Gillian White > Howard Kennedy LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Howard Kennedy LLP

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Gillian White is an experienced corporate solicitor who is committed to her clients and their commercial success. She is Head of the M&A team and takes the lead on corporate governance services at Howard Kennedy.

Gillian acts for entrepreneurial clients, larger companies and institutions looking to acquire or invest in entrepreneurial businesses. She approaches investments, mergers, joint ventures, company sales and purchases with common sense, risk awareness and creativity.

Gillian provides clients with more than just corporate advice as she also understands intellectual property (IP) and commercial law. She works closely with Howard Kennedy’s IP and Commercial team to offer innovative solutions and opportunities to clients.

She additionally collaborates with Howard Kennedy’s Private Wealth team on helping clients with succession planning and family investment companies and dealing with valuable corporate assets that form part of marital assets or an estate.

Gillian provides corporate governance advice for large companies and significant family businesses.

Her transactional experience means that she is adept at managing complex projects and drawing advice from multiple professional advisers and clients’ commercial teams. Her corporate governance experience means that she is adept at uncovering and understanding competing stakeholder needs and providing pragmatic advice.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Howard Kennedy LLP’s ‘technically very astute’ M&A team enjoyed a very busy 2021; Gillian White  is an expert in corporate transactional work, but also acts in an advisory capacity in connection with shareholder disputes and corporate governance matters. Ashley Reeback specialises in all forms of corporate law with an emphasis on M&A and AIM related transactions. Jonathan Polin , also a UK corporate restructuring specialist, has acted on significant UK and European real estate deals and has a broad experience acting for betting and gaming companies. Paul Glassberg  has considerable experience in online/tech and fintech, real estate, retail and leisure, and the distressed sectors. Anthony Hunt  focuses on the real estate sector, acting for domestic and international investors and developers, in particular in the hotel, retail, restaurant and leisure sectors.