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Lester Aldridge LLP

RUSSELL HOUSE, OXFORD ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH8 8EX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01202 786161
Fax:
Fax 01202 786110
DX:
7623 BOURNEMOUTH
Email:
Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com
Bournemouth, London, Southampton

Grant Esterhuizen

Tel:
Work 01202 786224
Email:
Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com/our-people/grant-esterhuizen-partner/
Lester Aldridge LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.

Position

Grant is a partner at Lester Aldridge who heads up the firm’s Commercial Group and Corporate Team. He is dual-qualified UK solicitor and South African attorney and has specialised in company and commercial law since qualifying in the UK.

Grant has over 20 years’ experience advising on commercial and corporate matters.  His advisory scope includes joint ventures, commercial agreements and corporate transactions. He has particular experience in cross-border corporate transactions, having closed transactions involving buyers or sellers based in foreign jurisdictions such as China, Australia, Canada, USA, Brazil, French Polynesia and Europe.

Grant has clients across a number of SME sectors and has specific specialism in advising clients in the software development, software licensing, manufacturing and export sectors.

His clients regard him to be commercial yet tenacious in his approach.

Career

Trained Bisset Boehmke McBlain attorneys (Cape Town, South Africa); qualified 1998 (attorney and conveyancer, South Africa), 2000 (solicitor, England and Wales); associate Lester Aldridge 2003; partner Ellis Jones LLP (2004-2009); partner Lester Aldridge LLP 2009 to date. Dual-qualified South African attorney and UK solicitor.

Languages

Afrikaans.

Member

China-Britain Business Council.

Education

Wynberg Boys’ High School, Cape Town (1989); University of Cape Town (1995); BA (1993); LLB (1995); attorney and conveyancer (South Africa) (1998); solicitor (England & Wales) (2000).

Leisure

Rugby (New Milton RFC), cricket (Lex XI), golf.


South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Within: Leading individuals

Grant Esterhuizen - Lester Aldridge LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Dorset and South Wiltshire

One of the highest-quality corporate practices’ in Bournemouth, Lester Aldridge LLP has a strong SME-focused client base with particular experience in the software and IT sectors. Practice head Grant Esterhuizen is highly regarded in the local market and has been engaged by a number of UK corporates in various share transactions involving foreign purchasers. Esterhuizen advised the shareholders of a south west aerospace group on the sale of the entire issued share capital to a US-based acquirer. Similarly, the department head acted for the shareholders of South Coast Oil and Lubricants in a high-value share transaction with a Brazilian acquirer. Susan Cowan specialises in the care home sector and is another key figure in the department. Associate Alexandra Clapp joined the firm from Moore Blatch LLP and has since handled the finance aspects of a number of property-related transactions. Indeed, Clapp advised a borrower on the security, facility and intercreditor documents related to a £25m acquisition finance facility for the purchase of a group of care home companies. Alex Bilionis left the legal field in 2017.

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