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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Kelly Holmes

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Kelly is a Partner in our commercial team.

Kelly specialises in high value, complex commercial contracts, outsourcings, joint ventures and strategic reorganisations on a national and international basis. Kelly has worked on a number of major international multi-jurisdictional commercial contracts projects, with particular expertise in asset management, business expansion and routes to market, including specialist knowledge of agency and distribution across Europe. Kelly is part of our international contracts team working closely with colleagues across the globe.

Kelly’s experience includes:

• advising a leading real estate investment company on the asset management of its UK property portfolio, including the strategic insourcing of the property management and outsourcing of core facilities management services, including security, cleaning and M&E;

• advising a global retailer on an internal reorganisation and the implementation of a new business model with a global supplier for the manufacture, sale and distribution of certain consumer products on a global basis;

• advising a global designer of integrated power systems on the supply arrangements for a joint venture with a leading manufacturer for the sharing and use of proprietary technology in the aerospace industry;

• advising a world leading asset manager of investment funds on the exit and settlement of a multi-million pound outsourcing for the delegation of investment operations, derivatives valuations and derivatives collateral management;

• providing specialist commercial, consumer and e-commerce advice to a US retail client on its expansion into Europe, including project managing a specialist team across Europe.

Kelly is a regular speaker at our SHINE events and is regularly involved in providing contract training for a variety of Eversheds' clients, including Hammerson and Siemens, and has presented training on routes to market to the Icelandic Trade Council.


The impact of Brexit will not be the same for all businesses. Our Brexit lawyers are working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning. We are helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position. For some clients, we have analysed the implications of Brexit on their business based on the different potential models of Brexit. We would be happy to discuss the potential implications of Brexit for your business too.

Contact Kelly for more information on how Brexit may affect your business.

View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


Consumer law risk analysis and Brexit proofing - Guiding businesses through Brexit

The UK’s momentous vote to leave the EU marks the dawn of an unprecedented period of uncertainty for business. The precise nature of the UK’s future relationship with the EU and the impact this will have for businesses on their arrangements with consumers is currently unknown, with there being a number of possible models for the future UK/EU trade structure post-Brexit.

To view, download and share the consumer law risk and Brexit proofing guide please click here                   


     To view, download and share the European commercial agency guide please click here                   

Visit our Brexit Legal Advice Hub for in-house lawyers



London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's sizeable pan-UK team provides full-service support on domestic and multijurisdictional agreements to clients such as FTSE 100 companies, US-based corporates, financial institutions and public sector organisations. Illustrative of the firm's strengths in cross-border matters, in 2017, Alison Brearey, and senior associates Kate Mowbray and Edward Tompkin advised Aviva on outsourcing its global real estate management portfolio to CBRE; this deal involved 20 jurisdictions worldwide. On the supplier side, Tom Bridgford, Simon Gamlin and associate Kate Moore recently acted for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in the successful negotiation of a new five-year outsourcing agreement with the Lloyds Market Association and International Underwriting Association of London to provide back-office processing of insurance premiums and claims, and related activities. Another key client is Hammerson, for whom the firm advises on the management of its retail portfolio; Kelly Holmes recently led a team, which assisted the client with the re-tender of cleaning services for its portfolio of UK shopping centres. Richard Prowse is the head of the UK team.

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West Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Within: Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles both heavyweight M&A deals and significant outsourcing deals. Susan Lewis and James Trevis handled various due diligence elements of National Grid’s separation of its gas distribution business in preparation for the business’s sale, working alongside Linklaters LLP in London. Theresa-Marie Stodell, a new partner promotion, advised Legal & General Senior Living on the purchase of two senior living villages for £40m. Nigel Cooke advised BBA Aviation on its acquisition of GE’s avionics business. Mark Beardmore advised Livingbridge on the purchase of restaurant and catering company rhubarb, for a figure reported to be around £75m, by Livingbridge 6, the fund’s first acquisition. Catherine Eley, who also handles M&A deals, advised Anglian Water on forming a joint venture with Northumberland Water to retail water and sewerage services to business customers. As far as commercial contracts are concerned, Kelly Holmes  advised Hammerson on re-tendering cleaning provision for all twelve of its shopping centres.

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