Mr Mike Hinchliffe > Addleshaw Goddard > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Corporate finance/private equity.


Partner in the corporate division advising on acquisitions, disposals, private equity transactions (MBOs, MBIs and development capital), joint ventures and other general corporate advice. Clients include 3i, Bridges Fund Managers, ECI Partners, Foresight, Graphite Capital and Piper Private Equity. Deal experience includes the secondary buyouts of the Las Iguanas restaurant chain and Kurt Geiger, the buyouts of Evans Cycles and Media iQ, and the disposals of Kerridge Commercial Systems and The Gym Group.


Trained Addleshaw Goddard, Manchester; qualified 1999; partner and relocated to the London office 2007.


University of Birmingham (1995 LLB Law and Business Studies, First Class Hons).


Music, Manchester United, food and drink.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Mike Hinchliffe –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.