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Blake Morgan LLP

6 NEW STREET SQUARE, LONDON, EC4A 3DJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 2000
Fax:
Fax 0844 620 3402
DX:
445 LDE
Email:
Web:
www.blakemorgan.co.uk

Martin Kay

Tel:
Work 020 7814 6919
Email:
Blake Morgan LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Head of corporate, London. Advises on corporate work for UK and overseas private and public companies, HEIs, charities and other not-for-profit institutions. Areas of expertise include acting on private and public company mergers and acquisitions; MBOs, AIM and official list IPOs, reverse takeovers and other substantial transactions and associated fundraising activities.

Career

Trained Norton Rose; called to the Bar 1978; qualified 1983; partner Vizards 1997; company secretary Forbidden Technologies plc 2000; partner Tarlo Lyons 2002; partner Blake Lapthorn 2006.

Education

Liverpool Institute, Liverpool; Tudor Grange Grammar School, Solihull; University College London (1974 LLB).


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Martin Kay leads the practice at Blake Morgan LLP, which specialises in the technology, travel, retail, leisure and real estate sectors, particularly acting for high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses. Highlights for the team included Kay advising the founders of driver training firm TTC Group on the management buyout of the company; Lawrence Phillips acting for Virtual Clarity on Computer Sciences Corporation’s £10m equity investment in the company; and Stojan Essex assisting Fonehouse and Fonehouse Group with the sale of their franchise and online business. Senior associate Michelle Davenport is also noted. Robert Lyons moved to Taylor Vinters.

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