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Stuart  Mathews

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Ashfords LLP

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Partner in the Corporate Team and Head of the Taunton office.


Stuart has advised corporate and individual clients at a regional, national and international level. He advises on joint ventures, shareholders' agreements, corporate reorganisations and partnership arrangements.

Stuart spent 4 years as Deputy Head of Legal at the UK Met Office establishing and advising on international joint ventures and a wide range of commercial trading arrangements.

Stuart was Ashfords' Partner lead for its Charity of the Year 2014 raising over £63,000 for Children's Hospice South West.

Relevant experience:

  • Shareholders: Lead legal adviser to selling shareholders on the sale of the entire issued share capital of Head Radiation Limited to GL Comben Consultancy Limited (2017).
  • Shareholders: Lead legal adviser to selling shareholders on the sale of the entire issued share capital of W. C. Rowe (Falmouth) Limited (Rowe's Cornish Bakers) to Iberia Industry Capital Group Sarl, based in Luxembourg (2017).
  • C & C Group plc: Lead corporate adviser to C & C Group plc (an Irish company) on the sale by its subsidiary Magners GB Limited to Showerings (SM) Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Brothers Drinks Co Limited) of Shepton Mallet Cider Mill, including various properties in Shepton Mallet and the business of producing and packaging cider and other alcoholic beverages there (multi £M) (2016).
  • Shareholders: Lead legal adviser to selling shareholders on the sale of Research Instruments Limited (cutting-edge technology, consumables and hardware in the field of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)) to CooperSurgical (the women's health care division of The Cooper Companies, Inc, a NYSE listed global medical device company) for a total cash consideration of over $50m (2016).
  • Shareholders: Lead adviser to selling shareholders on the sale of Framptons Transport Services Limited to Gregory Distribution Limited (multi £M) (2015).

South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: The West Country

Within: Corporate and commercial: The West Country

Ashfords LLP¬†is widely recognised for its presence in the European venture capital space and, in terms of deal volume, has been identified as one of the most active corporate teams in the UK. The firm‚Äôs ‚Äėtop-class‚Äô lawyers have experience in a wide variety of corporate matters and are especially well known in the region for their capital markets and private equity work. Louise Workman¬†assisted a UK-based specialist equipment manufacturer with the establishment of a multimillion-pound joint venture in an Asian jurisdiction. Workman was also involved in the complex restructuring of a listed company‚Äôs subsidiaries, which included a capital reduction, asset transfers and a winding up exercise. The ‚Äėvery professional‚Äô Stuart Mathews¬†advised the shareholders of W.C. Rowe (Falmouth) on the sale of the company‚Äôs entire issued share capital to Iberia Industry Capital Group. Specialising in corporate finance, Rebecca Dury¬†is instructed by high-street lenders and corporate borrowers and regularly handles the financing aspects of the group‚Äôs corporate transactional mandates. Further, the team advised Rawle Gammon & Baker Holdings on its purchase of Tec Build Services‚Äô infrastructure, business and other assets. C&C Group plc is another of the department‚Äôs key clients.

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