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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Brian Marshall

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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Brian has wide experience in acting for corporate clients on acquisitions and disposals, fundings, restructurings and advising on shareholder disputes. He also advises on commercial agreements and competition law in the public and private sectors.


Trainee solicitor Berwin Leighton 1981-83; solicitor 1983-84; solicitor Wild, Hewitson & Shaw 1984-86; solicitor Mills & Reeve 1986-87; partner 1987.


London University (1975 BA Hons English); Cambridge University (1978 MPhil Linguistics); London University (1998 Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law).

East Anglia: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Cambridge

Within: Corporate and commercial: Cambridge

Mills & Reeve LLP ‘has great experience, understands the private equity industry and is able to deal internationally, with sector knowledge that is second to none‘. The firm has a growing focus on national and international work, while also handling high-end local transactions, and has solidified its standing as a leading M&A practice in East Anglia. In 2017, the firm as a whole advised on matters involving more than 75 different jurisdictions including the US, China and Canada. A standout deal saw the firm advise Richardson International Limited on the high-value acquisition of European Oat Millers. ‘Exceptional lawyer‘ Anthony McGurk, who has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, led on that deal and is ‘highly recommended for any type of M&A activity‘. He also acted for the Weetabix Food Company on several deals as part of its £1.4bn sale to US firm Post Holdings. Practice head Tom Pickthorn (who handled a multimillion-pound acquisition for Danish IT services business Netcompany), Zickie Lim (who advised venture capital firms on a $16m investment),  principal associate Jonathan Greenwood and consultant Brian Marshall provide 'an excellent level of service with outstanding legal skills, impressive client handling, impeccable responsiveness, outstanding business judgement and excellent value for money'. Also recommended are corporate finance partner Stephen Hamilton, who is 'calm and unflappable at all times and provides good commercial and practical advice', and leading light Claire Clarke, who has niche expertise in both the education sector and investment funds formation.

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