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Addleshaw Goddard

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Specialises in domestic and international M&A transactions and reorganisations for both public and private companies with a particular focus on both the financial services, telecoms and retail and consumer sectors. Chris s main clients include RBS, Diageo, AIG, Kajima and British American Tobacco. Jointly responsible for leading Addleshaw Goddard s Africa initiative with specific responsibility for East Africa.


Trained Theodore Goddard; qualified 2001; partner Addleshaw Goddard 2011 to date.


Law Society; Institute of Directors; IBA.


Shenley Court School, Birmingham; University College London (1997 Law 2:1); College of Law (1998 commendation).


Football (Aston Villa), running, golf, tennis.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

(Leading individuals)

Chris TaylorAddleshaw Goddard

The ‘highly responsive‘ and ‘technically excellent‘ team at Addleshaw Goddard works closely with dozens of FTSE 250-listed entities on a significant volume of corporate transactions, ranging from public takeovers to private equity-driven M&A. Under the leadership of the ‘outstandingChris Taylor, the sizeable team is noted for its capabilities in multi-jurisdictional matters, advising key domestic and foreign companies from the worlds of real estate, energy, consumer goods, gaming, and financial services. Taylor – who also heads up the Africa Business Group – is a key port of call for many of the firm’s emerging market-focused clients, with recent highlights including a number of joint ventures in the renewable power and infrastructure arenas. The corporate group fields a deep bench of talent that includes the likes of Nick Pearey, an expert in takeovers and ECM transactions; Simon Wood, a ‘completely dedicated’ mid-market M&A advisor; and senior partner Charles Penney, ‘an exceptionally safe pair of hands‘ who clients turn to for his deep knowledge of mainstream corporate finance. Turkey group head Elvan Hussein is praised for her capabilities in cross-border M&A, as well as her niche expertise in high-growth tech and fintech companies. Financial services sector co-chair Hugh Lauritsen is routinely sought out by numerous leading commercial banks for assistance in major strategic acquisitions and divestitures. Nordics-focused Ann Grewar joined the team from LOGOS legal services in September 2021.