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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Partner in the corporate team specialising in cross-border and domestic transactions including sales and purchases, joint ventures, management buy outs, reorganisations, fund-raisings, shareholders’ arrangements and general corporate advice. Simon has a particular focus on the impact of sustainability on business transactions and is one of the firm’s contact partners for Multilaw which is one of the world’s leading associations of independent law firms.


Trained at Titmuss Sainer & Webb; qualified in 1992; Titmuss Sainer & Webb 1990-94; Clyde & Co 1994-2004, partner from 2000; partner Penningtons 2004.


St Joseph’s College, Ipswich; University of Nottingham.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

(Leading individuals)

Simon BickerdikePenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Led by London-based Matthew Martin, the Guildford team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, also a member of the Multilaw network, regularly advises corporates, high-net-worth entrepreneurs and investors on start-ups, investments, restructurings and acquisitions. Its client base spans the technology, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Technology and private wealth expert David Kendall leads on joint ventures and transactions such as management buyouts, private equity work and reorganisations. Another key player in the team is Simon Bickerdike who often advises business owners and management on ownership structures and best practice as well as cross-border sales and purchases. Senior associate Hannah McIlwraith offers experience in assisting on cross-border M&A, reorganisations and corporate governance issues. Also noted is Philip Walton who has specialist knowledge across a range of areas including aviation, pharmacy, retail and real estate, while commercial lawyer Oliver Kidd focuses on IT, technology and procurement work.