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Adam is a corporate lawyer with a broad range of experience and expertise advising on all aspects of corporate law, including M&A, public company, joint ventures and private equity investments on both buy-side and sell-side transactions. Adam advises a variety of clients, including public companies listed on the London Stock Exchange’s main and AIM markets, private companies, partnerships and entrepreneurs, in a number of industry sectors, with a focus on hospitality and leisure, corporate real estate and financial services. His recent experience includes: Advising on a £250M REIT IPO- A new real estate investment trust raised £250M in May 2017 by way of placing, offer for subscription, intermediaries offer and placing programme and for its shares to be admitted to the Specialist Fund Segment of the London Stock Exchange’s main market.

Advising on a £15M acquisition of a group of companies owning student rental accommodation in the UK. Advising a new fund established to invest in UK student rental accommodation. Advising on a £80M simultaneous sale and purchase of SPVs owning commercial property in London.The transaction involved the simultaneous sale of an Isle of Man property company and purchase of a Jersey property company, each which owned commercial property in central London, for an aggregate consideration of £80M.Advising on a $160M restaurant transaction
Advising the owners a number of well-known and exclusive global restaurant brands. The transaction involved the sale of an equity interest in a restaurant group for $160M and subsequent joint venture. Advising on a £10M management buy-in. Advising the owners of a consultancy services and project solutions recruitment business on restructuring the group, sale and a management buy-in by way of cash, consideration shares and loan notes. Advising on a £10m placing and open offer.The transaction involved advising an AIM company regarding its £10m secondary fundraising to meet Prudential Regulation Authority capital requirements pursuant to the terms of a new banking licence.


Adam joined the corporate team of Wedlake Bell as a partner in 2017.

Adam qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has a degree in Law from The University of Manchester. Prior to joining Wedlake Bell, he worked in the London office of Maclay Murray & Spens LLP.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Adam LynchWedlake Bell LLP

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.

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.