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Work 0113 246 0622
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26427 LEEDS PARK SQUARE
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Jonathan Simms

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Work 0113 336 3387
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Clarion

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner.  Jonathan works across all disciplines of corporate law including mergers and aquisitions and private equity.   Jonathan heads up Clarion's media sector but also works closely with all SME clients helping them grow and develop along their individual journeys.   Jonathan has also assisted in growing and developing Clarion's banking and finance team which was launches as an independent team in June 2016.  

Career

Joined Clarion 202 as a trainee; Senior Associate Clarion 2011; Salaried Partner 2013; Equity Partner 2016. 

Member

Law Society 

Education

1996-1999, York University; 1999-2001, College of Law at York.

Leisure

Skiing, football, Rugby Union, cricket, cycling, golf and shooting.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Within: Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

At Clarion, Jonathan Simms is a key name for M&A issues and regularly acts for corporate finance clients; his recent work includes advising the shareholders of Intermarketing Group on its sale, assisting the shareholders of Walkers Transport with a private equity investment including a management buy-in, and acting on the sale of the issued share capital of Pembrokeshire Resource Centre. Richard Moran and Matthew Hattersley lead the corporate and commercial teams respectively; other noteworthy individuals include commercial partner David Cunningham, who focuses on IT outsourcing projects; and legal director Tony Berry, who is experienced in international M&A. Up Fitness Group and Card Factory are also clients; Cunningham advised the latter on a project to replace all its electronic point of sale systems.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Marie Pugh leads Clarion’s ‘excellent’ group, which is ‘easy to deal with and provides advice that is concise and specifically tailored to each situation’; Pugh made partner in 2017 and specialises in property and development finance transactions. Ben Slack, Jonathan Simms and Ryan Millmore are also names to note; Slack handles asset-based lending work, Simms regularly acts for banks, asset-based lenders and private equity houses, and Millmore focuses on insolvency work. The team recently advised Reward Capital and Reward Invoice Finance on its provision of a combined capital term loan and invoice finance facilities to a renewable energy company. Other clients include Lloyds Bank, Secure Trust Bank, Aldermore Bank, HSBC and National Westminster Bank.

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