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Karen Procter

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Karen is a partner specialising in corporate transactional work, advising a range of public companies and large private companies on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, capital fundraising and reductions, group reorganisations and corporate Governance. Karen also acts for brokers, NomAds and companies on flotations and secondary equity issues on both the official list and AIM. Karen is particularly experienced in dealing with international transactions and those involving cross border issues. Karen has been praised by her clients for her firm technical grasp of the relevant legal issues mixed with her pragmatic approach and understanding nature. Her calming influence and ability for straight talking is much appreciated on transactions.


Trained North Ainley, Oldham; qualified 1998; corporate solicitor Hauunonds (now Squire Sanders) 2000-2006 (Birmingham); corporate associate Halliwells 2006-2010 (Manchester); joined Shoosmiths 2010 as founding member of corporate team in Manchester; senior associate Shoosmiths 2011; partner Shoosmiths 2013.


The Hulme Grauunar School For Girls, Oldham; The University of Birmingham (1994 LLB Hons); Manchester Metropolitan University (1996 LPC).


Reading, theatre, films, travel and family life.

North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Shoosmiths LLP¬†delivers ‚Äėquick and pragmatic advice‚Äô and stands out for its ‚Äėpositive, can-do attitude‚Äô, handling high-profile M&A deals in addition to private equity and capital markets mandates. Headline transactions included advising the shareholders of Xtrac Transmissions on the sale of the entire share capital of Xtrac Transmissions to a Newco funded by Inflexion Private Equity Partners; advising YFM Equity Partners on its ¬£9m investment in 4net Technologies; and advising Decision Technologies on the acquisition of the online mobile phone comparison site from Adsar. ‚ÄėClear and concise‚Äô corporate team head Karen Procter¬†advises in a ‚Äėcommercial manner and does not get bogged down in legal technicalities‚Äô. In 2017, the team was bolstered by the arrival of former CEO of AIM-listed company Bglobal Tim Jackson-Smith; and Andrew Millar¬†from Brabners LLP. Senior associates Anna Kerrane¬†, who joined in 2017 from Weightmans LLP, and Benjamin Dredge¬† are also recommended. Richard Millington¬†heads the commercial team which advises on commercial contracts across the food, drink, retail, automotive, technology, digital, sport and financial services sectors.

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