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Ashley Reeback

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Ashley is head of Howard Kennedy's corporate department and is a member of its Mergers and Acquisitions team. He specialises in all forms of corporate transactional law with an emphasis on M&A and capital markets transactions, including advising on AIM listings and related transactions. Ashley advises both public and private companies as well as individuals, with a particular sector focus on the AIM market and entrepreneurial fast growing companies. He has provided advice to numerous companies, entrepreneurs and nominated advisers on AIM IPOs and related transactions, takeovers and fundraisings since 1995, when the market was established.


Trained SJ Berwin; qualified 1994; partner Howard Kennedy 1998.


Mill Hill School; University of Manchester (BSc).

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Anthony Hunt and Ashley Reeback lead the team at Howard Kennedy LLP, which was bolstered by the arrivals of Jonathan Polin from Dentons in June 2017 and Jonathan Cohen from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in October 2017. The team is noted for its expertise in the hotel, restaurant, leisure and retail sectors: highlights in these areas included Hunt acting for Pandora Jewellery UK on the acquisitions of various concept stores from franchise partners; Paul Glassberg advising Yolana and AYU London (companies associated with restaurateur Alan Yau) on their joint venture with an investor to develop and operate a chain of Turkish restaurants; and Eric Gummers acting for Fairview Hotels on the acquisitions of hotels in Cardiff, Newcastle and Rugby as part of its continued expansion programme. In addition, Gillian White advised the shareholders and management of the Aston Barclay Group on the MBO by Rutland Partners. Michael Harris and legal director Stephanie Brigg are also noted.

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Within: Partnership

Howard Kennedy LLP is 'a good all-round firm' with 'some very capable individuals in the partnership field'. The group handles LLP formations, partner obligations, employment matters and commercial contracts, in addition to financial regulatory advice on LLP structures, tax, dispute resolution, business recovery and reconstruction. The team is co-led by 'commercial and knowledgeable' Jane Amphlett, who specialises in advisory matters such as partner appointments and departures, and 'one of the top experts in partnership disputes', consultant Robert Craig. Also recommended are the 'capable' Simon Taylor and corporate structuring expert Ashley Reeback.

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