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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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

Jonathan Morley

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Healthcare, technology, media and telecommunications; corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances.


Jonathan is a corporate finance lawyer advising clients on a wide range of transactions. He has particular experience in mergers and acquisitions (public and private), private equity investments and exits, angel investments, capital markets work, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. Jonathan also provides general advice on company law matters. He advises businesses in a wide range of sectors, including technology, healthcare and retail. Experience: advising Battery Ventures on the disposal of Vero Software to Hexagon; advising Animatrix on the ÂŁ10.5m reverse takeover of Premaitha Health by ViaLogy PLC; advising founding shareholders on the sale of a medical traceability solutions business; advising a multinational IT solutions business on various restructuring projects.

South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: M4 Corridor and Gloucestershire

Within: Corporate and commercial: M4 Corridor and Gloucestershire

Made up of partners with high-profile City experience, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is often instructed in large, cross-border business and asset transactions. The Cheltenham group has longstanding relationships in the Middle East, Africa and Cyprus and has traditional strengths in the aviation and renewable energy sectors. In 2017, Adrian Mayer advised Actis Africa Real Estate Fund on a variety of commercial arrangements and corporate governance concerns, which included a high-value joint venture agreement. Department head Richard Norton assisted Supergroup plc and its founder, Julian Dunkerton, with an employee share incentive scheme affecting roughly 4,500 employees. In the capital markets space, Norton is advising an energy company on its high-value proposed listing on the London Stock Exchange. Further, Jonathan Morley assisted Datatec with its UK reorganisation in relation to its disposal of Westcon Americas to Synnex. The partners are supported by senior associate Edward Robinson and senior associate Emma Hickson, who recently joined the team from DXC Technology Company and specialises in commercial contracts. Other key clients include Bladeroom Group, Newmedica and Cypriot hotelier Tsokkos.

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