Kavita Patel > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
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Work Department

Corporate Finance




Kavita is head of our London office and also heads up our investment funds sector. She has a formidable reputation amongst her clients for technical excellence and getting the job done and is regarded as the ‘rainmaker of the team’.

Kavita specialises in a broad range of corporate finance transactions, both for public and private companies, including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, funding arrangements, restructurings and cross-border transactions.

Kavita also provides bespoke services to investment funds from establishment and fundraising, ongoing operation, regulation and compliance to restructurings, mergers and returns to investors by combining legal, tax, regulatory and compliance advice.


Kavita became a non-executive director of The Nottingham Building Society in Jan 2017.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Venture capital

Led out of London by Kavita Patel  and also benefiting from a strong presence in the Midlands, Shakespeare Martineau LLP‘s ‘commercial and driven‘ team is adept at advising funds, including core client Foresight Group, on investments into high-growth businesses throughout the venture capital lifecycle. Particular areas of strength include advice on tax-related investments (including EIS mandates) and funding to businesses in the green-tech and clean-tech sectors.

West Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Shakespeare Martineau LLP has a broad practice covering  M&A, corporate finance, private equity and general commercial matters. Practice head Richard Wrigley is an expert in transactions and restructurings, with a strong emphasis on the energy sector.  Other important names include: mid-market M&A specialist Adam McGiveron ; the corporate finance-focused Kavita Patel ; and Keith Spedding , who has a strong interest in the tech sector.