Leon Arnold > Freeths LLP > Oxford, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.


Leon is head of the corporate team and has over 20 years’ experience of advising the corporate sector. Recent projects include: Advising the selling shareholders of Two Circles Limited on their disposal to WPP group; advising the Würth Group on its UK acquisitions and disposals; advising the selling shareholders of JGA Limited in its sale to Jensen Hughes, Inc; advising the selling shareholders on the sale of Moo Ltd (trading as Preloved) to the Hut Group PLC; advising the management team in the buy-out of the Bath printing business of Communisis PLC and subsequent acquisitions for the newly formed Integrity Print Limited; advising exiting shareholders on the sale of Sleek to Walgreens Boots Alliance; and advising on the acquisition by Santova Limited (South Africa) of Tradeway North West Limited and Tradeway (Shipping) Limited.


Joined Henmans Freeth in 2013 as Head of Corporate. Prior to that worked at Thomas Eggar, Nabarro and Olswang.


University of Warwick – LLB

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

With specialist practitioners in various sectors, Freeths LLP has established itself as a leading corporate and commercial practice in Thames Valley, headed by Leon Arnold on the corporate and Rebecca Howlett, who has extensive expertise in the beauty and cosmetics industry, on the commercial side. Malin Svanberg Larsson has a broad M&A practice which she has recently increasingly employed in service of private equity, tech, retail, and property clients. Tom Walker has established himself as a go-to lawyer for high-net-worth individuals, agricultural and agrifood companies, advising primarily on business structures. Additionally recommended for his corporate law expertise comes Ben Filmer.

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Freeths LLP is a full-service corporate team covering a range of finance and transactional work for SMEs, individual entrepreneurs and listed public companies. Situated in Milton Keynes, the practice has an excellent client portfolio including Aldi Supermarkets, Travis Perkins, Eddie Stobart Logistics Plc and Experian. Jonathan Hambleton co-heads the practice with considerable experience in M&A, corporate restructuring and joint ventures. Co-head Leon Arnold has acted on various disposals including the sale of Garland Partners Limited. Gary Smith and Natalie Drought handle private equity transactions while director James Cowell deals with refinancing matters.