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Work 01384 216840
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Colin Rodrigues

Tel:
Work 01384 216840
Email:
Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Corporate partner with Hawkins Hatton, heading up the firm’s corporate team. Involved with the running, marketing and development of the department and corporate clients. The work consists mainly of private equity work for management teams, as well as disposals for SME shareholders and a broad range of day to day corporate work including restructuring of mid-sized companies and related tax issues. Recent experience includes dealing with multimillion-pound businesses in the fields of hotel and leisure, aerospace, and manufacturing. Client base includes regional, national, European and Anglo-American companies.

Career

Trained Dunham Brindley & Linn; qualified 1994; William Hatton (later merged with Weightmans) 1994-95; partner Manby & Steward 1995-2000; partner Needham & James 2000-05; partner Hawkins Hatton 2005 to date. Publications of note: authored article on considerations for mergers ‘Matches made in heaven’ (The Law Gazette March 2008) and was consulted for the article ‘Feeling the crunch’ (The Law Gazette April 2008).

Education

Wulfrun College, Wolverhampton; University of Wolverhampton (1991 LLB Hons); College of Law, Chester (1992 Law Society finals).

Leisure

Squash, golf, cricket, cooking, travel and art.


West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Within: Leading individuals

Colin Rodrigues - Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited

Within: Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the West Midlands

In Dudley, Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited’s Colin Rodrigues is ‘easy to communicate with – he really puts himself out for clients’. He advised the buyers on the management buy-out of Celloglas, which necessitated negotiations with an American seller, and advised Metal Spraying (UK) on its purchase of Scaffolding & Construction Products from Alumasc Group. Other clients include CEENorm, which Rodrigues advised on the exit of the majority shareholders from the business and Raylane, which he advised on the purchase of five pharmacies. Clients for commercial contracts work include Sovereign Risk Management, which he advises on matters concerning its role as manager of Schools Advisory Services, which insures state schools.

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West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Within: Commercial property: elsewhere in the West Midlands

Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Limited ‘has the ability to be commercial, with foresight of issues that some clients compare to a soothsayer’. Dudley-based director Colin Rodrigues is ‘a true partner in progressing a deal through to completion in an efficient and professional manner’ – he advised Absolute Apparrel on the purchse of an industrial building and office block in Wolverhampton for £3.2m, and assisted the buyer of a new industrial estate in Coventry. The firm also handles real estate finance work, acting for several major banks. Associate Director Natasha Bhardwaj  is also a key contact.

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