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Work 020 3375 7000
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32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.farrer.co.uk

Marie Bates

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7525
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/Marie-Bates/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Marie advises on a broad range of corporate matters and commercial transactions for a variety of clients (including companies, individuals and partnerships). She specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate investments (including private equity backed investments) and reorganisations. Marie also advises on general corporate requirements for companies, with a particular focus on corporate governance. She has experience in Asia, having spent two years in Hong Kong at her previous firm and six months on secondment to a Japanese firm as a trainee. 

Career

Marie joined Farrer & Co in 2015. Prior to that she was at Slaughter and May (2005 – 2015) where she was a trainee then a corporate associate before becoming a professional support lawyer in 2013.

Education

University of York; College of Law, London; BPP Law School, London.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Farrer & Co counts public and private companies among its clients, with a particular focus on advising company founders, trustees and shareholders. Practice head Richard Lane acted for the shareholders of Company 85 on the £14m sale of the company to Australian telecoms provider Telstra, and advised the minority shareholders of Source 8 on the sale of their remaining interest in the company to Mitie Group. Other highlights for the team included Marie Bates assisting Topland Group Holdings with the £95m sale of a subsidiary which holds the freehold interest in a Bristol office building to a South Korean investor; Simon Ward acting for a wealth management firm on its acquisition of the custody and execution-only dealing business of a privately owned bank; and Anthony Turner advising King’s College School in Wimbledon on the sale of the business and assets of a pre-prep school. Other clients include Arbuthnot Latham, Brookfield, PGA European Tour and Boden.

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