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www.druces.com

Toby Stroh

Tel:
Work 020 7638 9271
Email:
Web:
www.druces.com/staff/toby-stroh/
Druces LLP

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial Department.

Position

Head of the Corporate and Commercial department. Toby has been involved in corporate and commercial matters of greatly differing natures and sizes, including landmark millennium projects, significant private equity transactions, the first ever direct admission to AIM by a Hong Kong registered company, the first ever REIT conversion to be listed on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange and on many corporate and asset-based sales and disposals and a significant number of small to medium start ups (acting both for investors and companies) in various industry sectors, including several university spinouts. Toby is heavily involved in the firm’s cross-border work and its development.

Career

Trained 1979-81; qualified 1981; Druces & Attlee – solicitor 1987-88; Druces LLP (formerly Druces & Attlee) – partner 1988 to present.

Languages

French.

Member

A Director of the Alliance of Business Lawyers.

Education

Manchester Metropolitan University (1978 BA (Hons) Law).


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Healthcare is a sector strength for the team at Druces LLP, which is led by Toby Stroh; in a recent highlight, he and Christopher Axford (who also specialises in shari’ah-compliant transactions) acted for the Montreux Healthcare Fund on its acquisition of Active Assistance (UK) Group, and Axford also advised part of Pickstock Group on the sale of a residential nursing home to Guide Total Care Group. In the biotech sphere, David Smith and David Bennett acted for Summit Therapeutics on the acquisition of an antibiotic discovery and development platform. Other sectors in which the team has been active include manufacturing, hotels and leisure, pensions and technology; the latter is a particular area of growth for the practice. The team has an established client base of institutional fund and listed companies, as well as private companies and investors, including Exclusive Care Group, Emerald Fund of Funds, Napier Capital Partners and Dentons Pension Management.

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  • New revised guidelines for administrators in pre-pack sales

    Pre-pack sales by administrators are now used frequently enough for most people in business to be aware of them and many have come across them in their business lives. A small amount of controversy still attaches to pre-packs, but it is probably right to say that they are now an accepted part of the UK business scene as a useful means of rescuing a business in difficulty and preserving some or all of the jobs connected with the business.
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