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Work 020 7691 4000
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Fax 020 7691 4111
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191 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.edwincoe.com

Russel Shears

Tel:
Work 020 7691 4000
Email:
Web:
www.edwincoe.com/our-people/russel-shear/
Edwin Coe LLP

Work Department

Head of Corporate & Commercial

Position

Russel is Head of the Corporate & Commercial team. His expertise encompasses mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies, corporate finance, particularly public offerings, private equity, joint ventures and general commercial work.

Russel’s clients include public companies active in both the UK and international markets. Russel is regularly involved in complex cross-border transactions. He has also advised on a number of IPO’s and is particularly active in the AIM and ISDX markets.

His sector expertise includes natural resources and technology.

Career

Trained Sacker & Partners; qualified 1987; assistant solicitor, company commercial group Olswang 1988-94; partner Edwin Coe 1994.

Education

Manchester University (1984 LLB); Law School, Lancaster Gate (1985).

Leisure

Gym, reading, theatre, food.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

The team at Edwin Coe LLP handles public and private M&A, and acts for a number of overseas companies investing in the UK, such as United Technologies, Sabre Airline Solutions, Kout Food Group and Bel Fuse. The practice is led by Russel Shear, who recently acted for Germany-based Siegwerk Druckfarben on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of ink supplier Hi-Tech Products. Other highlights included Alexandre Terrasse advising on the sale of the entire issued share capital of a wind power producing company based in Ukraine to a large Swedish energy group, and acting for a specialist steels and alloys manufacturer on the £17m purchase of metal manufacturing assets for the automotive and aviation industries. Victor Hawrych, David Kinch and John Young, who joined from Mishcon de Reya LLP in May 2017, are also noted.

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