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Adrian Phillips

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Moorcrofts LLP

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Corporate/share schemes.


Adrian is a founding partner of Moorcrofts. He has been a corporate lawyer working on major
deals in the Thames Valley for over 25 years. He also has specific experience in the film sector.

He has worked on many Management Buy Outs. He has acted for buyers and sellers on
acquisitions and disposals, often with an international element, including cross border
transactions with the USA, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Spain and many Eastern European
countries. He has worked on complex corporate restructuring, again often with cross border
elements. These include different types of demergers and buy-backs and reconstructions. He
has worked on AIM listings and reverse takeovers on AIM. He has also implemented many
Share Schemes for clients, such as EMI Schemes, Employment Benefit Trusts (both on shore
and off shore) and CSOPs.

He also works on Shareholder Agreements and LLP Members Agreements. Adrian in particular
is interested in the growth and exit strategies of entrepreneurial companies



Paralegal Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York; trainee and assistant solicitor Boodle Hatfield; equity partner Pitmans; managing partner Andersen Legal, Thames Valley; managing partner Moorcrofts LLP. Publications of note: ‘Spin-Outs on the Menu?’ – Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and ‘The very small firm – a case history’ – Managing Partner magazine.


Jesus College, Cambridge (1981 BA Hons History 2(1)); Trent Polytechnic (CPE and Law Society Finals).


Family, tennis and history.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Under the leadership of the 'consistently reliable and accessible', Teri Hunter, Moorcrofts LLP fields a corporate practice that is considered 'a trusted partner to clients' and is 'excellent on all fronts, particularly with regard to response times'. The firm's focus on corporate technology mandates makes it a natural choice for clients ranging from start-ups to PLCs. In an illustration of the firm's technology-sector expertise, Adrian Phillips  (who 'drives projects forward and protects clients' interests') and Peter Woolley  led a team advising Extrinsica Global on the demerger of the client's intelligent automation software business, which involved two preliminary capital reductions and a subsequent capital reduction demerger. In another highlight, Hunter ('excellent at explaining technicalities') acted alongside Will Pearce  and Mohsin Shabbir  ('responds in a timely fashion to calls for assistance') for Big Sky Partnership, a photographic and production studio, on two strategic acquisitions to expand its studio and production capabilities, and acted for the shareholders of TeamUltra on its £6m sale to Computacenter.

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