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Penningtons Manches LLP

31 CHERTSEY STREET, GUILDFORD, SURREY, GU1 4HD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01483 791800
Fax:
Fax 01483 424177
DX:
2405 GUILDFORD
Email:
Web:
www.penningtons.co.uk

Simon Bickerdike

Tel:
Work 01483 411460
Email:
Penningtons Manches LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner and national head of the firm’s corporate team specialising in cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, management buy outs, reorganisations, fund-raisings and shareholders’ arrangements.

Career

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

Education

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


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Penningtons Manches LLP fields a team of 'excellent all-round deal lawyers'. The national head of corporate, Simon Bickerdike , 'is a standout individual - a true trusted adviser', who advises on both domestic and cross-border acquisitions,  management buyouts and share sales. The team also attracts high-value MBOs and  fundraising mandates, often with multi-jurisdictional aspects. It advised the shareholders of  a group of Criterion companies on the sale of its entire issued share capital to Charles Taylor, a deal valued at up to £13m. It also assisted APA Publications with its acquisition of the Rough Guides from Dorling Kindersley. David Kendall, who handles the gamut of corporate transactions, especially those involving technology and IP, 'could confidently take the lead in any negotiation'. The 'calm, collected, intelligent, experienced and commercially astute' Philip Walton  is highlighted for his experience in the venture capital and private equity spheres; senior associate Liz Gillingham is also noted as is associate Hannah McIIwraith, who 'is always up to speed with  transactions, very knowledgeable and approachable'.

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