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Bruce Jones

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Marriott Harrison LLP

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Corporate department.


25 years’ experience of a wide range of corporate, corporate financial and commercial transactions both in the UK and internationally. Principal focus is domestic and cross-border M&A (share and asset transactions), joint ventures, group reorganisations and sales and distribution agreements for a range of private and public limited companies. Also advises on contentious M&A involving shareholder disputes and distressed sales and purchases.


Linklaters 1991-98, qualified 1993, two years secondment in Thailand and Singapore; barrister 10 King’s Bench Walk (Chambers of Ronald Thwaites QC) 1998-2001; Clifford Chance 2001-06; BDB 2006-2012; partner corporate department Marriott Harrison 2012 to present.


Nottingham University (1989 LLB (Hons)).


Running, music, rugby, creative writing, Pro Bono – governor of Paddock School.

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals, up to Β£50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals, up to Β£50m

Marriott Harrison LLP’s β€˜very reliable, practical and supportive’ department provides β€˜very good service’. Department head Jon Sweet assisted Kaplan International Holdings with its purchase of MPW TopCo, and advised the shareholders of Pocket Living on their sale of a 50% stake in the company to The Related Companies. The β€˜very straightforward, sensible’ Jonathan Leigh-Hunt is singled out for β€˜guiding clients through the minefield of due diligence’; he assisted International Schools Partnership with its purchase of Marlborough Group, and advised Audiotonix on its Β£5m purchase of Group One. Ben Devons and Jonathan Pearce provide β€˜very valuable advice’; Devons acted for Easypack on its sale to Pregis, while Pearce advised New Pictures on its sale to All3Media. The β€˜diligent, thoughtful, extremely helpful’ Daniel Jacob assisted MARC with its purchase of Dailyrare; Bruce Jones advised Amaury Sport Organisation on its Β£8m purchase of Human Race Group. Recent client wins include WashStation, Devono Property, Ethico Healthcare, IB Hotels and Emerson Mills; Cello Group, Nasstar, Procam and Amplience are more longstanding clients.

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