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Pitmans LLP

THE ANCHORAGE, 34 BRIDGE STREET, READING, RG1 2LU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work +44 345 222 9222
Fax:
Fax +44 118 958 5097
Email:
Web:
www.pitmans.com

Philip Weaver

Tel:
Work 0118 957 0441
Email:
LB Claims

Work Department

Company commercial department.

Position

Philip Weaver has been a Partner in the Corporate Department since 1997 and has been heavily involved in offering corporate advice to high-tech companies and continues to work with a wide range of companies in that sector on Mergers & Acquisitions and fundraising work.

He has substantial experience in dealing with shareholder issues, both agreements and disagreements. A significant part of Philips’ practice involves commercial work. He has prepared agreements and licences for many firms and has a particular strength in the technology sector. He is the resident legal expert in franchising, distribution and agency agreements.

Career

Trained Macfarlanes, London, qualified 1984; Norton Rose 1988 – 1992. Made partner in present firm 1997.

Languages

Portuguese, French (working knowledge).

Education

Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire; Pembroke College, Oxford (1979 BA Hons).

Leisure

Architecture, cricket, port, wine, history, MCC.


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

At Pitmans LLP, IPO and AIM listing expert Oliver Pilkington, who splits his time between London and Reading, made partner and advised finnCap on its role as AIM broker to Eco City Vehicles (now trading as Tax Systems) relating to the £73m reverse takeover of Tax Computer Systems and its £45m placing of shares. Philip Weaver, together with Gatienne Brault & Associés, advised Westcoast France on acquiring the electronic office supply division of ADVEO France and handled the supply and sale agreements between ADVEO and Westcoast in Germany, Italy and Spain. In other work, managing partner John Hutchinson assisted Ridgeway Garages (Newbury) with its £107m sale to Marshall Motor Group. Roger Gregory divides his time between Reading and London and is renowned for US and European mandates, concentrating on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. Recent personnel changes saw former head Andrew Peddie depart to Gateley Plc and Southampton-based department head Sean Kelly take over as leader of the team in Thames Valley.

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South East: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

At Pitmans LLP, corporate and commercial partner Philip Weaver heads non-contentious IT and telecoms work, and recently advised 360Globalnet on an investment made by Computer Sciences Corporation (now known as DXC Technology). The advisory side of the practice was bolstered when legal adviser Marie Evrard joined from CTIL, bringing expertise in data protection compliance, software and master services agreements, among other matters. Department head Tim Clark and Phil Smith are the primary contacts for contentious matters and, together, they represented Xma in High Court proceedings relating to a claim brought by InTechnology, which alleged that it had a sub-contract with the defendant for the providing a managed backup service, despite Xma’s termination of the main agreement. Noble Systems UK, Sky and HUMAX Electronics are other clients.

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