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Shoosmiths LLP

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Sanjeev heads up the Corporate team in Shoosmiths’ Thames Valley and Milton Keynes offices. With over 18 years experience in corporate finance, Sanjeev advises on all aspects of corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, exits, restructurings, reorganisations, shareholders’ agreements, corporate governance, equity investments and buy-outs.

Sanjeev’s clients include multi-national PLCs, large privately owned companies, PE houses, VCs, management teams and high net worth individuals. Sanjeev acts for clients across a wide range of sectors and has significant experience dealing with international transactions that have a cross border element.

Sanjeev’s recent experience includes advising:

Truworths International on the £256m acquisition of an 88.9% stake in the  high street footwear chain Office Retail Group

LDC and other sellers on the £221m sale of Bybox, a smart locker technology and field service solutions business, to Francisco Partners

The shareholders on the sale of outdoor retail brand Rohan Group Limited to H.Young Holdings PLC

The management team of Babington Group on their MBO, backed by RJD Partners

Intelligent Maintenance Systems Limited on a strategic transaction with E.ON Connecting Energies Limited

Downing Capital on numerous investments

NVM on numerous investments

BGF on numerous investments

Compucredit LLC on general corporate advice in connection with its UK entities


Sanjeev joined Shoosmiths in 2008. He completed his training contract and qualified in 2000 at Addleshaw Goddard.


Warwick University (LLB); Nottingham Law School (LPC).


Football, cricket and golf.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Industry focus > Retail and consumer

Noted for its ‘culture and values‘, the team at Shoosmiths LLP is well versed across the full spectrum of retail matters, with particular expertise in construction, advertising, employment, IP, insurance, M&A and restructuring mandates. London-based Gary Assim heads up the practice and is singled out for his IP expertise, where he represents clients in disputes concerning trade marks, copyright, design rights and patterns. Sanjeev Sharma practices from the Thames Valley offices and is well regarded for his corporate expertise, while Birmingham-based corporate occupier head Beth McArdle focuses on technology based mandates. Stuart Lawrenson in Solent is an employment specialist and the Manchester-based Kirsty Black oversees all property litigation matters.

London > Corporate and commercial > Venture capital

Able to provide ‘high-quality advice based on their comprehensive knowledge of market norms’, Shoosmiths LLP remains visible in the market among a slew of very active investors, including Gresham House Ventures and Octopus Ventures. Birmingham-based team head Alastair Peet has been pivotal to the success of the team as a whole, effectively knitting together expertise across key regions, including the Midlands, Thames Valley and London, as well as successfully implementing cost-efficient document automation, which has proved particularly useful for volume investors, including Octopus Ventures. Also based in Birmingham, Alistair Hammerton is gaining significant traction among an investor-focused client base and is appreciated for his ability to provide ‘concise and accurate advice‘Methodical and balanced’ in his approach, London-based partner Steve Barnett provides ‘commercial and pragmatic’ advice and continues to grow the firm’s company side credentials. Other key members of the national team include corporate partner Sanjeev Sharma, whose work encompasses a significant amount of venture capital mandates and tax partner Tom Wilde, who is ‘a standout individual for his knowledge of the EIS and VCT rules’. Helen Burnell, who leads the firm’s spHERe initiative to support female founders and venture capitalists, was recently promoted to partner.

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

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A long list of established market players such as Horizon Private Equity and Rothschild instruct Shoosmiths LLP on complex corporate transactions and the firm’s large commercial team services clients from all sectors, but has a particular focus on telecoms, online food delivery, fast-moving consumer goods, gaming, and manufacturing. The corporate side of the practice is headed by Sanjeev Sharma. In the Thames Valley Nina Smith leads the team and leverages her strong relationships with companies in the healthcare, investment, and private equity spaces. Nick Holland, a tech and privacy specialist, heads the firm’s commercial practice. Alongside him works Fiona Teague who has particular expertise in cross-border matters. Private equity specialist Kiran Dhesi is also noted.

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

The corporate and commercial team at Shoosmiths LLP has a wide client base including large corporates, public companies, private equity houses and venture capital firms. The practice operates across multiple sectors such as technology, industrial, healthcare and retail providing regulatory advice and M&A support. Robin Webb  heads the commercial team and focuses on advising global automotive brands in areas such as IT and finance with support from Sebastian Price. Corporate heads Amit Nayyar and Sanjeev Sharma  advise on a full range of matters with a specialism in private equity.