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ALDGATE TOWER, 2 LEMAN STREET, LONDON, E1 8QN, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7481 0010
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1070 LONDON CITY EC3
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Matthew Stratton

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 20 7481 0010
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Ince

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Matthew is an experienced corporate law specialist, who helps clients achieve successful outcomes in domestic and cross-border transactions.

Matthew advises UK and international clients across the specturm of corporate transactions. These include M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, shareholding arrangements, fund raising and investments. His clients range from UK start-ups to global conglomerates, and come from a variety of industries, particularly transportation, energy, technology, retail and real estate.

He also advises overseas companies on inward investment into the UK on matters relating to corporate structures, employment, trade mark protection, contractual arrangements and related areas.

Highlight Matters
- Advised Subsea7 (Oslo listed) on its acquisition of 50% of Seaway Heavy Lifting (c$320m)
- Advised Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE listed) on its proposed acquisition of HEC Europe (c$367m)
- Advised Top Ships (NASDAQ listed) on a ‘milestone’ JV with Gunvor (c$55m)
- Advised a US private equity house on its acquisition of a UK freight forwarding/logistics company (£undisclosed)
- Advised a software house on its acquisition of a software business from IBM (£undisclosed)
- Advised a foreign exchange company on its sale to private equity (c£20m)
- Advised a tech start-up on an early stage investment round (£1m)
- Advised a Thai based automative group on its disposal of a Dubai based marine business to a South African business (£undisclosed)
- Advised a global shipping trust on its corporate sale of a Mayfair freehold to private equity (c£20m).

Languages

English

Member

Law Society of England & Wales

Education

Qualified in England & Wales, 1999.
Leeds University.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Ince specialises in handling transactions in the shipping, aviation, insurance, energy and international trade sectors for domestic and international clients ranging from large listed corporates to family-owned private companies. Practice head Stephen Jarvis  and Mona Patel acted as co-counsel (alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP) for Advent International, advising on the maritime law aspects of the acquisition of an 80% stake in London-based shipping services company V.Ships. Matthew Stratton assisted Acergy (Gibraltar), a wholly owned subsidiary of subsea engineering, services and construction company Subsea 7, with the $279m purchase of the remaining interest in Seaway Heavy Lifting (in which it already owned a 50% stake), and acted for Aegean Marine Petroleum Network on its $367m acquisition of HEC Europe. Other key clients include Danaos, Global Research Partners, Newpark Resources and PVM Oil Associates; China Merchant Partners and GasLog are among the team’s new clients.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

The 'very attentive' contractor-focused oil and gas lawyers at Ince 'have an outstanding knowledge base of the industry and react quickly as the matters develop'. In recent highlights, the practice handled the sale and leaseback of an LNG carrier to Chinese state-owned shipping company COSCO on behalf of Golar, and Jonathan Goldfarb - assisted by Mona Patel and Stephen Jarvis  - provided cross-border counsel to longstanding Gaslog with regards to an SPA to acquire 20% shareholding in Gastrade. On the contentious front Chris Kidd continues to lead the advice to a drilling contractor in connection with a claim against a shipyard arising from the severely delayed construction of a deep water drilling rig due to the shipyward's alleged failure to deliver the vessel on time. Simon Hems heads the practice and is also a key name to note alongside Renaud Barbier-Emery and Matthew Stratton . Jeremy Farr , Clare Kempkens and Charles Lockwood joined K&L Gates LLP .

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