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Shoosmiths

SALTIRE COURT, 20 CASTLE TERRACE, EDINBURGH, EH1 2EN, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 868 000
Fax:
Fax 03700 868 008
DX:
553051 EDINBURGH 18
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Alison Gilson

Tel:
Work 03700 868123
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Alison is a partner leading the Corporate department, advising on a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, MBOs, MBIs, disposals and joint ventures across a range of sectors.

Recent transactional experience includes advising on the £40m sale of digital marketing agency Realise to St Ives plc, advising various private equity and property development clients on corporate joint venture arrangements, the shareholders of a UK based technology company on a sale to a US publicly listed corporation, the shareholders of a leading UK expense claim management provider on a sale to a NASDAQ listed corporation an AIM listed food and driuk company on numerous acquisitions, a leading specialist consumer financial services organisation on acquisitions and joint venture collaborations, and various healthcare businesses on acquisitions, disposals and group restructurings, including the sale of Scotland’s largest independent pharmaceutical business.

Career

Trained Shepherd & Wedderburn; solicitor, associate and then senior associate at Gateley (Scotland) LLP 2003 to 2013; partner Shoosmiths, Edinburgh 2013 to date.

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Notary Public.

Education

George Watson’s College, Edinburgh; University of Aberdeen; University of Edinburgh (2000 LLP (Hons) Law with Accountancy; 2001 Diploma in Legal Practice).

Leisure

Skiing, walking, reading, wine.


Scotland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Shoosmiths has ‘scaled up to form a competitive offering in the marketplace‘, making it a strong choice for Scottish and cross-border transactions. Its team works equally effectively on a standalone basis and as part of a wider UK group. Practice head Alison Gilson is ‘always client-focused and has a knack of not over-complicating the issues‘, while associate Jen Paton is ‘very proactive‘ and ‘gets the job done with a minimum of fuss‘. Stuart Murray has more than 20 years of experience advising on business acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and MBOs, among other matters. In 2017, Gilson and Paton acted for Bob & Berts Group Limited in a £2m investment into the company by the Business Growth Fund. Paton and Gilson also advised Murray Hennessy (the former CEO of trainline.com) on an investment – alongside Mayfair Equity Partners – in Talon Outdoor, and also on his appointment as non-executive chairman.

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