finance.


Partner and specialist in mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, asset swaps, restructurings, shareholder agreements and joint ventures. Claire advises a range of clients from international corporations to individual shareholders on various corporate matters such as share sales, loans, investments, company law issues, finance and business acquisitions. As well as her City experience in advising large corporates, Claire has a great deal of experience advising owner managers on the sale of their companies as well as acting for purchasers on acquisitions.  In 2009 she led on the conversion of asb law from a partnership to a limited liability partnership. Claire has developed a following of clients throughout Kent and the South East and established excellent relationships with a number of corporate finance boutiques, accounting firms and banks.


Qualified 1996 as barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand; law clerk (1996) and solicitor (1996-2000), corporate and commercial department, Bell Gully Buddle Weir, New Zealand; solicitor, corporate finance department, Herbert Smith, London 2000-03; Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer Test and qualified as solicitor in England and Wales 2004; solicitor, corporate and commercial department, Brachers, Maidstone 2003-05; associate 2006-08; partner, corporate finance, asb law, 2008.


Claire is a member of the Steering Committee of the Kent Corporate Finance Alliance and a member of Kent 5:50.


Hillcrest High School, New Zealand; University of Waikato, New Zealand (LLB law; BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies), majoring in economics).


International travel; gardening; New Zealand wines; entertaining.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Claire Williams now heads the team at asb law LLP following the departure of corporate finance specialist Helen Mead to DMH Stallard LLP in April 2019. The firm offers a full range of expertise on corporate/M&A transactions together with financing, shareholding restructures and private equity. Of late, the practice has been especially active assisting longstanding clients on acquisitions and sales.

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South East: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Claire Williams - asb law LLP

Within: Banking and finance

asb law LLP’s corporate finance and property specialists are well versed in a wide range of refinancing and bank-funded transactions. The team also acts for non-bank clients in relation to secured and unsecured lending, and for clients making private debt finance available to businesses either on a secured or unsecured basis. The practice has an aviation finance speciality. Practice heads are Claire Williams in Maidstone and Ian Greenfield in Crawley. Associates Daniel Tozer and Jo Rovery (based in Maidstone and Crawley respectively) are also recommended.

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