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Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Work 01727 832830
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141853 ST ALBANS 17
London, St Albans

Leigh Head

Work +44 (0) 1727 738937
Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Company Commercial


Partner in the corporate and commercial department. Predominantly involved in general corporate and M&A work, including private equity transactions, banking, financial and corporate restructuring whilst retaining a number of music and media industry clients including Graphite Media Limited, Bestival and Camp Bestival; acting for plc’s and privately owned SME businesses including household names in the world of franchising such as Winkworth Estate Agents, Headmasters and multiple unit franchisees within the Monkey Puzzle systems. Recent transactions include acting for the owners of Zund Plotting Systems Limited in the sale of the entire issued share capital to Zund Systemtechnik AG; continuing to act for Cambria Automobiles plc across various corporate and commercial activities including the restructure of the Group’s financial facilities and the acquisition and disposal of various Jaguar and Land Rover dealerships; acting for Bestival Limited in negotiations with production companies for filming rights for “The Festival”; continuing to act for Winkworth Franchising Limited across all corporate and commercial aspects of their franchise network and acting for ER Productions Limited, a specialist laser production company, in relation to their corporate and commercial requirement


Trained with Dean Marsh & Co, a boutique commercial practice in the City, before spending three years with the firm after qualification; joined Sherrards in November 2004 as an assistant in the company commercial department; promoted to associate May 2007; made partner September 2008.


Institute of Directors.


Isleworth & Syon School; Thames Valley University (1993 LLB Hons).


Family life, music, running, golf, cooking (and eating!).

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Sherrards Solicitors LLP fields a team of 'superb and professional practitioners' who are 'clear in their communication and effective at getting the job done'. From its base in Hertfordshire, the firm handles a range of M&A and private equity transactions for local, national and international clients, with particular strength advising owner-managed businesses. The firm has developed a strong reputation in the media and entertainment sector, where it acts for clients including Graphite Media, Earworm Music and Bestival. In an illustration of its work for international clients, Jean-Paul da Costa assisted Ofo UK, a China-based bike sharing company, with the establishment of its UK branch, which involved ensuring compliance with UK data protection laws, as well as handling UK trade mark applications. In another key mandate, practice head Leigh Head acted for Winkworth Franchising on a number of acquisitions and disposals, in addition to assisting it with commercial negotiations with franchisees. Also recommended are Geraldine Fabre, who particularly stands out for cross-border deals involving France and the UK; Kiall Bagnell, who was part of the team advising Cambria Automobiles on the £60m refinancing of the client's bank facilities; and Andrew Cooke, whose growing client base comprises private equity firms, high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and public companies.

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