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With 30 years’ experience of corporate and M&A work, Crispin is a partner in the Corporate Group and a leader in his field. Crispin not only works across the UK (working between the London and Midlands offices of Shoosmiths) but also manages transactions outside the UK. He has a wide breadth of experience in terms of clients (whether UK or international private or public corporates, institutions, private equity houses, growth companies and start ups and individuals) across most sectors. Work includes M&A, divestments, equity capital markets, private equity transactions, corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Crispin also jointly heads Shoosmiths International managing and co-ordinating Shoosmiths’ relationships with law firms around the globe, including through its’ membership of the World Services Group (WSG), a global network of law firms, as well as its participation in the International Bar Association (IBA).

He was awarded UK M&A Lawyer of the Year 2020 by Lawyer Monthly. Legal directory quotes include: ‘cutting-edge advice’, ‘fantastic client-focused service’, ‘good commercial sense with a view to getting deals done quickly’, ‘pragmatic approach to complex multi-party negotiations’.


Prior to joining Shoosmiths in 2009, Crispin spent his years at Freshfields (8 years) and Eversheds Sutherland (12 years). Crispin edited the Directors Chapter of Tolleys Company Law Handbook for 10 years and is recognised in directories as being a leading expert in his field.


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Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

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Crispin Bridges WebbShoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP‘s Nottingham office attracts an impressive array of clients, including local companies, national and international businesses and venture capital funds. The team focuses on corporate issues and is led by the ‘commercial and practical’ Crispin Bridges Webb; he is frequently instructed on cross-border transactions with notable expertise in M&A, joint ventures, restructurings and corporate governance issues. Principal associate Gareth Cook departed the firm in February 2021 to take up an in-house position.