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Penningtons Manches Cooper

125 WOOD STREET, LONDON, EC2V 7AW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7457 3000
Fax:
Fax 020 7457 3240
DX:
42605 CHEAPSIDE
Email:
Web:
www.penningtons.co.uk

Stephen Goldstraw

Tel:
Work 020 7753 7557
Email:
Penningtons Manches Cooper

Work Department

Tax.

Position

Partner dealing with corporate tax, VAT and stamp duty.

Career

Articled Slaughter and May; qualified 1983; trainee and assistant solicitor Slaughter and May 1981-85; corporate tax consultant Peat Marwick McLintock 1985-89; assistant solicitor Manches & Co 1989-90; tax partner 1990.

Education

Crewe County Grammar School for Boys; St Catherine’s College, Oxford; College of Law, Guildford (BA Hons Jurisprudence; David Blank scholarship).


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

The team at Penningtons Manches Cooper specialises in the technology, real estate, life sciences, and fashion and luxury goods sectors, regularly acting for high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, owner-managed companies, investors and plcs. Among other highlights, practice head Matthew Martin advised the shareholders of Oscar Mayer Group on its sale to a new vehicle set up by a German private equity fund; Ross McNaughton acted for Klareco Communications on its separation from Bell Pottinger out of administration; senior associate Gemma Davis assisted Aprirose with the £70m acquisition of a portfolio of pubs from Mitchells & Butlers; and Christopher Owen advised NewsQuest Media Group on the acquisitions of news publishers in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight and Berkshire. Stephen Goldstraw, Melvin Pedro, James Klein (who practises in London and San Francisco) and consultant Teja Picton-Howell are also noted. Other key clients include All Saints Retail, Klareco Communications, OTAS Technologies, MRH and Inauthentic Restaurant Holdings.

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