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Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Corporate finance.


Partner specialising in all areas of corporate finance work with particular expertise in buy-out and venture capital work, acting for institutions, Newco and management teams.


Trained Eversheds; qualified 1994; assistant solicitor Eversheds, Manchester 1994-95; assistant solicitor Addleshaw Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard) 1995-2001; partner 2001.


Ashton on Ribble High School; WR Tuson College; Cardiff University (1991 LLB).


Football, travel, reading.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

(Hall of Fame)

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London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

(Leading individuals)

Yunus Seedat  – Addleshaw Goddard

Praised as an ‘absolutely brilliant team working at the very top end of their game’, Addleshaw Goddard has a proven track record in mid-market private equity and continues to act for a range of buyout houses on both acquisitions and exits. In addition to its sponsor-side work, the practice also acts on the management side of deals including representing public companies. Yunus Seedat now serves as divisional head of corporate and commercial, with Mike Hinchliffe leading the private equity team. Graham Cross is another name to note in this space, with particular expertise handling deals involving financial services companies. Gemma Phillips was promoted to partner in May 2021. The London-based team works closely with its other offices around the UK, with Paul Medlicott in Manchester a particularly active partner in this area. The wider firm also continues to expand its presence in Europe, opening a Paris office in 2021 and a Dublin office in April 2022.