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Sherrards Solicitors LLP

4 BEACONSFIELD ROAD, ST ALBANS, AL1 3RD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01727 832830
Fax:
Fax 01727 832833
DX:
141853 ST ALBANS 17
Email:
Web:
www.sherrards.com
London, St Albans

Leigh Head

Tel:
Work 01727 832830
Email:
Sherrards Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Company Commercial

Position

Partner in the company commercial department. Predominantly involved in general corporate and commercial work, whilst retaining a number of music and media industry clients, including Graphite Media Limited, the International Music Summit, Earworm Music, Bestival and Camp Bestival. Advising on matters ranging from recording and publishing agreements, sponsorship, joint venture agreements, event contracts and collaboration agreements. Recent transactions include: continuing to act for Cambria Automobiles PLC, including acting acting on the acquisition and disposal of various Jaguar Land Rover Dealerships throughout the year; acting for the founders of Eco Green Roofs Limited; continuing to act for Gift Universe Group in their commercial arrangements with various household names in the retail sector; and continuing to act for Winkworth Franchising Limited across all aspects of their franchise network.

Career

Trained with Dean Marsh & Co, a boutique commercial practice in the City, before spending three years with the firm after qualification; joined Sherrards in November 2004 as an assistant in the company commercial department; promoted to associate May 2007; made partner September 2008.

Member

Institute of Directors.

Education

Isleworth & Syon School; Thames Valley University (1993 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Family life, music, running, golf, cooking (and eating!).


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Sherrards Solicitors LLP fields a team of 'superb and professional practitioners' who are 'clear in their communication and effective at getting the job done'. From its base in Hertfordshire, the firm handles a range of M&A and private equity transactions for local, national and international clients, with particular strength advising owner-managed businesses. The firm has developed a strong reputation in the media and entertainment sector, where it acts for clients including Graphite Media, Earworm Music and Bestival. In an illustration of its work for international clients, Jean-Paul da Costa assisted Ofo UK, a China-based bike sharing company, with the establishment of its UK branch, which involved ensuring compliance with UK data protection laws, as well as handling UK trade mark applications. In another key mandate, practice head Leigh Head acted for Winkworth Franchising on a number of acquisitions and disposals, in addition to assisting it with commercial negotiations with franchisees. Also recommended are Geraldine Fabre, who particularly stands out for cross-border deals involving France and the UK; Kiall Bagnell, who was part of the team advising Cambria Automobiles on the £60m refinancing of the client's bank facilities; and Andrew Cooke, whose growing client base comprises private equity firms, high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and public companies.

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