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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Jonathan Steele

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Corporate, Healthcare, Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Jonathan's areas of expertise include advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate investments and restructuring.

Jonathan has particular specialisms in the technology and media sectors as well as in healthcare. In addition to his Corporate work, he is a member of the Pharmacy and Veterinary teams acting for large national organisations such as Day Lewis as well as for owners of smaller single branch businesses. Jonathan has worked on a number of technology based corporate transactions and restructurings, including an acquisition for Host Europe Group.

Jonathan is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights:

  • 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 national broadcaster on a number of deals, including a joint venture production company investment and an investment, alongside Sky, in an e-sports company
  • Advising the management team of an international IT services company on a private equity backed MBO
  • Advising the sellers of recruitment and talent management company Consort Group in relation to the disposal of their shares to The Rethink Group
  • Acting for a leading care home operator on a number of acquisitions

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP attracts clients from a broad range of industries and has an impressive roster of healthcare, pharmacy and veterinary clients, as well as private equity houses. It provides a full service in addition to its corporate expertise, working in tandem with its London colleagues. Geoffrey Sparks leads the team; Tim Jenkins is especially noted for his healthcare focus and Catherine Drew's broad corporate expertise includes the healthcare sector. Associate Jonathan Steele is noted for his client handling abilities and practical advice and Rebecca Burford is highly rated.

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