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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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

William Nash

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Financial services, healthcare, private wealth; corporate, mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances.


William has a broad range of corporate finance, advisory and transactional expertise, and specialises in mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, and debt and equity finance. Clients include UK and international corporates, entrepreneurs and private wealth investors, and family offices. He is also a leading member of the firm's healthcare practice, with a particular focus on the UK long-term residential care sector. Experience: advising the shareholders on their sale of SME Invoice Finance to Metro Bank plc; advising the UK and European family offices of an ultra-high-net-worth investor on several UK corporate and real estate investments and disposals; advising on the establishment and operation of a series of super-prime residential property ventures through tax-efficient offshore structures backed by the ultra-high-net-worth investors; acting for an established UK care home operator on its acquisition of a portfolio of care homes.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Fintech

With blockchain and payments having been its core pillars for some time, the team at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is also highly active in regtech and ICOs. Financial services regulatory expert William Garner, who is strong in blockchain, ICOs, payments and broker-related work, heads the department jointly with technology infrastructure and outsourcing expert Mark Bailey. Garner continued to assist SETL Development with regulatory matters, and Bailey advised insurance platform Cheshire Datasystems on various GDPR issues and on its move to cloud-based solutions. On the corporate side, Duco Technology instructed William Nash on an $28m investment by Insight Venture Partners, NEX Opportunities and Eight Roads Ventures, and Tim Ball advised Nxtera on its £13m sale to an undisclosed buyer. One Ragtime Platform, Conferma, R5FX and, more recently, Kuende are all clients of the practice. Senior associate Richard Ellis joined in September 2017 from Gowling WLG; he is a financial services regulatory specialist with particular knowledge of crowdfunding.

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