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Shoosmiths LLP

APEX PLAZA, FORBURY ROAD, READING, RG1 1SH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 868800
Fax:
Fax 03700 868801
DX:
117879 (APEX PLAZA)
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Emma Gibson

Tel:
Work 03700 868819
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Emma is a partner leading the corporate department in the Thames Valley, advising on both private and public company corporate work, in particular on acquisitions and disposals, management buyouts/ins, corporate reconstructions and corporate finance. Emma specialises in private equity transactions and raising funds for significant corporate clients, banks and private equity houses.

Career

Trained Coffin Mew & Clover; qualified 2000; partner Shoosmiths 2006.

Education

St Joseph’s RC, Salisbury; Southampton University (1992 BSc Biological Sciences 2(1); 1997 LLB 2(1)).

Leisure

Walking, theatre, wine, cricket.


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Leading individuals

Emma Gibson - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

The members of the 'open and approachable' team at Shoosmiths LLP ‘provide a great service, know the industry well and know what is important to their clients’. Sanjeev Sharma and Simon Edwards head the Thames Valley corporate and commercial teams, respectively. The corporate team is strong in the technology, healthcare and education sectors, while the commercial practice regularly handles considerations in the food and drink and retail sectors. Clients include large corporates, public companies and private equity houses, such as Pizza Hut Restaurants, the RAC, Business Growth Fund and NVM Private Equity. Highlights in 2017 included Edwards assisting Smiths News Trading with the preparation and complex negotiation of website design, hosting and maintenance contracts; Sean Wright handling LDC’s £16m investment into national hair salon Rush; and various corporate team members advising the founders of SecurEnvoy on the £20m sale and reverse takeover into Shearwater Group. Senior associate Nina Smith and solicitor Mike Patterson are noted for ‘working excellently as a team, balancing corporate and business viewpoints with alacrity’. Senior associate Kiran Dhesi  is also noted as a rising star. The team saw Emma Gibson and Rachel Turner depart.

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