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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Geoffrey Sparks

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Private wealth, technology, media and telecommunications; commercial, corporate.


Geoff specialises in mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and insolvent disposals, and a wide range of commercial work, with a particular focus on information technology and outsourcing. He acts for a variety of clients, predominantly in the technology, sport and retail sectors, with a particular focus on owner-managed businesses. Experience: acting for London Irish Consortium (2013) Limited on the purchase of London Irish Rugby Club by way of a share acquisition and public offer; advising the owner-managers on the sale of a microwave technology company; and providing ongoing advice to the UK’s largest car auction company on various commercial matters.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP impresses clients 'with the quality of the advice and the timeliness of the delivery'. It undertakes all aspects of corporate M&A and commercial work including management buyouts, joint ventures and corporate restructures in sectors such as telecoms, technology and healthcare. It acted for the shareholders of Vocality International on the sale of the company to US company Cubic Corporation. It also assisted the Disability Trust with the termination of its joint venture with North Lincolnshire & Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the sale of its business to the Trust. Geoffrey Sparks leads the team. Catherine Drew  focuses on corporate work in the care homes sector, as does Tim Jenkins,  who is 'very experienced; calm; thoughtful; intelligent; and commercial'. The 'commercial, thorough and excellent project manager'  Jonathan Steele handles a range of acquisition and investment work and senior associate Rebecca Burford stands out for 'her breadth of expertise' and willingness to 'go the extra mile to achieve a successful outcome'.

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