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John Dodsworth

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Work 020 7831 9222
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Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Corporate and M&A

Position

Partner with considerable deal experience over a 20 plus year period advising on public and private M&A transactions (both UK and cross-border) as well as private equity transactions, with particular expertise in the advertising and media sectors.

Career

Articled Macfarlanes; qualified 1991; partner 1998


London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership

Within: Partnership

John Dodsworth chairs Macfarlanes LLP's cross-departmental professional practices and LLPs group, which excels in M&A and structuring work, as well as advising on employment, tax and regulatory issues that arise out of partnerships. On the contentious side, the group regularly handles partnership disputes, leveraging the firm's broader litigation capabilities. Jessica Adam is another key name; notably advising Slater and Gordon on the separation of its UK operations from its Australian-listed parent.

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Macfarlanes LLP

  • Finding the ‚Ä®right words

    In the recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems [2013], the defendant argued that an offer to settle proceedings was ‚Äėin principle' only and that a binding contract could not be formed until further terms had been agreed and a formal contract had been signed. It supported this argument by referring to a statement, in the offer letter, that the settlement was to be ‚Äėrecorded in a suitably worded agreement'. ‚Ä©
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