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As a corporate and commercial lawyer, Ian advises small to medium-sized organisations on a wide variety of transactions, both domestically and internationally. He has particularly strong experience of working with companies in the media and entertainment sector. Ian trained at Ashursts before founding a City practice which he managed for 14 years; this practice was merged with Constant & Constant and subsequently TLT in 2007. Ian is currently chairman of the trustees of a company pension fund. Ian s areas of expertise are mergers and acquisitions, assets sales and purchases, company and group restructuring, MBO and MBI transactions, shareholder and investment agreements and advertising and media contracts. Ian s key achievements include: (i) acting for the shareholders of a substantial stationers group in a merger to become the largest independent stationers in the UK; (ii) acting for the shareholders of the leading UK branding company in a sale to WPP; (iii) advising the US shareholders of one of the world s leading motivation and incentive companies in its acquisition by a large UK group; (iv) acting for the management of an MBI in the acquisition of Channel Islands TV; (v) advising a leading freight forwarding company in the oil and gas business on its reorganisation of the worldwide group in eight different jurisdictions; (vi) advising the Government of the Maldives including producing a report on the collapse of its international airline – Air Maldives.


Trained Ashurst, qualified 1975. Martin Hodson & Co 1976-78; Beesley Taylorson 1979-92; Constant & Constant, 1902-2007; TLT, 2007-12; Keystone Law, 2012.