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Partner specialising in mergers and acquisitions. Areas of practice: creative, digital and communications industries; healthcare and financial services.
Trained Lewis Silkin; qualified 1995; partner 2000; head of corporate 2005.
Liverpool University, Economics and Economic History (1985 BA Hons 2(1)); College of Law (1993 CPE and Law Society finals).
London: Corporate and commercial
M&A: mid-market, £50m-£250m
Within: M&A: mid-market, £50m-£250m
Lewis Silkin LLP’s ‘very commercial, very responsive’ department is led by Fergus Payne and the ‘very charismatic’ Jo Evans; the latter advised How Splendid on its sale to Creston. The ‘fantastic’ Paul Rajput assisted Publicis Worldwide with its acquisition of Vivid Brand and August. Other clients include Integrated Dental Holdings, Havas Media and Proman Expansion.