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Nelsons Solicitors Limited

Work Department

Corporate services.


Partner. Experienced corporate and banking lawyer specialising in all types of corporate, funding and banking law. Chris acts for buyers, sellers, lenders, borrowers, management, investors, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), corporates and high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs).

Considerable experience in a number of sectors, including leisure and gaming; automative; professional and financial services; manufacturing; media and creative; development and construction.

Areas of expertise include: corporate finance (acquisitions, disposals and mergers; corporate reorganisations and restructurings; demergers; cross-border transactions); private equity/investment (management buy-outs and buy-ins; other private equity/investment work); banking and finance (real estate and development finance; acquisition finance; asset finance; refinancing; general banking; general secured and unsecured lending); joint ventures; corporate governance; company law.


Partner at Nelsons 2005-2014; Partner at Howes Percival LLP 2014-2018; Partner at Nelsons 2018-present.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Elsewhere in East Midlands

(Leading individuals)

Chris ReesNelsons Solicitors Limited

With a range of clients that includes SMEs, public companies and owner managed businesses, Nelsons Solicitors Limited is particularly strong in M&A, corporate restructurings and drafting commercial contracts. Chris Rees is experienced in corporate finance and private equity transactions, where he acts for clients such as management teams, investors and corporates. Harpreet Sandhu advises clients on commercial agreements and risk mitigation strategies across various key areas, including outsourcing, distribution, product development and IP.

East Midlands > Finance > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Chris ReesNelsons Solicitors Limited

Nelsons Solicitors Limited‘s Leicester practice handles a wide ambit of work for borrowers and lenders, including acquisition finance, asset finance, property funding, development funding and refinancing transactions. Chris Rees has vast experience in this field, and has notable specialisms in corporate banking, refinancings and property-backed lending. David Kaplan, who is based in Derby, has particular strengths in asset-based lending and funding arrangements. The ‘tenacious’ James Coningsby and associate Peter Rees often advise clients on property finance transactions.