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Tanya Shillingford

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Goodman Derrick LLP

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Tanya deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial work, including: mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and other commercial agreements; lending and security work; general corporate and commercial advice; LLPs (including LLP agreements and conversion to an LLP), corporate finance and public listed company transactions; including Official List and AIM IPOs, rights issues, demergers; incorporation of Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) companies and corporate finance for non-listed companies. Tanya also provides commercial and corporate advice for media related clients, including British Board of Film Classification, All 3 Media and Skillset.


Trained Goodman Derrick LLP; qualified 1993; partner Goodman Derrick 2000.


St Paul’s Girls’ School (1986); Durham University (1989); College of Law (1991).

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Core sector strengths for the team at Goodman Derrick LLP include publishing, media and entertainment, technology, hospitality and leisure, real estate and construction, and professional services. Among other highlights, Paul Webb acted for the shareholders of Adsensa on the sale of 100% of the share capital to US technology company Exari Group; Edward Hoare advised Pavilion Books Group on the acquisition of the Pitkin Publishing imprint and related trade and assets from The History Press; Dominic Prentis, who joined from Gowling WLG in January 2018, assisted AIM-listed wealth management firm AFH Financial Group on the acquisition of financial planning business Eunisure; and Jessica Nugent advised Simmons Bar Group on the £10m sale of a majority stake in the company to a private equity-backed purchase vehicle. Practice head Tanya Shillingford, Simon McLeod and Joanna Higton are also noted.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

The ‚Äėvery responsive‚Äô department at Goodman Derrick LLP¬† handles a range of¬†film, TV, publishing advertising and marketing. Department head Paul Herbert¬†advises Digital 3 + 4 on DTT broadcasting activities and regulatory matters, advises TVT on contractual agreements with broadcasters, and advises the Office of the Adjudicator for Broadcast Transmission Services (OTA-BTS) on contractual and regulatory matters. Corporate partner Tanya Shillingford¬†regularly handles film and TV financing mandates and advises the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) on a range of classifications, policy and commercial matters. Corporate and M&A partner Edward Hoare¬†regularly advises media clients on transactional matters and acted for Pavilion on the purchase of the Pitkin Publishing Imprint and related trade and assets from the History Press. Stephen Hornsby¬†handles competition and regulatory matters for media and sports-sector clients and advises Campaign for Broadcasting Equality (CBE) on its lobbying with the BBC, Ofcom and the DCM‚Äôs for increased BAME representation in the media industry. Consultant Keith Northrop¬†is experienced in film and TV finance and production. Media litigator¬†Clive Ince¬†represents clients such as Readers Digest.

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