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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

1 WHITEHALL RIVERSIDE, LEEDS, LS1 4BN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0344 984 1501
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

Simon Pilling

Tel:
Work 0113 290 405
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Position

Simon leads the firm's corporate team in Leeds and is a highly experienced corporate transactional lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in a huge variety of corporate transactions.

He has significant and varied experience in private M&A and private equity having advised numerous PE funds, management teams and corporate and individual sellers over the years. Simon has worked in the recent past with a wide range of clients including Cairngorm Capital, North Edge Capital, Endless LLP and LDC.

Career

Trained : Osborne Clarke (Bristol) 1989; qualified 1991; Pinsent Curtis (Leeds) 1995; Garretts (Leeds) 1997; partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP (Leeds & London) 1999; CEO of commercial investment fund, John Laithwaite Partners LLP, 2011; partner, Gordons LLP (Leeds) 2013; partner, Bond Dickinson November 2015; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

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

‘One of the best firms for private equity work’, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP’s recent highlights include advising NorthEdge Capital on its investment in Clearly Drinks Group, assisting Cairngorm Capital with its acquisition of Sameday Holdings, and acting for Enact on its exit from the West Cornwall Pasty Company. Simon Pilling heads the team and is a key name for private equity and venture capital transactions supported by managing associate James Cook. The practice is also active in the manufacturing, fintech and retail sectors; Kennelpak and Chemoxy are example clients with Pilling advising the latter on its sale of a majority stake to Novacap. Managing associate Rebecca Ridley is also a name to note.

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