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Gateley Plc

ONE ELEVEN, EDMUND STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2HJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 234 0000
Fax:
Fax 0121 234 0001
DX:
13033 BIRMINGHAM-1
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com
Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Daniel French

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 121 212 7722
Email:
Web:
gateleyplc.com/
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Restructuring

Position

Partner in Gateley's restructuring practice, based in Birmingham. Particular expertise covers non-contentious insolvency and business structuring advice to insolvency practitioners, institutional lenders and major corporates. 15 years’ experience in distressed business sales, with a particular specialism in real estate issues arising within an insolvency context.

Career

Trained Bakewells Solicitors, Derby; qualified 1999; Shoosmiths 1999-2001; Squire Patton Boggs 2001-2014 (partner 2010); Gateley 2014 to present.

Member

R3; NARA; TMA.

Education

Bishop of Llandaff CW High School; University of Wales, Aberystwyth (LLB Hons); College of Law, Chester (LPC).

Leisure

Playing piano and golf (both badly), black belt in Tae Kwan do, coaching junior rugby team.


West Midlands: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Daniel French - Gateley Plc

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Gateley Plc handles a range of work, with a significant presence in insolvency litigation. Clients recommend Daniel French, who advised KPMG on its role as administrators of The Imaginaerum Studios, securing the pre-pack sale of its assets in a management buy-out. Mark Wilson and legal director Kathryn Hacking advised Grant Thornton as liquidators of an aluminium smelting company, which performed an allegedly unlawful share buyback and sale of the factory and a subsidiary to the managing director. Victoria Portman, another legal director, advised Begbies Traynor on obtaining control of land which was occupied by the holder of a since-expired lease but owned by a company in liquidation. Helen Jones is a key senior associate – she advised Scientific and Chemical Suppplies on an accelerated management buyout required to prevent the client from becoming insolvent.

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