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Craig Thompson

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Work 020 7863 8370
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Web:
www.forsters.co.uk/people/craig-thompson
Forsters LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner

Career

Craig is a partner in Forsters corporate team specialising in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements and commercial contracts.  

Craig's clients are diverse including corporate real estate clients, family offices, high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs.  A significant proportion of clients are international.  

Craig is noted for his problem solving and commercially astute approach to transactions.  He enjoys being immersed in his client's businesses and partnering with them to achieve their strategic objectives.

Craig trained at London City firm, SJ Berwin & Co., qualifying into their corporate practice in 1994. He was a partner at Olswang and Howard Kennedy before joining Forsters in 2011.  

Languages

French, German.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Reading University (LLB); Guildford College of Law; McGill University, Montreal (French).

Leisure

Sailing, skiing and reading.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Forsters LLP focuses particularly on advising family offices, high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs. The team includes consultant Craigie Pearson, who has experience in the hotels and leisure, charity and art sectors; cross-border M&A specialist Craig Thompson; and Christine Dubignon, who also regularly handles matters with an international element.

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London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Property finance

Forsters LLP is known for its work for borrower clients, but has recently added a number of leading lenders to its client roster, including Rothschild Bank International, OakNorth Bank and United National Trust Bank. The practice is led by Victoria Edwards - an 'excellent negotiator' who is 'practical' and 'always responds quickly' - and also includes Simon Collins, Ronan Ledwidge, Matthew Swainston and Craig Thompson. 'Diligent' senior associate Rowena Marshall is also noted.

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