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Partner who specialises in Mergers and Acquisitions in the mid-cap market and has particular expertise in the Digital Advertising, Retail, Fin-Tech and Renewable Energy sectors.

With considerable cross-border experience Paul represents corporates and stakeholders in Northern & Central Europe, the United States, the Middle East and Asia. Paul advises a number of European and Global Counsel.

Paul works closely with our Capital Markets team and has advised upon a number of public offerings on both the primary and secondary markets in London, in addition to advising in relation to private placements and private equity fundraisings.

His recent experience includes sdvising on the sale of a UK based (Tier 2 Regulated Firm) financial services trading platform to a Far East based commodities group;
Advising Swiss based Data Index Formulator in connection with their joint venture with a leading European based Regulated Market Exchange;
Advising in relation to an issue by a US based Digital Advertising Company in relation to SAFE (simple agreement for future equity) in conjunction with vanilla second round fundraising.
Advising a Nordic based Business Outsourcing Company in relation to its proposed merger with mid-cap UK operator.


Paul qualified as a Solicitor in 1993 having graduated LLB (Hons) from Manchester University and then College of Law, London.

Paul was a Partner in the Corporate Teams of both Osborne Clarke and Holman Fenwick & Willan before setting up the cross-border specialist law firm Corren Troen in 2003.

Paul joined the Corporate Team at Wedlake Bell as a Partner in November 2018.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap

Wedlake Bell LLP makes its way into the rankings this year thanks to a successful effort to expand its capital markets team. The team is now led by Martin Thomas, who specialises in listing transactions in London, and joined the firm from Watson Farley & Williams LLP. Since joining, Thomas has handled a number of equity financing transactions in connection with high-value M&A in the oil and gas sector. Another contact in the practice group is Edward Craft, who focuses on the retail, healthcare, and tech sectors, and has client relationships with several active nomads. Other notable additions to the team include Paul Corren and Claire McConway, who joined the firm in 2018 from HCB Solicitors and Carey Olsen respectively. Back just one more year, in 2017 Adam Lynch joined the team from Maclay Murray & Spens.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Traditionally active in the corporate real estate and private equity markets, Wedlake Bell LLP‘s corporate M&A offering has been significantly strengthened through multiple hires, including Martin Thomas and Nigel Taylor  from Watson Farley & Williams LLP. The enlarged team acts for a number of companies across a broad range of sectors, with the new hires adding clients in sectors like oil and gas. Both Janice Wall and Edward Craft are highly recommended for their experience in advising small to mid-cap companies, especially in the corporate real estate sector. Adam Lynch, who joined the firm in 2017, continues to be a strong force in the corporate real estate and hospitality sectors, handling corporate M&A and private equity transactions. Practice head Paul Corren was also a new arrival in 2018.