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Addleshaw Goddard

MILTON GATE, 60 CHISWELL STREET, LONDON, EC1Y 4AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7606 8855
Fax:
Fax 020 7606 4390
DX:
47 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Aster Crawshaw

Tel:
Work 020 7880 5926
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Professional practices group

Position

Aster is a partner in Addleshaw Goddard’s professional practices group, described as ‘pre-eminent in terms of overall experience and depth of resource’ by the ‘Legal 500’. Aster advises professional practices on governance, structuring, partner and risk management issues, with a particular emphasis on international structuring matters. He also advises on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and LLP conversions (both from general partnerships and limited companies). In addition, he works with businesses in the financial services sector, including hedge funds and private equity houses on partnership and the use of LLPs and partnerships.

Career

Trainee and associate Linklaters 1998-2003; associate Barlow Lyde and Gilbert 2003-04; associate director Ernst & Young Global 2004-07; Addleshaw Goddard LLP 2007 to date, partner 2010.

Member

Association of Partnership Practitioners and International Bar Association (Chair of the Academic and Professional Development Committee)

Education

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; College of Law, Guildford.


London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership

Within: Leading individuals

Aster Crawshaw - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Partnership

The level of service at Addleshaw Goddard is 'of the highest standard' and the team 'clearly has considerable expertise in partnerships'. It advises top-end professional service sector clients (including major City law firms) on all aspects of partnership,  LLPs, governance and constitutional matters. The group has particular expertise in drafting partnership and LLP agreements, international structures, which all sits beside a broad contentious practice. Noted for his substantial expertise in the area and 'ability to explain complex issues', practice head Aster Crawshaw advised Guernsey-based The Specialist Medical Group on the removal of its goodwill payment structure and its conversion into a Guernsey LLP. Transactional and structuring expert Jon Cheney assisted architectural practice Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP with a review of its global legal structure to achieve greater international integration and alignment; and having advised on the transfer of its UK operations from a New York Incorporated Company to a New York LLP, he is currently reviewing the operating structure in the Middle East. William Wastie was instructed by DAC Beachcroft LLP to carry out a comprehensive review of its governance and profit-sharing structure; a matter that resulted in a complete rewrite of the firm's LLP agreement. 'Very able' managing associate Chris Hallinan focuses on law firm regulation and alternative business structures. Former legal director Zulon Begum joined CM Murray LLP at partner level in June 2018.

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