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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Corporate, restructuring and insolvency.


Corporate partner specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity corporate restructurings and insolvency related transactions.


Trained Stevens & Bolton LLP; qualified 2001; associate 2001-06; senior associate 2006-11; partner Penningtons 2011. Publications include ‘PLC – Share Buybacks: the importance of getting it right’ (30/09/08).


British Sign Language.


Christleton High School, Chester (1984); Bath University (2005 biochemistry BSc 2(1)).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

David Kendall – Penningtons 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.