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Weightmans LLP

PALL MALL COURT, 61-67 KING STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 4PD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 233 7330
Fax:
Fax 0161 233 7331
DX:
18564 MANCHESTER 7
Email:
Web:
www.weightmans.com

Paul Raftery

Tel:
Work 0161 214 0528
Email:
Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.

Position

Partner and head of the firm’s corporate and commercial department. Specialises in mergers and acquisitions, MBOs, fund raising and investments and group reorganisations. Particular expertise in advising on cross border transactions and joint ventures and in the property and construction, telecommunications and professional sectors and in advising in relation to university spin-outs.

Career

Joined Mace & Jones 1997; partner 1999; merged with Weightmans May 2011.

Education

Manchester University; Nottingham Trent University.


North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Weightmans LLP's 'efficient and highly commercial' department is active in transactions across the manufacturing, healthcare, higher education and public sectors, and has seen growth in activity in the IT, digital and creative sectors, with consultant Robert Turnbull advising online retailer In the Style (ITS) on its investment-backing from Livingbridge. Elsewhere, Paul Raftery advised Aspire IOM on the sale of its subsidiary Kreston IOM to listed acquirer The Financial Services Opportunities Investment Fund. Sarah Walton heads the corporate team and tax partner Haydn Rogan is also noted. Vincent King  and Martin Vincent are recommended among the commercial team, which advises on heavyweight commercial contracts for the firm’s private and public sector client base; King is leading advice for the British Transport Police on its procurement of managed network services under the Crown Commercial Service’s Managed Network Services framework.

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